Grandson, Switzerland

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
lat_d=46|lat_m=49|lat_NS=N|long_d=06|long_m=39|long_EW=E
postal_code = 1422
municipality_code = 5561
area = 7.89
elevation = 447|elevation_description=
population = 2719|populationof=2003
website = www.granson.ch
mayor = |mayor_asof=|mayor_party=
mayor_title = |list_of_mayors =
places = Corcelettes, Les Tuileries-de-Granson, Péroset, La Poissine, Bru, La Perraudettaz
demonym = Les Gransonnois
Les Bocans
neighboring_municipalities= Champagne, Bonvillars, Montagny-près-Yverdon, Valeyres-sous-Montagny, Giez, Fiez
twintowns =

Granson is a municipality in the district of Granson in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.

During the Burgundian Wars, Charles the Bold was defeated here in the Battle of Granson on 2 March 1476.

Geography

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 Neuchâtel near where the Gransonnet brook flows into the lake. It is at the foot of the Jura Mountains in 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.

External links

* [http://www.granson.ch Official website]
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