|Canton :||Vaud (VD)|
|BFS no. :||5644|
|Postal code :||1128|
|Height range :||501–614 m above sea level M.|
|Area :||1.18 km²|
|Residents:||398 (December 31, 2018)|
|Population density :||337 inhabitants per km²|
|Location of the municipality|
Reverolle is Morges (air line). The village extends on a slope sloping to the south-east over the wide valley basin of the Morges , in the Vaud Central Plateau , in a panoramic position around 200 m above lake level of Lake Geneva ., 6 km northwest of the district capital
The area of the municipality, which is just 1.2 km² in size, comprises a small section of the Vaud Central Plateau in the hinterland of Morges. The communal soil extends on the slope of Reverolle, extends in the southeast into the hollow of the Morges river, and includes a section of the Curbit brook in the west . The highest elevation of Reverolle isbelow the La Motte settlement belonging to Apples. In 1997, 15% of the municipal area was accounted for by settlements, 2% for forests and woodlands and 83% for agriculture.
With 398 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2018) Reverolle is one of the small communities in the canton of Vaud. 94.1% of the residents are French-speaking, 2.5% German-speaking and 1.6% Portuguese-speaking (as of 2000). The population of Reverolle was 198 in 1900. After the population had decreased to 119 inhabitants by 1960, a rapid increase was recorded again, with the number of inhabitants tripling within 40 years.
Reverolle 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. There is a large wine-growing area on the slope below the village. Further jobs are available in local small businesses and in the service sector. Reverolle owns a wine shop. 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 primarily in Lausanne and Morges.
The community has good transport connections. It is located near the main road from Morges to Bière . The Morges-Ouest motorway junction on the A1 (Geneva-Lausanne) opened in 1964 is around 6 km from the town. Reverolle is connected to the public transport network through a Postbus course that runs from Morges to Apples . In the municipality of Apples the Reverolle station is located on the narrow-gauge railway Bière – Apples – Morges, which went into operation on July 1, 1895 .
The first written mention of the place took place in 1177 under the name Ruvilora . Later the names Revirola (1223), Riveroula (1228), Riverulaz (1281), Reverola appeared in the 17th century and Reverolle since the 19th century. The place name is derived from the Latin word roboretum (oak grove).
Since the Middle Ages, the Reverolle lordship was under the command of the lords of Colombier . With the conquest of Vaud by Bern in 1536, the village came under the administration of the Kastlanei Vullierens in the Bailiwick of Morges . After the collapse of the Ancien Régime , Reverolle 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 church of Reverolle, mentioned since 1177, belonged to the Canons of the Great Saint Bernard. The current building dates largely from the 18th century.
- Official website of the municipality of Reverolle (French)
- Germain Hausmann: Reverolle. 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 .