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La Verrerie is a municipality in the district of Veveyse in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. It was formed on 1 January 2004 by the union of the municipalities of Le Crêt, Grattavache, and Progens.[3] The municipality is administered from Le Crêt.

La Verrerie
Coat of arms of La Verrerie
Coat of arms
Location of La Verrerie
La Verrerie is located in Switzerland
La Verrerie
La Verrerie
La Verrerie is located in Canton of Fribourg
La Verrerie
La Verrerie
Coordinates: 46°37′N 6°55′E / 46.617°N 6.917°E / 46.617; 6.917Coordinates: 46°37′N 6°55′E / 46.617°N 6.917°E / 46.617; 6.917
CountrySwitzerland
CantonFribourg
DistrictVeveyse
Government
 • MayorSyndic
Area
 • Total13.42 km2 (5.18 sq mi)
Elevation
915 m (3,002 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[2]
 • Total1,188
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Postal code
1624 La Verrerie
1611 Le Crêt
SFOS number2338
Surrounded byLe Flon, Saint-Martin, Sâles, Semsales, Vuisternens-devant-Romont
Websitewww.laverrerie.ch
SFSO statistics

GeographyEdit

La Verrerie has an area of 13.43 km2 (5.19 sq mi).[4] Of this area, 10.46 km2 (4.04 sq mi) or 78.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 1.97 km2 (0.76 sq mi) or 14.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.88 km2 (0.34 sq mi) or 6.6% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.04 km2 (9.9 acres) or 0.3% is either rivers or lakes and 0.07 km2 (17 acres) or 0.5% is unproductive land.[5]

Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 3.5% and transportation infrastructure made up 2.8%. Out of the forested land, all of the forested land area is covered with heavy forests. Of the agricultural land, 10.2% is used for growing crops and 67.6% is pastures. All the water in the municipality is flowing water.[5]

DemographicsEdit

La Verrerie has a population (as of December 2018) of 1,188.[6] As of 2008, 9.4% of the population are resident foreign nationals.[7] Over the last 10 years (2000–2010) the population has changed at a rate of 22.5%. Migration accounted for 14.7%, while births and deaths accounted for 6.9%.[8]

Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks French (95.2%) as their first language, Portuguese is the second most common (1.6%) and German is the third (1.0%).[8]

As of 2008, the population was 50.1% male and 49.9% female. The population was made up of 475 Swiss men (45.0% of the population) and 54 (5.1%) non-Swiss men. There were 474 Swiss women (44.9%) and 53 (5.0%) non-Swiss women.[9] As of 2000, children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 28% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 59.5% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 12.5%.[8]

As of 2009, the construction rate of new housing units was 2.8 new units per 1000 residents.[8] The vacancy rate for the municipality, in 2010, was 0.93%.[8]

Heritage sites of national significanceEdit

 
Church of Saint-Loup

The Church of Saint-Loup is listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance.[10]

PoliticsEdit

In the 2011 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 30.9% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the CVP (22.2%), the SPS (21.1%) and the FDP (11.5%).[11]

The SVP received about the same percentage of the vote as they did in the 2007 Federal election (32.1% in 2007 vs 30.9% in 2011). The CVP lost popularity (31.5% in 2007), the SPS gained popularity (15.7% in 2007) and the FDP retained about the same popularity (11.7% in 2007). A total of 346 votes were cast in this election, of which 5 or 1.4% were invalid.[12]

EconomyEdit

As of  2010, La Verrerie had an unemployment rate of 1.9%. As of 2008, there were 104 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 41 businesses involved in this sector. 110 people were employed in the secondary sector and there were 13 businesses in this sector. 54 people were employed in the tertiary sector, with 18 businesses in this sector.[8]

In 2008 the total number of full-time equivalent jobs was 230. The number of jobs in the primary sector was 82, all of which were in agriculture. The number of jobs in the secondary sector was 105 of which 37 or (35.2%) were in manufacturing and 69 (65.7%) were in construction. The number of jobs in the tertiary sector was 43. In the tertiary sector; 23 or 53.5% were in wholesale or retail sales or the repair of motor vehicles, 2 or 4.7% were in the movement and storage of goods, 3 or 7.0% were in a hotel or restaurant, 3 or 7.0% were the insurance or financial industry, 1 was a technical professional or scientist, 6 or 14.0% were in education.[13]

Of the working population, 5.2% used public transportation to get to work, and 62.6% used a private car.[8]

EducationEdit

The Canton of Fribourg school system provides one year of non-obligatory Kindergarten, followed by six years of Primary school. This is followed by three years of obligatory lower Secondary school where the students are separated according to ability and aptitude. Following the lower Secondary students may attend a three or four year optional upper Secondary school. The upper Secondary school is divided into gymnasium (university preparatory) and vocational programs. After they finish the upper Secondary program, students may choose to attend a Tertiary school or continue their apprenticeship.[14]

During the 2010-11 school year, there were a total of 107 students attending 6 classes in La Verrerie. A total of 216 students from the municipality attended any school, either in the municipality or outside of it. There was one kindergarten class with a total of 14 students in the municipality. The municipality had 5 primary classes and 93 students. During the same year, there were no lower secondary classes in the municipality, but 51 students attended lower secondary school in a neighboring municipality. There were no upper Secondary classes or vocational classes, but there were 6 upper Secondary students and 49 upper Secondary vocational students who attended classes in another municipality. The municipality had no non-university Tertiary classes, but there were 3 non-university Tertiary students who attended classes in another municipality.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Ständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Staatsangehörigkeitskategorie Geschlecht und Gemeinde; Provisorische Jahresergebnisse; 2018". Federal Statistical Office. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  3. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 19 July 2011
  4. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  5. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office-Land Use Statistics 2009 data (in German) accessed 25 March 2010
  6. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 23 September 2019
  7. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - Superweb database - Gemeinde Statistics 1981-2008 Archived 2010-06-28 at the Wayback Machine (in German) accessed 19 June 2010
  8. ^ a b c d e f g Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived 2016-01-05 at the Wayback Machine accessed 19-December-2011
  9. ^ a b Canton of Fribourg Statistics (in German) accessed 3 November 2011
  10. ^ "Kantonsliste A-Objekte". KGS Inventar (in German). Federal Office of Civil Protection. 2009. Archived from the original on 28 June 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
  11. ^ Canton of Fribourg National Council Election of 23 October 2011 Statistics (in German) (in French) accessed 3 November 2011
  12. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Nationalratswahlen 2007: Stärke der Parteien und Wahlbeteiligung, nach Gemeinden/Bezirk/Canton Archived 2015-05-14 at the Wayback Machine (in German) accessed 28 May 2010
  13. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office STAT-TAB Betriebszählung: Arbeitsstätten nach Gemeinde und NOGA 2008 (Abschnitte), Sektoren 1-3 Archived 2014-12-25 at the Wayback Machine (in German) accessed 28 January 2011
  14. ^ Chart of the education system in Canton Fribourg (in German)

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