Orny 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 Ornyf .
Orny coat of arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of VaudCanton of Vaud Vaud (VD)
District : Morgesw
BFS no. : 5493i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 1317
Coordinates : 530167  /  168 852 coordinates: 46 ° 40 '2 "  N , 6 ° 31' 34"  O ; CH1903:  530167  /  168 852
Height : 467  m above sea level M.
Height range : 437-586 m above sea level M.
Area : 5.55  km²
Residents: 368 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 66 inhabitants per km²
Website: www.orny.ch
Former port building on the Entreroches Canal

Former port building on the Entreroches Canal

Location of the municipality
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Orny is a municipality in the Morges district in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland .


Orny lies at 467  m above sea level. M. , 1 km northeast of La Sarraz and 18 km north of the district capital Morges (as the crow flies). The former street row village stretches on both sides of the Nozon river in a small valley on the southern edge of the Orbe plain , in the Vaudois Central Plateau .

The area of ​​the 5.6 km² municipal area covers a section of the Vaud Central Plateau. The south-western part of the area is taken up by the Nozon valley, which emerges from the Jura foot plateau into the Orbe plain. To the west of the village, the communal soil extends to the height of Sur Crause ( 505  m above sea level ), to the east of it to the hill Sur le Mont ( 504  m above sea level ). The entire north-eastern part of the community area includes the southernmost area of ​​the intensively agriculturally used Orbe plain (here around 450  m above sea level ) with the remains of the Entreroches Canal . The southern border runs on the Mormont , a crossbar between the Venogetal and the Orbe plain. This range of hills forms the watershed between the catchment areas of the Rhone and Rhine . On the northern slope of the Haut du Mormont is 590  m above sea level. M. reached the highest point of Orny. In 1997, 4% of the municipal area was in settlements, 16% in forests and woodlands, 79% in agriculture and a little more than 1% was unproductive land.

Orny includes the La Bernoise farm settlement ( 443  m above sea level ) at the northern foot of the Mormont and several individual farms. Orny's neighboring municipalities are Eclépens , La Sarraz , Pompaples and Bavois .


With 368 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2018), Orny is one of the small communities in the canton of Vaud. 90.1% of the residents are French-speaking, 3.9% German-speaking and 3.3% Portuguese-speaking (as of 2000). Orny had a population of 302 in 1900. After the population had decreased to 193 by 1980, a significant increase in population was observed again.


Orny was a predominantly agricultural village until the second half of the 20th century . Even today, arable farming , fruit growing and vegetable cultivation play 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 also developed into a residential community. Many workers are therefore commuters who mainly work in the surrounding larger towns.


The community is located on the main road from La Sarraz to Orbe . Orny has no connection to the public transport network. The nearest train station is in La Sarraz on the Cossonay-Vallorbe line.


The Orny municipality was settled very early on. It was crossed by a Roman road that connected Lausanne with Orbe. Traces of a settlement and a milestone have been preserved from the Roman period. The place was first mentioned in a document in 593 under the name Ornie . Numerous other names appeared later: Ornei (1012), Orniacum (1105), Hornie (1325), Ornye (1344) and Ornyez (1345). The origin of the place name is unclear. This could either have been derived from the Latin word ornus ( ash ) or from the personal names Orinius or Aurinius .

In the Middle Ages , the village belonged to the lords of La Sarraz, who donated the church to the Lac de Joux Abbey ( L'Abbaye ) in 1177 . With the conquest of Vaud by Bern in 1536, Orny came under the administration of the Bailiwick of Romainmôtier . 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 Cossonay district.


Orny has a remarkable church, the core of which dates back to the 12th century. The now reformed parish church of Notre-Dame was redesigned in the 14th and 16th centuries and in 1845. Parts of the nave and the choir are Romanesque , the Gothic side chapel dates from the 15th century. A special feature is the late medieval bell tower with a stone roof in the form of a steep pyramid.

To the south of the church is the castle, which once served as a rectory and was expanded and converted into a manor in the middle of the 18th century. Today it houses a retirement and nursing home. Some characteristic farmhouses from the 17th to 19th centuries have been preserved in the town center.

Web links

Commons : Orny 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 .