|Canton :||Vaud (VD)|
|BFS no. :||5640|
|Postal code :||1167|
|Coordinates :||524157 / 150766|
|Height :||458 m above sea level M.|
|Height range :||392–486 m above sea level M.|
|Area :||2.34 km²|
|Residents:||686 (December 31, 2018)|
|Population density :||293 inhabitants per km²|
|Location of the municipality|
Lussy-sur-Morges is a municipality in the Morges district in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland . Until 1953 the municipality was officially called Lussy .
Lussy-sur-Morges is 458 m above sea level. M. , 3.5 km west of the district capital Morges (linear distance). The village extends on a slope slightly to the south in the Vaud Central Plateau , in a panoramic position around 80 m above the lake level of Lake Geneva .
The area of the municipality of 2.3 km² covers a section of the Vaud Central Plateau north of Lake Geneva. The gently sloping slope of Lussy is bordered in the south by the valley of the Boiron de Morges , in the west by its side stream Irence and in the east by the Blacon (also a tributary of the Boiron). In the north is on the plateau of Denens with 487 m above sea level. M. the highest point of Lussy-sur-Morges reached. In 1997, 12% of the municipal area was accounted for by settlements, 13% for forests and woodlands and 75% for agriculture.
Several individual farms belong to Lussy-sur-Morges. The neighboring municipalities of Lussy-sur-Morges are Saint-Prex in the south, Villars-sous-Yens in the west, Denens in the north and Lully in the east .
With 686 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2018) Lussy-sur-Morges is one of the smaller municipalities in the canton of Vaud. 87.7% of the residents are French-speaking, 4.5% German-speaking and 3.5% English-speaking (as of 2000). The population of Lussy-sur-Morges was 165 in 1900. Since 1960 (159 inhabitants) there has been a rapid increase in population with almost a quadrupling of the population within 40 years.
Lussy-sur-Morges was a predominantly agricultural village until the second half of the 20th century . Even today, agriculture and viticulture have an important role in the income structure of the population. Further jobs are available in local small businesses and in the service sector. In the last few decades the village has developed into a residential community thanks to its attractive location. Many workers are therefore commuters who work mainly in Morges and Lausanne.
The municipality is well developed in terms of transport, although it is located off the main thoroughfares on a cantonal road from Lully to Villars-sous-Yens . The Morges-Ouest motorway junction on the A1 (Geneva-Lausanne) opened in 1964 is around 2.5 km from the town. Lussy-sur-Morges is connected to the public transport network through a PostBus course that runs from Morges to Lavigny .
The first written mention of the place took place in 1026 as in villa Luciaco . Later the names Lusci (1177), Luxie (1228), Lussie (1230), Luxye (1279) and Lussiez (1453) appeared. The place name goes back to the Latin personal name Lucius . Around the year 1000, a priory was founded in Lussy-sur-Morges, which was under the Abbey of Saint-Maurice until the Reformation .
With the conquest of Vaud by Bern in 1536, the village came under the administration of the Bailiwick of Morges . From 1746 Lussy-sur-Morges formed its own small rule. After the collapse of the Ancien Régime , the village 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 place was hit several times by severe fires, the last time on September 26, 1866.
The current construction of the parish church Saint-Maurice, mentioned as a priory church in 1177, dates from 1759. The rectory was also built in that year. The Delessert house has a late Gothic portal under a wooden gallery. In the center of the village there are some characteristic farm and wine-growing houses from the 17th to 19th centuries.
- Official website of the municipality of Lussy-sur-Morges (French)
- François Béboux: Lussy-sur-Morges. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
- Aerial photography
- ↑ 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 .