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Denges coat of arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of VaudCanton of Vaud Vaud (VD)
District : Morgesw
BFS no. : 5632i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 1026
Coordinates : 531090  /  152937 coordinates: 46 ° 31 '27 "  N , 6 ° 32' 26"  O ; CH1903:  531090  /  152937
Height : 399  m above sea level M.
Height range : 373–434 m above sea level M.
Area : 1.66  km²
Residents: 1611 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 970 inhabitants per km²
Location of the municipality
Frankreich Genfersee Lac de Joux Frankreich Frankreich Bezirk Gros-de-Vaud Bezirk Jura-Nord vaudois Bezirk Lausanne Bezirk Nyon Bezirk Ouest lausannois Aclens Allaman Apples Aubonne VD Ballens Berolle Bière Bougy-Villars Bremblens Buchillon Bussy-Chardonney La Chaux (Cossonay) Chavannes-le-Veyron Chevilly VD Chigny VD Clarmont Cossonay Cottens VD Cuarnens Denens Denges Dizy VD Echandens Echichens Eclépens Etoy VD Féchy Ferreyres Gimel VD Gollion Grancy L’Isle VD Lavigny VD Lonay Lully VD Lussy-sur-Morges Mauraz Moiry VD Mollens VD Montherod Mont-la-Ville Montricher VD Morges Orny VD Pampigny Pompaples Préverenges Reverolle Romanel-sur-Morges Saint-Livres Saint-Oyens Saint-Prex La Sarraz Saubraz Senarclens Sévery Tolochenaz Vaux-sur-Morges Villars-sous-Yens Vufflens-le-Château Vullierens YensMap of Denges
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Denges is a municipality in the Morges district in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland . The former German name Dalingen is no longer used today.


Denges is 399  m above sea level. M. , 3.5 km east-northeast of the district capital Morges (linear distance). The village extends on the north-eastern slope of the Monteiron hill, west of the Venoge , in the Swiss Central Plateau , near the north bank of Lake Geneva .

The area of ​​the 1.7 km² municipal area comprises a flat section in the Vaud Central Plateau. The community soil extends from the winding course of the Venoge westward over the valley to the Monteiron hill , on which at 433  m above sea level. M. the highest point of Denges is reached. In the north, the area extends over a hollow to the slope of the plateau of Echandens. In 1997, 41% of the municipal area was accounted for by settlements, 7% for forests and woodlands and 52% for agriculture.

Denges has two larger commercial zones. Denges' neighboring municipalities are Ecublens , Saint-Sulpice , Préverenges , Lonay and Echandens .


With 1611 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2018) Denges is one of the medium-sized municipalities in the canton of Vaud. 84.4% of the residents are French-speaking, 5.3% Portuguese-speaking and 2.8% German-speaking (as of 2000). The population of Denges was 204 inhabitants in 1850 and 213 in 1900. Since 1950 (281 inhabitants) there has been a rapid population increase with a quadrupling of the population within 50 years.


Until the middle of the 20th century, Denges was a predominantly agricultural village. Today arable farming has only a marginal importance in the employment structure of the population. There is some viticulture on the southern slopes west of Echandens . Since the 1960s, two commercial and industrial zones have been created that offer numerous jobs. Local companies include the facade construction company Félix Constructions SA, a building materials store, a panel store and a fitness center (Askesis SA). In the last few decades the village has developed into a residential community. Many workers are therefore commuters who work mainly in Morges and Lausanne.


View in west direction from the road bridge to the Denges- Echandens passenger station and the drainage hill of the Lausanne marshalling yard

The community has good transport connections. It is on the main road from Morges to Crissier . The A1 (Geneva-Lausanne), opened in 1964, runs through the northern municipal area . The next connections are in Morges and Crissier.

The Renens – Morges section of the Lausanne – Geneva railway line was inaugurated on July 1, 1855, but Denges has only had a stop since 1890. From 1969 to 1971, the major was SBB - marshalling yard Lausanne Triage (French for marshalling yard) created the km with a track length of 60 some 17 hectares occupies the municipal area of Denges; the western part is in the Lonay area.


The place was first mentioned in a document in 964 under the name Dallingis . Later the names apud Dangias (1005), Les Denges (1164) and 1184 the current name appeared. The place name probably goes back to the personal name Dallo and means for the people of Dallo .

In the Middle Ages , the cathedral chapter of Lausanne, the Benedictine priory of Saint-Sulpice and the Lac de Joux ( L'Abbaye ) and Bellevaux abbeys owned real estate in Denges . With the conquest of Vaud by Bern in 1536, the village came under the administration of the Bailiwick of Morges . After the collapse of the Ancien Régime , Denges belonged to the canton of Léman from 1798 to 1803 during the Helvetic Republic, which then became part of the canton of Vaud when the mediation constitution came into force . In 1798 it was assigned to the Morges district.


The 17th century chapel was converted into a parish hall in 1775. Today's chapel on a slightly elevated location west of the village was built in 1973. Denges belongs to the parish of Lonay .

Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. Permanent and non-permanent resident population by year, canton, district, municipality, population type and gender (permanent resident population). In: bfs. . Federal Statistical Office (FSO), August 31, 2019, accessed on December 22, 2019 .