Granges-près-Marnand

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Granges-près-Marnand
Granges-près-Marnand and Sassel
Granges-près-Marnand and Sassel
Coat of arms of Granges-près-Marnand
Coat of arms
Location of Granges-près-Marnand
Granges-près-Marnand is located in Switzerland
Granges-près-Marnand
Granges-près-Marnand
Granges-près-Marnand is located in Canton of Vaud
Granges-près-Marnand
Granges-près-Marnand
Coordinates: 46°46′N 6°53′E / 46.767°N 6.883°E / 46.767; 6.883Coordinates: 46°46′N 6°53′E / 46.767°N 6.883°E / 46.767; 6.883
CountrySwitzerland
CantonVaud
DistrictBroye-Vully
Area
 • Total6.95 km2 (2.68 sq mi)
Elevation
473 m (1,552 ft)
Population
 (2009)
 • Total1,210
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Postal code
1523
SFOS number5818
Surrounded byCheiry (FR), Fétigny (FR), Henniez, Marnand, Ménières (FR), Sassel, Surpierre (FR), Trey, Villeneuve (FR)
Website
Profile (in French), SFSO statistics

Granges-près-Marnand was a municipality in the Broye-Vully district in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. On 1 July 2011 the former municipalities of Cerniaz, Combremont-le-Grand, Combremont-le-Petit, Granges-près-Marnand, Marnand, Sassel, Seigneux and Villars-Bramard joined together to become the new municipality of Valbroye.[1]

Transport[change | change source]

The municipality has a rail connection to the Léman Express network via the PalézieuxPayerne line. On 29 July 2013, two passenger trains on the line suffered a head-on collision at Granges-près-Marnand, causing at least 35 injuries and one fatality.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 17 February 2011
  2. "Dozens injured as two trains collide in Switzerland". RTÉ News. Retrieved 29 July 2013.

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