Dizy VD

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VD is the abbreviation for the canton of Vaud in Switzerland and is used to avoid confusion with other entries of the name Dizyf .
Dizy coat of arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of VaudCanton of Vaud Vaud (VD)
District : Morgesw
BFS no. : 5481i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 1304
Coordinates : 527 850  /  165297 coordinates: 46 ° 38 '6 "  N , 6 ° 29' 47"  O ; CH1903:  527850  /  165297
Height : 583  m above sea level M.
Height range : 517-606 m above sea level M.
Area : 3.04  km²
Residents: 222 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 73 inhabitants per km²
Website: www.dizy.ch


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 Dizy
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Dizy ([ dizi ], in the native Franco-Provencal dialect [ (a) diːˈziː ]) is a municipality in the Morges district of the canton of Vaud in Switzerland .


Dizy lies at 583  m above sea level. M. , 14 km north of the district capital Morges (linear distance). The farming village extends on the high plateau west of the Venoge valley , in the western Gros de Vaud , in the Vaud Central Plateau .

The area of ​​the 3.0 km² municipal area comprises a section of the gently undulating plateau of the Vaud Central Plateau. The main part of the municipality is occupied by the high plateau of Dizy, which is located on the hill La Crête northwest of the village at 604  m above sea level. M. reaches the highest point. To the south, the area extends into the Bois du Sépey forest , to the north into the valley basin of the Valangon , a right side stream of the Venoge. The western border is formed by the Veyron , which flows in a wide valley . In 1997, 8% of the municipal area was accounted for by settlements, 22% for forests and woodlands and 70% for agriculture.

Neighboring municipalities to Dizy are La Sarraz , Lussery-Villars , Cossonay , La Chaux (Cossonay) and Chevilly .


With 222 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2018), Dizy is one of the small communities in the canton of Vaud. 91.2% of the residents speak French, 4.7% speak Portuguese and 1.8% speak Albanian (as of 2000). The population of Dizy was 166 inhabitants in 1850 and 184 inhabitants in 1900. After the population had decreased to 93 people by 1980, a rapid increase in population was observed again with a doubling of the population within 20 years.


Dizy was a predominantly agricultural village until the second half of the 20th century . Even today, the have farming and fruit growing an important role in the employment structure of the population. Further jobs are available in local small businesses. Due to a restrictive building law, several new buildings have only been built since 1990. In recent years the village has also developed into a residential community. Many workers are therefore commuters who work in Cossonay and the greater Lausanne area.


Although the community is off the main thoroughfares, it is easy to get to from Cossonay and La Sarraz . The municipality is connected to the public transport network via a municipality-owned bus service that operates from Monday to Friday, except during school holidays, between Chevilly and Cossonay train station.


The first documentary mention of the place took place in 961 as in villa Discidis . Numerous other spellings appeared later: Dysi (1041), Disi (1221), Disye (1223), Dysy (1285), Disis (1299) and Dyssi (1311). The place name is derived from the Roman personal name Decius or Dicius .

The Romainmôtier monastery had owned land in Dizy since 1041 . The nobles of Dizy were under the rule of Cossonay from the 12th to the 15th century . 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 , Dizy 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 Cossonay district.


The village has a uniform appearance with characteristic farmhouses from the 16th to 19th centuries. Dizy belongs to the parish of Cossonay .

Web links

Commons : Dizy VD  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Permanent and non-permanent resident population by year, canton, district, municipality, population type and gender (permanent resident population). In: bfs. admin.ch . Federal Statistical Office (FSO), August 31, 2019, accessed on December 22, 2019 .
  2. Florence Cattin, Dizy VD (Cossonay) in: Dictionnaire toponymique des communes suisses - Lexicon of Swiss community names - Dizionario toponomastico dei comuni svizzeri (DTS | LSG) , Center de dialectologie, Université de Neuchâtel, Verlag Huber, Frauenfeld / Stuttgart / Vienna 2005 , ISBN 3-7193-1308-5 and Éditions Payot, Lausanne 2005, ISBN 2-601-03336-3 , p. 299
  3. Information about the municipal bus (pdf; 106 kB) ( Memento of the original from March 11, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.dizy.ch