Saint-Sulpice 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 Saint-Sulpicef .
Coat of arms of Saint Sulpice
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of VaudCanton of Vaud Vaud (VD)
District : Ouest lausannoisw
BFS no. : 5648i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 1025
Coordinates : 532 542  /  151222 coordinates: 46 ° 30 '32 "  N , 6 ° 33' 35"  O ; CH1903:  532,542  /  151222
Height : 394  m above sea level M.
Height range : 372–409 m above sea level M.
Area : 1.86  km²
Residents: 4668 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 2510 inhabitants per km²


Location of the municipality
Genfersee Bezirk Broye-Vully Bezirk Gros-de-Vaud Bezirk Lausanne Bezirk Morges Bezirk Riviera-Pays-d’Enhaut Bussigny VD Chavannes-près-Renens Crissier Ecublens VD Prilly Renens Saint-Sulpice VD Villars-Sainte-CroixMap of Saint Sulpice
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Saint-Sulpice is a municipality in the district of Ouest lausannois in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland .


Saint-Sulpice is 394  m above sea level. M. , halfway between Morges and Lausanne , 6 km west of the canton capital (as the crow flies). The village extends on the southern slope of a knoll east of the Veno Valley , in the Waadtländer Mittelland , in a panoramic position around 20 m above the lake level of Lake Geneva .

The area of ​​the municipal area of ​​1.9 km² includes a section on the north shore of Lake Geneva. The municipal soil extends from the lake shore northwards up the adjacent gently sloping slope to the main road Morges-Lausanne, which almost continuously forms the northern border. The highest point of Saint-Sulpice is 405  m above sea level. M. above the village. The western boundary runs along the Venoge, which flows into Lake Geneva with an alluvial cone. In the east the area extends to the mouth of the Chamberonne . In 1997, 74% of the municipal area was in settlements, 6% in forests and woodland, 19% in agriculture and a little more than 1% was unproductive land.

The single-family housing estate Les Pierrettes ( 375  m above sea level ) on the shores of Lake Geneva belongs to Saint-Sulpice . The neighboring municipalities of Saint-Sulpice are Préverenges , Denges , Ecublens and Lausanne . The settlement area of ​​Saint-Sulpice has almost completely merged with those of Préverenges, Ecublens and Lausanne.


With 4668 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2018), Saint-Sulpice is one of the medium-sized municipalities in the canton of Vaud. 81.6% of the residents are French-speaking, 7.9% German-speaking and 2.8% English-speaking (as of 2000). The population of Saint-Sulpice was 295 in 1900 . In the course of the 20th century the population increased continuously, in the last few decades it increased (only 1129 inhabitants in 1960).


Up until the first half of the 20th century, Saint-Sulpice was a predominantly agricultural village. Today arable farming has only a marginal importance in the employment structure of the population.

Since the middle of the 20th century, numerous companies have settled in the Venogetal in particular. Metal construction and IT are important branches of industry . The Polyval workshop for the disabled is located in the municipality of Saint-Sulpice and, since 1974, the sports center of the University of Lausanne and the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne EPFL. Saint-Sulpice has a marina on Lake Geneva. In recent years the village has developed into a residential community thanks to its attractive location.


The community has good transport connections. It is located on the main road 1 from Geneva to Lausanne . The nearest motorway junction (Lausanne-Malley on the western access road from Lausanne opened in 1964) is around 2 km from the town. Saint-Sulpice is connected to the public transport network by the Transports publics de la région lausannoise bus line , which runs from Morges to Ecublens.


Remains of graves from the Bronze Age and the Latène Age indicate an early settlement of the municipality. A burial ground was also discovered from the Burgundian period. In the High Middle Ages the place was probably called Cheretenges . Around 1100 the Bishop of Lausanne left the church near the lake to Abbot Robert von Molesmes. In Saint-Sulpice, which was mentioned as Sanctus Surpicius in 1228 , he founded a small Cluniac priory whose church was dedicated to Saint-Sulpice and St. Mary Magdalene. As early as the 15th century, the priory was poorly maintained and was probably closed around 1500.

With the conquest of Vaud by Bern in 1536, Saint-Sulpice came under the administration of the Bailiwick of Lausanne . Bern also left the former priory property to the city of Lausanne. This converted the convent building into a mansion and sold the goods. After the collapse of the Ancien Régime , Saint-Sulpice 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 Romanesque transept with the characteristic Burgundian crossing tower from the 12th century has been preserved from the former priory church of Saint-Sulpice . The church has three apses from the time it was founded; in the main apse there are fragments of frescoes from the 14th century. The former Romanesque chapter house was restored in 1971. To the southwest of the church are the buildings of the former priory, which were converted into a mansion in the 16th century.

Web links

Commons : Saint-Sulpice  - 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 .
  2. ^ Paul Bissegger: Eglise de Saint-Sulpice. (Swiss Art Guide, No. 321). Edited by the Society for Swiss Art History. Bern 1982, ISBN 978-3-85782-321-3 .