L'Abbaye

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L'Abbaye
Church tower of L'Abbaye
Church tower of L'Abbaye
Coat of arms of L'Abbaye
Coat of arms
Location of L'Abbaye
L'Abbaye is located in Switzerland
L'Abbaye
L'Abbaye
L'Abbaye is located in Canton of Vaud
L'Abbaye
L'Abbaye
Coordinates: 46°39′N 06°19′E / 46.650°N 6.317°E / 46.650; 6.317Coordinates: 46°39′N 06°19′E / 46.650°N 6.317°E / 46.650; 6.317
CountrySwitzerland
CantonVaud
DistrictJura-Nord vaudois
Government
 • MayorSyndic
Christophe Bifrare
Area
 • Total31.89 km2 (12.31 sq mi)
Elevation
1,014 m (3,327 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[2]
 • Total1,476
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Les Bayets
Postal code
1344 L'Abbaye
1346 Les Bioux
1342 Le Pont
SFOS number5871
LocalitiesLes Bioux, Le Pont, L'Abbaye
Surrounded byLe Chenit, Le Lieu, L'Isle, Mont-la-Ville, Montricher, Vallorbe, Vaulion
Websitewww.labbaye.ch
Profile (French), SFSO statistics

L'Abbaye is a municipality in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland, in the Jura-Nord vaudois district in the Vallée de Joux. Its name is from Lac de Joux Abbey, a Premonstratensian monastery.

Geography[change | change source]

L'Abbaye

L'Abbaye is located on the eastern shore of the Lac de Joux at an elevation of between 1,000 m (3,300 ft) and 1,600 m (5,200 ft). It is at the heart of the Vallée de Joux in the Jura. It includes also the villages of Les Bioux and Le Pont.

The municipality was part of the La Vallée District until it was dissolved on 31 August 2006, and L'Abbaye became part of the new district of Jura-Nord vaudois.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. "Ständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Staatsangehörigkeitskategorie Geschlecht und Gemeinde; Provisorische Jahresergebnisse; 2018". Federal Statistical Office. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  3. Nomenklaturen – Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz (German) accessed 4 April 2011

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