|Canton :||Vaud (VD)|
|BFS no. :||5650|
|Postal code :||1126|
|Coordinates :||525 647 / 153990|
|Height :||504 m above sea level M.|
|Height range :||439-535 m above sea level M.|
|Area :||2.10 km²|
|Residents:||184 (December 31, 2018)|
|Population density :||88 inhabitants per km²|
|Location of the municipality|
Vaux-sur-Morges is a municipality in the Morges district of the canton of Vaud in Switzerland .
Vaux-sur-Morges is 504 m above sea level. M. , 3.5 km northwest of the district capital Morges (air line). The village extends on a plateau above the valley of the Morges , in the Vaudois Central Plateau , in a panoramic position around 130 m above the lake level of Lake Geneva .
The area of the 2.1 km² municipal area covers a section of the plateau in the hinterland of Morges. The southern boundary is the meandering course of the Morges river in a wooded valley around 50 m deep. In the west, the community soil extends into the valley basin in the area of the confluence of the Curbit in the Morges. The northern and eastern part of the area is located on the high plateau on which the Champ des Bois with 533 m above sea level. M. the highest point of Vaux-sur-Morges is reached. In 1997, 8% of the municipal area was accounted for by settlements, 13% for forests and woodlands and 79% for agriculture.
Vaux-sur-Morges consists of several small scattered settlements and a few individual farms. Neighboring municipalities to Vaux-sur-Morges are Echichens , Vufflens-le-Château , Bussy-Chardonney , Reverolle and Clarmont .
With 184 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2018), Vaux-sur-Morges is one of the small communities in the canton of Vaud. 88.0% of the residents are French-speaking, 7.0% English-speaking and 3.2% German-speaking (as of 2000). The population of Vaux-sur-Morges was 129 in 1900. After the population had decreased to 85 by 1980, a significant increase in population with a doubling of the number of inhabitants was observed in the last 20 years.
Vaux-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. Some small wine-growing areas are located on the left, south-facing slope of the Morges valley. Further jobs are available in local small businesses and in the service sector. In recent years the village has developed into a residential community. Many workers are therefore commuters who work primarily in Lausanne and Morges. According to statistics from the Swiss Federal Tax Administration, Vaux-sur-Morges had the highest average taxable income per capita in Switzerland in 2006 with CHF 338,779.
Although the community is located away from major thoroughfares, it is still well developed in terms of traffic. It is located on the cantonal road from Morges to Clarmont. The Morges-Ouest motorway junction on the A1 (Geneva-Lausanne) opened in 1964 is around 4 km from the town. Vaux-sur-Morges is connected to the public transport network through a Postbus course that runs from Morges to Apples .
Remains of a Roman aqueduct bear witness to an early inspection and settlement of the municipality. Since the Middle Ages, Vaux-sur-Morges has been under the rule of Montricher , later it came under the rule of Monnaz. With the conquest of Vaud by Bern in 1536, Vaux-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.
- Official website of the municipality of Vaux-sur-Morges (French)
- François Béboux: Vaux-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 .
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