|surface:|| 3 ' 212 km ²|
|inhabitants:|| 657 ' 700 (2004)|
|population density:|| 205 Einw. /km ²|
|entry to the confederation:||1803|
The canton becomes as the Waadt or alsowhen the Waadtland designates, in the French Pays de Vaud. The native ones are called as Waadtländer, in the French Vaudois.
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the canton Waadt lies in the west of Switzerland. The Waadt extends from the Geneva lake to the new citizen lake. It borders in the northwest on the French Départements Ain, law, and Doubs,in the southwest to the canton Geneva, in the southeast to whale-read, in the east to the cantons Freiburg and Berne and in the northeast at new castle. Beyond the Geneva lake the Waadtland borders on the Département strike Savoie.
In the northeast the district Avenches forms a Exklave umschlossene of the canton Freiburg. On the other side Freiburg possesses three enclavesin the Waadt. It exists besides those Geneva enclave Céligny in the southwest of the canton.
the canton in Romandie is französischsprachig and predominantly Protestant.
Most Waadtländer lives in the dye Lausanne with approximately 275 ' 000 inhabitants,in the dye Montreux - Vevey (70 ' 000 E.) as well as in Yverdon les Bains. Nyon again belongs rather to the dye of Geneva.
the capital Lausanne is the economical center of the Waadt. Around the capital is thatIndustrial sector actively. In the city has the service sector with a portion of 72% the upper hand. In Lausanne the EPFL, the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Swiss federal technical university Lausanne) and the UNIL (Université de Lausanne) is also togetherover 20 ' 000 students.
The Waadt is after whale-reads the second largest wine manufacturer of Switzerland. Waadtländer wine is mostly Weisswein and the vines in addition is preferentially at the steep rock slopes above the Geneva lake. Agriculture becomes in Waadtländi in ofGeneva lake remote areas operated. Sugar plan days are around Orbe, tobacco in the Broye - area. Fruits predominantly grow at the foot of the law mountains. In BEX exists besides a salt mine.
in different localities at the Geneva lake is thatTourism an important component of the economy. This predominantly concerns the regions around Lausanne, Montreux and Vevey.
cities and places
- Lausanne, capital with 117 ' 152 inhabitants
- Yverdon les Bains,24 ' 388 inhabitants
- Montreux, 23 ' 010 inhabitants
- Renens (VD), 18 ' 102 inhabitants
- Nyon, 16 ' 841 inhabitants
- Vevey, 16 ' 641 inhabitants
- Pully, 16 ' 484 inhabitants
- Morges, 13 ' 959 inhabitants
- Prilly, 10 ' 653 inhabitants
- Gland, 10 ' 524 inhabitants
- La route de Peilz, 10 ' 470 inhabitants
- Ecublens (VD), 10 ' 286 inhabitants
the data refer on the 31. December 2005. One finds a complete list under: Municipalities of the canton Waadt
of districts with principal place
the canton is since 1803 in19 districts and 381 municipalities partitions.
- District d'Aigle
- District d'Aubonne
- District of d'Avenches
- District de Cossonay
- District d'Echallens
- District de Grandson
- District de Lausanne
- District de La Vallée
- District de Lavaux
- District de Morges
- District de Moudon
- District de Nyon
- District d'Orbe
- District d'Oron
- District de Payerne
- District you Pays d'Enhaut
- District de Rolle
- District de Vevey
- District d'Yverdon
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