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Country  Switzerland
Elevation  484 m
Population  762 (Dec 31, 2008)
Area  10.21 km2
District  Broye-Vully
Mayor  Syndic

Grandcour is a municipality in the district of Broye-Vully in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.


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Grandcour is first mentioned in 1212 as apud grancort.


Grandcour has an area, as of 2009, of 10.21 square kilometers (3.94 sq mi). Of this area, 8.06 km2 (3.11 sq mi) or 78.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 1.47 km2 (0.57 sq mi) or 14.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.69 km2 (0.27 sq mi) or 6.8% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.01 km2 (2.5 acres) or 0.1% is either rivers or lakes.

Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 3.4% and transportation infrastructure made up 2.9%. Out of the forested land, all of the forested land area is covered with heavy forests. Of the agricultural land, 69.3% is used for growing crops and 8.5% is pastures, while 1.1% is used for orchards or vine crops. All the water in the municipality is flowing water.

The municipality was part of the Payerne District until it was dissolved on 31 August 2006, and Grandcour became part of the new district of Broye-Vully.

The municipality is located in the Payerne district, Umfasst das Dorf G. und die Weiler Ressudens und Chesard; Vernay ist im 15. Jh. verschwunden.. It consists of the village of Grandcour and the hamlets of Bez. Payerne. Umfasst das Dorf G. und die Weiler Ressudens und Chesard; Vernay ist im 15. Jh. verschwunden..


As of 2010, Grandcour had an unemployment rate of 2.6%. As of 2008, there were 92 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 34 businesses involved in this sector. 36 people were employed in the secondary sector and there were 11 businesses in this sector. 87 people were employed in the tertiary sector, with 17 businesses in this sector. There were 383 residents of the municipality who were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 41.0% of the workforce.


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