Vich, Switzerland

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Coat of arms of Vich
Location of Vich
 • MayorPierre-Alain COUVREU
 • Total1.56 km2 (0.60 sq mi)
456 m (1,496 ft)
 • Total1,035
 • Density660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
SFOS number5732
Surrounded byArzier, Bassins, Begnins, Coinsins, Genolier, Gland, Prangins
Profile (in 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.

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.

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