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Coat of arms of Ferreyres
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of VaudCanton of Vaud Vaud (VD)
District : Morgesw
BFS no. : 5483i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 1313
Coordinates : 527 052  /  167870 coordinates: 46 ° 39 '29 "  N , 6 ° 29' 8"  O ; CH1903:  five hundred and twenty-seven thousand and fifty-two  /  167870
Height : 560  m above sea level M.
Height range : 470–697 m above sea level M.
Area : 3.16  km²
Residents: 309 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 98 inhabitants per km²
Website: www.ferreyres.ch
Location of the municipality
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Ferreyres is a municipality in the Morges district of the canton of Vaud in Switzerland .


Ferreyres lies at 560  m above sea level. M. , 16 km north of the district capital Morges (linear distance). The clustered village extends on a slope sloping to the south above the Venoge valley , in the Vaud Central Plateau , at the foot of the Jura .

The area of ​​the 3.1 km² municipal area covers a section of the western edge zone of the Vaud Central Plateau. The southern border runs along the Venoge, which flows through a valley deepened into the slopes at the foot of the Jura. From the Venoge the communal soil extends northward to the height of Les Aleveys (up to 590  m above sea level ), to the northwest over the valley of the Voualève (left side stream of the Venoge) and up the lower Jura slope , which is densely forested ( La Bossenaz ). The highest point of Ferreyres is 697  m above sea level. In 1997, 5% of the municipal area was in settlements, 42% in forests and woodlands, 52% in agriculture and around 1% was unproductive land.

Some individual farms belong to Ferreyres. Neighboring municipalities of Ferreyres are La Sarraz , Chevilly , Moiry , Romainmôtier-Envy and an exclave of Croy .


With 309 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2018) Ferreyres is one of the small communities in the canton of Vaud. 89.6% of the residents are French-speaking, 5.4% German-speaking and 2.3% Italian-speaking (as of 2000). The population of Ferreyres was 164 in 1850 and 157 in 1900. A rapid population increase has been observed since 1980 (125 inhabitants), with the number of inhabitants doubling within 20 years.


Ferreyres 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 and in the service sector. In Croset an der Venoge there used to be a mill, today there is a sawmill. In the last few decades the village has also developed into a residential community. Many workers are therefore commuters who work in the surrounding areas and in the greater Lausanne area.


The community is located away from major thoroughfares, on a connecting road that leads from La Sarraz to L'Isle . Ferreyres is connected to the public transport network by a Postbus course that runs on this route.


The municipality of Ferreyres was populated very early. In the forest of Bossenaz, numerous iron smelting furnaces were operated from the Latène period to around 600 AD, and in the area of ​​today's village from 500 to 800 AD. Furthermore, a burial ground from the early Middle Ages and a coin treasure from the 11th / 12th were discovered. Century. The place was first mentioned in a document in 814 under the name Forrarias . Later the names Ferrieris (978), Villa Ferrerias (981), Ferrarias (1049), Ferreria (1141) and Ferreres (1174) appeared. The place name goes back to the earlier activity, iron smelting (from Latin ferrum , iron).

In the Middle Ages , the Lausanne cathedral chapter, the Romainmôtier monastery and the Saint-Maurice abbey owned goods in the area of ​​Ferreyres. After the village briefly belonged to the Lords of Grandson , it came back to the Romainmôtier priory in 1130. Since 1141 Ferreyres was under the rule of La Sarraz.

With the conquest of Vaud by Bern in 1536, Ferreyres came under the administration of the Bailiwick of Romainmôtier . In 1598 it became part of the municipality of La Sarraz. After the collapse of the Ancien Régime , Ferreyres 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. It was not until 1818 that Ferreyres became an independent municipality again.


In the town center there are some characteristic farmhouses from the 16th to 19th centuries. Ferreyres does not have its own church; it has belonged to the parish of La Sarraz since the Reformation .

Web links

Commons : Ferreyres  - 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 .