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Romanel-sur-Morges coat of arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of VaudCanton of Vaud Vaud (VD)
District : Morgesw
BFS no. : 5645i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 1122
Coordinates : 528893  /  156422 coordinates: 46 ° 33 '19 "  N , 6 ° 30' 41"  O ; CH1903:  528893  /  156422
Height : 452  m above sea level M.
Height range : 396–508 m above sea level M.
Area : 1.76  km²
Residents: 458 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 260 inhabitants per km²


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 Romanel-sur-Morges
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Romanel-sur-Morges is a municipality in the Morges district in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland .


Romanel-sur-Morges is 452  m above sea level. M. , 5 km north of the district capital Morges (linear distance). The village extends on a plateau above the Bach Arena, west of the Veno Valley , in the south-western Gros de Vaud , in the Swiss Central Plateau .

The area of ​​the 1.8 km² municipal area covers a section of the gently undulating plateau in the Vaudois Central Plateau. The municipality extends from the western edge of the Venoge to the west over the Romanel plateau with the Les Grez hill ( 485  m above sea level ) to the slope of the Trente-Chiens hill , where at 500  m above sea level. M. the highest point of the municipality is reached. The forested valley of the Arena brook takes up the south-eastern part of the municipality, while its left side brook Néziau flows south of the village . In 1997, 11% of the municipal area was accounted for by settlements, 15% for forests and woodlands and 74% for agriculture.

Romanel-sur-Morges has a number of individual farms. Neighboring municipalities to Romanel-sur-Morges are Aclens , Bremblens and Echichens .


With 458 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2018) Romanel-sur-Morges is one of the small communities in the canton of Vaud. 93.4% of the residents are French-speaking, 3.0% German-speaking and 1.1% Italian-speaking (as of 2000). The population of Romanel-sur-Morges was 166 in 1900. After the population had decreased to 128 by 1960, a rapid increase was recorded again with a fourfold increase in the number of inhabitants within 40 years.


Romanel-sur-Morges was a predominantly agricultural village until the second half of the 20th century . Today arable farming has only a marginal importance in the employment structure of the population. There are several small wine-growing areas on the slope of the Les Grez hill .

The establishment of a commercial and industrial zone in the Venogetal significantly changed the economic structure in the village. Major companies specialize in the areas of electromechanics, precision mechanics , IT (Logitech SA, Logitech Europe SA) and panel construction. Romanel-sur-Morges also has a cheese dairy. In the last few decades the village has developed into a residential community. Many workers are also commuters who work mainly in Lausanne and Morges.


The community has good transport connections. It is on the main road from Morges to Cossonay . Romanel-sur-Morges is connected to the public transport network through a postbus course that runs from Morges to Cossonay.


The place was first mentioned in a document in 967 under the name villa Romanella . The name refers to a place that was inhabited by Romans, or the homestead of a person named Roman (i) us . Since the Middle Ages Romanel-sur-Morges has been under the lords of Cossonay . Part of the village rulership came to the Colombier rulership in 1410 through purchase . Since 1675 the entire lordship belonged to the city of Morges.

With the conquest of Vaud by Bern in 1536, Romanel-sur-Morges came under the administration of the Bailiwick of Morges . 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.


In the old town center, some farmhouses from the 18th and 19th centuries have been preserved next to the church.


Web links

Commons : Romanel-sur-Morges  - 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. . Federal Statistical Office (FSO), August 31, 2019, accessed on December 22, 2019 .