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|coordinates:|| 46° 27 ' n. Break. |
6° 9 ' o. L.
|Height:||1041 m and. M.|
|Surface:||24,26 km ²|
|inhabitants:||1772 (31. December 2005)|
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Saint Cergue lies on 1041 m and. M., 9 km northwest the district principal place Nyon (air line). The village extends in an area hollow above the Combe de Créva Tsevau, on the height of the foremost law chain, at the passport transition Col de la Givrine, east the La Dôle.
The surface 24,3 km ² of the large Gemeindegebiets covers a section of the Waadtländer Juras. Parts of the area belong to the protected zone park of the Jurassien Vaudois. The area extends both sides the valley cut of the Col de la Givrine in the law chain between the La Dôle in the south and the Noirmont in the north. In the north the municipality soil is enough up to the heights Fruitières de Nyon (1330 m and. M.) and Combe Grasse (1370 m and. M.), in the south to to the slope of the La Barillette and the punchline de Fin Château (with 1530 m and. M. highest point of Saint Cergue). In the range of the Col de la Givrine are the large forest areas Bois de la Pile and Bois de la Givrine. Completely in the west, at the border to France, Saint Cergue extends into the highest catchment areas of the Bienne and the Orbe. On the heights are expanded law high pastures with the typical powerful spruces, which are located either individually or in groups. In a narrow Zipfel the area hands the closely wooded slope Côte de Nyon after southeast down to nearly to the law foot. From the municipality surface 1997 6% were allotted to settlements, 65% to forest and wood, 28% to agriculture and somewhat less than 1% were unproductive country.
To Saint Cergue the settlement La Cure belong (1155 m and. M.), the border place west the Col de la Givrine, numerous holiday house settlements as well as many single yards, which are far scattered on the law heights. Neighbour municipalities of Saint Cergue are go in, Trélex, Givrins and Arzier in the canton Waadt as well as Les Rousses and Prémanon in the adjacent France.
with 1772 inhabitants (at the end of of 2005) belongs to Saint Cergue to the medium sized municipalities of the canton Waadt. From the inhabitants 86,1% are französischsprachig, 4,9% German-language and 4,2% English-language (conditions 2000). The total population of Saint Cergue amounted 1900 to 376 inhabitants. After 1960 (460 inhabitants) a rapid increase in population with a quadrupling of the number of inhabitants began within 40 years.
Saint Cergue was up to beginning 20. Century a village mainly coined/shaped by the agriculture. Today the agriculture with cattle breeding and dairy farming as well as forestry only a role play marginal note as branch of trade of the population of village. There are jobs in the local trade and particularly in the service sector (routistic range). In the last decades the village developed also to a Wohngemeinde. Numerous employed person are way commuters, who work particularly in Nyon and in Geneva.
the municipality is traffic-technically well opened. It is because of the main street of Nyon over the Col de la Givrine after Morez in France. The motorway connection Nyon to the A1 (would gene-dull-reflect) is approximately 12 km far away from the place. To 12. July 1916 was taken the railway line from Nyon to Saint Cergue in enterprise. Approximately one year later to 18. August 1917 took place the inauguration of the continuation until La Cure.
Saint Cergue developed 19 after center . Century to an elevator health resort, which experienced 1916 with the building of the railway line Chemin de fer Nyon Saint Cergue Morez (NStCM) a further upswing. Today Saint Cergue is an important winter sports place in high law. The skiing areas with numerous ski elevators at the northwest slope of the La Dôle are however on the Gemeindegebiet of go in. The law heights are suitable in addition for the long run haven. Also in the summer Saint Cergue is a popular trip goal for migrations and as sport station.
the first documentary mention of the place took place 1110 under the name ecclesia Sancti Cyrici, in 15. Century appeared the way of writing Saint Cergues. Already at the beginning 12. Century was a church in Saint Cergue, which was subordinate to the abbey Saint Claude. The village had an important strategic meaning at the Col de la Givrine, which was actively committed already in the Middle Ages by dealers and buyers. Under the protection of the abbey the family Thoire Villars built in 14. Century a castle with Saint Cergue and gave certain exemptions from taxes to the village.
With the conquest of the Waadt by Berne in the year 1536 Saint Cergue came under the administration of the Vogtei Nyon. After the collapse of the Ancien régime belonged the village from 1798 to 1803 during the Helvetik to the canton Léman, which came up afterwards with the coming into force of the Mediationsverfassung in the canton Waadt. 1798 were assigned it to the district Nyon.
objects of interest
the today's building of the church from Saint Cergue originates to a large extent from that 19. Century. From the former castle (Vieux Château), which during the Burgunderkriege by the oath comrades were destroyed, are present only small remainders.
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coordinates: 46° 27 ' N, 6° 09 ' O