Vich, Switzerland

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Coordinates: 46°26′N 6°15′E

Vich
Country Switzerland
Canton Vaud
District Nyon
Coordinates 46°26′N 6°15′E
Population 712   (as of 2005)
Area 1.56 km2 (0.60 sq mi)
Elevation 456 m (1,496 ft)
Postal code 1267
SFOS number 5732
Mayor Pierre-Alain COUVREU
Surrounded by Arzier, Bassins, Begnins, Coinsins, Genolier, Gland, Prangins
Website www.vich.ch
Vich is located in Switzerland
Vich

Vich is a municipality in Nyon in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.

Economy[change | edit source]

The Plainisphare record label is in Vich.

History[change | edit source]

Vich once had a paleolithic village (which are about 2.5 million years old) on it. There are also clues that it was lived on during the Bronze Age. There is also a Roman paved road running through it from Nyon to Orbe.

Control[change | edit source]

Vich was controlled by many people. It belonged to the lords of Besançon to Cossonay, Prangins and Savoy.

In 1536 the canton of Vaud was taken by the Bernese who kept it until 1798 when the canton was freed by the French revolutionary troops. In 1803, Vich joined the Swiss Confederation.