Vich, Switzerland

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Vich
Coat of arms of Vich
Coat of arms
Vich is located in Switzerland
Vich
Coordinates: 46°26′N 6°15′E / 46.433°N 6.25°E / 46.433; 6.25Coordinates: 46°26′N 6°15′E / 46.433°N 6.25°E / 46.433; 6.25
Country Switzerland
Canton Vaud
District Nyon
Government
 • Mayor Pierre-Alain COUVREU
Area[1]
 • Total 1.56 km2 (0.60 sq mi)
Elevation 456 m (1,496 ft)
Population (Dec 2015[2])
 • Total 896
 • Density 574.4/km2 (1,488/sq mi)
Postal code 1267
SFOS number 5732
Surrounded by Arzier, Bassins, Begnins, Coinsins, Genolier, Gland, Prangins
Website www.vich.ch
Profile (French), SFSO statistics

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

Economy[change | change source]

The Plainisphare record label is in Vich.

History[change | change 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 | change 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.


  1. Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016