- Grandson, Switzerland
Infobox Swiss town
subject_name = Granson
municipality_name = Granson
municipality_type = municipality
imagepath_coa = Granson district coa.png
languages = French
canton = Vaud
iso-code-region = CH-VD
district = Granson
postal_code = 1422
municipality_code = 5561
area = 7.89
elevation = 447|elevation_description=
population = 2719|populationof=2003
website = www.granson.ch
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places = Corcelettes, Les Tuileries-de-Granson, Péroset, La Poissine, Bru, La Perraudettaz
demonym = Les Gransonnois
Bonvillars, Montagny-près-Yverdon, Valeyres-sous-Montagny, Giez, Fiez
Burgundian Wars, Charles the Boldwas defeated here in the Battle of Gransonon 2 March 1476.
Granson lies at an elevation of 447 m, at a distance of 3 km north of
Yverdon-les-Bains. The town is built on moraines on the west side of the Lake of Neuchâtelnear where the Gransonnet brook flows into the lake. It is at the foot of the Jura Mountainsin the northern-central part of the canton of Vaud.
The territory of the municipality rises quite steeply from the shores of the lake to about 500 m. on the plateau. Là Outre is the highest point in the municipality at an elevation of 540 m.
The Arnon forms the northern boundary. In the southwest, it reaches to where the Brine flows into the lake. In 1997, 18% of the territory of the municipality was residential, 11% forested, 69% agricultural, and 2% unproductive land.
Granson includes the villages of Les Tuileries-de-Granson and Corcelettes. The surrounding municipalities are
Montagny-près-Yverdon, Valeyres-sous-Montagny, Giez, Fiez, Champagne, and Bonvillars.
* [http://www.granson.ch Official website]
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