Estavayer-le-Lac

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Estavayer-le-Lac
Old City of Estavayer-le-Lac
Old City of Estavayer-le-Lac
Coat of arms of Estavayer-le-Lac
Coat of arms
Location of Estavayer-le-Lac
Estavayer-le-Lac is located in Switzerland
Estavayer-le-Lac
Estavayer-le-Lac
Estavayer-le-Lac is located in Canton of Fribourg
Estavayer-le-Lac
Estavayer-le-Lac
Coordinates: 46°51′00″N 6°50′50″E / 46.85000°N 6.84722°E / 46.85000; 6.84722Coordinates: 46°51′00″N 6°50′50″E / 46.85000°N 6.84722°E / 46.85000; 6.84722
CountrySwitzerland
CantonFribourg
DistrictBroye
Government
 • MayorAlbert Bachmann
Area
 • Total8.93 km2 (3.45 sq mi)
Elevation
448 m (1,470 ft)
Highest elevation
489 m (1,604 ft)
Lowest elevation429 m (1,407 ft)
Population
 (December 2017)
 • Total6,208
 • Density700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Postal code
1470
SFOS number2015
Surrounded byAutavaux, Font, Gorgier (NE), Les Montets, Lully, Montbrelloz, Saint-Aubin-Sauges (NE), Sévaz, Vaumarcus (NE)
Websitewww.estavayer-le-lac.ch
SFSO statistics

Estavayer-le-Lac [estavaje l(ə) lak][2] (Arpitan: About this soundThavalyi-le-Lé [3]) is a former municipality of the canton of Fribourg, Switzerland. It is on the south shore of Lake Neuchâtel and is between Yverdon and Bern. It was the capital of the district of Broye.

History[change | change source]

On 1 January 2012 the former municipality of Font merged into the municipality of Estavayer-le-Lac.[4] On 1 January 2017 the former municipalities of Bussy, Estavayer-le-Lac, Morens, Murist, Rueyres-les-Prés, Vernay and Vuissens merged into the new municipality of Estavayer.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. Florence Cattin/Andres Kristol, Estavayer-le-Lac FR (La Broye) in: Dictionnaire toponymique des communes suisses – Lexikon der schweizerischen Gemeindenamen – Dizionario toponomastico dei comuni svizzeri (DTS|LSG), Centre de dialectologie, Université de Neuchâtel, Verlag Huber, Frauenfeld/Stuttgart/Wien 2005, ISBN 3-7193-1308-5 und Éditions Payot, Lausanne 2005, ISBN 2-601-03336-3, S. 339–340.
  3. Dictionnaire-Dikchenéro: Français-Patois/Patê-Franché. Société cantonale des patoisans fribourgeois. Fribourg: 2013. p. 170
  4. 4.0 4.1 Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 17 February 2011

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