Moudon

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Moudon
Château de Carrouge in Moudon
Château de Carrouge in Moudon
Coat of arms of Moudon
Coat of arms
Location of Moudon
Moudon is located in Switzerland
Moudon
Moudon
Moudon is located in Canton of Vaud
Moudon
Moudon
Coordinates: 46°40′N 6°48′E / 46.667°N 6.800°E / 46.667; 6.800Coordinates: 46°40′N 6°48′E / 46.667°N 6.800°E / 46.667; 6.800
CountrySwitzerland
CantonVaud
DistrictBroye-Vully
Government
 • MayorSyndic
Gilbert Gubler
Area
 • Total15.68 km2 (6.05 sq mi)
Elevation
514 m (1,686 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[2]
 • Total6,135
 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Les Moudonnois
Les Mange-plumes
Les Traîne-bailli
Postal code
1510
SFOS number5678
LocalitiesBressonnaz
Surrounded byNeyruz-sur-Moudon, Bussy-sur-Moudon, Lucens, Curtilles, Chesalles-sur-Moudon, Chavannes-sur-Moudon, Vulliens, Syens, Rossenges, Hermenches, Sottens, Martherenges, Chapelle-sur-Moudon, Saint-Cierges
Twin townsMazan (France)
Websitewww.moudon.ch
Profile (in French), SFSO statistics

Moudon (Latin: Minnodunum; German: Milden) is a municipality in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. It was the capital of the Moudon District and is now in the Broye-Vully District.

History[change | change source]

Montmagny was known as Minnodunum or Minnidunum during the Roman era. Around 1100, 1154 and 1180 it was mentioned as Meldun, in 1161 it was Moudon and in 1167 as Meldunum or Mildunum.[3]

As ancient Minnodunum, during Roman times, the city was in the country of the Helvetii, on a road from Viviscus (modern Vevey), on the Lake of Geneva, to Aventicum (modern Avenches).[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. https://www.pxweb.bfs.admin.ch/pxweb/fr/px-x-0102020000_201/-/px-x-0102020000_201.px/; retrieved: 2 June 2020.
  3. Montmagny in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4.  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Helvetii". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray. p. 1044.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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