Val-de-Ruz

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Val-de-Ruz
Coat of arms of Val-de-Ruz
Coat of arms
Val-de-Ruz is located in Switzerland
Val-de-Ruz
Val-de-Ruz
Val-de-Ruz is located in Canton of Neuchâtel
Val-de-Ruz
Val-de-Ruz
Coordinates: 47°5′N 6°58′E / 47.083°N 6.967°E / 47.083; 6.967Coordinates: 47°5′N 6°58′E / 47.083°N 6.967°E / 47.083; 6.967
Country Switzerland
Canton Neuchâtel
District Val-de-Ruz
Area[1]
 • Total 124.26 km2 (47.98 sq mi)
Population (Dec 2016[2])
 • Total 16,832
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
SFOS number 6487
Surrounded by Lignières, Nods (BE), Saint-Imier (BE), Valangin, Villeret (BE)
Website www.val-de-ruz.ch
SFSO statistics

Val-de-Ruz is a municipality in the district of Val-de-Ruz in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland.

The municipalities of Boudevilliers, Cernier, Chézard-Saint-Martin, Coffrane, Dombresson, Engollon, Fenin-Vilars-Saules, Fontainemelon, Fontaines, Les Geneveys-sur-Coffrane, Les Hauts-Geneveys, Montmollin, Le Pâquier, Savagnier and Villiers merged on 1 January 2013 into the new municipality of Val-de-Ruz.[3]

History

Boudevilliers is first mentioned in 1195 as Boudeviler.[4] Cernier is first mentioned in 1324 as Cernies.[5] Saint-Martin is first mentioned in 998 as Sancto Martino. Petit-Chézard was mentioned in 1143 as Esser, while Grand-Chézard was first mentioned in 1285 as Chesas.[6] Coffrane is first mentioned in 1092 as de Cusfrano. Coffrane is also the site of the Battle of Coffrane, 1296.[7] Dombresson is first mentioned in 1178 as ecclesiam de Danbrizun.[8] Engollon is first mentioned in 1228 as Engolun.[9] Fenin-Vilars-Saules was created in 1875 when Fenin, Vilars and Saules merged.[10] Fenin was first mentioned in 1191 as de Finilis[11] and Saules was mentioned in 1269 as Sales.[12] Fontainemelon is first mentioned about 1350 as Fontainnemelom. In 1358 it was mentioned as Fontannamillon.[13] Fontaines is first mentioned in 1228 as Fontanes.[14] Les Geneveys-sur-Coffrane is first mentioned about 1342 as Geneveis sus Corfranoz.[15] Les Hauts-Geneveys is first mentioned in 1342 as Geneveis sus Fontannes. In 1599 it was mentioned as Haultz Geneveys.[16] Montmollin is first mentioned in 1347 as Mommolens. In 1372 it was mentioned as Montmolens.[17] Le Pâquier is first mentioned in 1328 as Pasquier.[18] Savagnier is first mentioned in 1143 as Savaigner.[19] Villiers is first mentioned in 1191 as in Vilar. In 1308 it was mentioned as de Villier.[20]

Geography

As of 2009, the municipalities that combined to form Val-de-Ruz had an area of 124.26 km2 (47.98 sq mi).[1]

Demographics

Val-de-Ruz has a combined population (as of December 2016) of 16,832.[2]

Historic Population

The historical population is given in the following chart:[21]

Heritage sites of national significance

The farm house at Rue Jean-Labran 4 and the farm house at Rue Jean-Labran 6 in Chézard-Saint-Martin, the Farm House Aux Planches in Dombresson, the Engollon Church and the abandoned village of La Bonneville in Engollon and the Moulin de Bayerel in Fenin-Vilars-Saules are listed as Swiss heritage site of national significance.[22]

Weather

Boudevilliers has an average of 134.1 days of rain or snow per year and on average receives 1,165 mm (45.9 in) of precipitation. The wettest month is December during which time Boudevilliers receives an average of 116 mm (4.6 in) of rain or snow. During this month there is precipitation for an average of 12.9 days. The month with the most days of precipitation is May, with an average of 13.1, but with only 93 mm (3.7 in) of rain or snow. The driest month of the year is April with an average of 78 mm (3.1 in) of precipitation over 11.2 days.[23]

References

  1. ^ a b Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 30 August 2017
  3. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 2 January 2013
  4. ^ Boudevilliers in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  5. ^ Cernier in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  6. ^ Chézard-Saint-Martin in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  7. ^ Coffrane in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  8. ^ Dombresson in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  9. ^ Engollon in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  10. ^ Fenin-Vilars-Saules in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  11. ^ Fenin in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  12. ^ Saules in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  13. ^ Fontainemelon in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  14. ^ Fontaines in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  15. ^ Les Geneveys-sur-Coffrane in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  16. ^ Les Hauts-Geneveys in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  17. ^ Montmollin in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  18. ^ Le Pâquier in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  19. ^ Savagnier in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  20. ^ Villiers in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  21. ^ Federal Statistical Office STAT-TAB Bevölkerungsentwicklung nach Region, 1850-2000 (in German) accessed 29 January 2011
  22. ^ "Kantonsliste A-Objekte". KGS Inventar (in German). Federal Office of Civil Protection. 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  23. ^ "Temperature and Precipitation Average Values-Table, 1961-1990" (in German, French, and Italian). Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology - MeteoSwiss. Retrieved 8 May 2009. , the Boudevilliers weather station elevation is 749 meters above sea level.
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