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Country  Switzerland
Area  3.85 km2
District  Morges
Mayor  Syndic (list) Vincent Jaques (as of March 2014)

Morges (Latin: Morgiis) is a municipality in the Swiss canton of Vaud, located in the district of Morges and is also the seat of the district.


Map of Morges

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Morges is first mentioned in 1288 as Morgia. It was known by its German name Morsee though that name is no longer used.


Morges has an area, as of 2009, of 3.9 square kilometers (1.5 sq mi). Of this area, 0.81 km2 (0.31 sq mi) or 21.0% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.18 km2 (0.069 sq mi) or 4.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 2.83 km2 (1.09 sq mi) or 73.5% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.04 km2 (9.9 acres) or 1.0% is either rivers or lakes.

Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 3.4% of the total area while housing and buildings made up 40.5% and transportation infrastructure made up 19.5%. while parks, green belts and sports fields made up 9.4%. Out of the forested land, 3.1% of the total land area is heavily forested and 1.6% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 6.8% is used for growing crops and 2.1% is pastures, while 12.2% is used for orchards or vine crops. Of the water in the municipality, 0.5% is in lakes and 0.5% is in rivers and streams.

The municipality was part of the old Morges District until it was dissolved on 31 August 2006, and Morges became part of the new district of Morges.

The municipality is the capital of the district. It is located 10 km (6.2 mi) south-west of Lausanne along a bay in Lake Geneva.


As of 2010, Morges had an unemployment rate of 5.5%. As of 2008, there were 33 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 5 businesses involved in this sector. 978 people were employed in the secondary sector and there were 95 businesses in this sector. 7,391 people were employed in the tertiary sector, with 783 businesses in this sector. There were 7,229 residents of the municipality who were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 46.1% of the workforce.


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