Lucens

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Lucens
Lucens village
Lucens village
Coat of arms of Lucens
Coat of arms
Location of Lucens
Lucens is located in Switzerland
Lucens
Lucens
Lucens is located in Canton of Vaud
Lucens
Lucens
Coordinates: 46°42′N 6°51′E / 46.700°N 6.850°E / 46.700; 6.850Coordinates: 46°42′N 6°51′E / 46.700°N 6.850°E / 46.700; 6.850
CountrySwitzerland
CantonVaud
DistrictBroye-Vully
Government
 • MayorSyndic
Area
 • Total7.86 km2 (3.03 sq mi)
Elevation
498 m (1,634 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[2]
 • Total4,200
 • Density530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Postal code
1522
SFOS number5675
Surrounded byBussy-sur-Moudon, Cremin, Curtilles, Forel-sur-Lucens, Moudon, Oulens-sur-Lucens, Seigneux, Surpierre (FR), Villeneuve (FR)
Websitewww.lucens.ch
Profile (French), SFSO statistics

Lucens is a municipality in Broye-Vully in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.

History[change | change source]

Lucens was first mentioned in 964 as in villa Losingus. It was formerly known by the German name Losingen.

In 1969, the Lucens reactor, an underground nuclear reactor started operation in Lucens. It soon had a serious accident, resulting in massive radioactive contamination of the underground site, which was then sealed.

The nearby municipality Oulens-sur-Lucens became part of Lucens municipality on 1 July 2011.[3]

On 1 January 2017 the former municipalities of Brenles, Chesalles-sur-Moudon, Cremin, Forel-sur-Lucens and Sarzens joined together to become the municipality of Lucens.[4]

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. Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 17 February 2011
  4. Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz (German) accessed 10 January 2017

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