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Wakker Prize
The Wakker Prize (in German: Wakkerpreis, in French Prix Wakker, in Italian Premio Wakker) is awarded annually by the Swiss Heritage Society to a Municipality of Switzerland
Municipality of Switzerland
for the development and preservation of its architectural heritage. At the beginning, the prize honoured municipalities which did special needs for preservation of the old towns. Recently,[when?] the prize also honours municipalities that develop their townscapes on a specific leading point
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Villars-Sainte-Croix
Villars-Sainte-Croix
Villars-Sainte-Croix
is a municipality in the Swiss canton of Vaud, located in the district of Ouest Lausannois.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Coat of arms 4 Demographics 5 Politics 6 Economy 7 Religion 8 Education 9 References 10 External linksHistory[edit] The Order of St John owned the old village church and a hospital which is mentioned in records from before 1272. The buildings still existed as ruins in 1546. Both had been part of the commandry of La Chaux.[3] Geography[edit]Countryside outside Villars-Sainte-Croix Villars-Sainte-Croix
Villars-Sainte-Croix
has an area, as of 2009[update], of 1.7 square kilometers (0.66 sq mi). Of this area, 0.89 km2 (0.34 sq mi) or 53.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.15 km2 (0.058 sq mi) or 9.1% is forested
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Fläsch
Fläsch is a municipality in the Landquart Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 Languages 5 Heritage sites of national significance 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] Fläsch is first mentioned in 831 as Villa Flasce.[3] Painter Anna Barbara Bansi was a native of the town.[4] Geography[edit] Fläsch has an area, as of 2006[update], of 20 km2 (7.7 sq mi). Of this area, 35.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 43.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 2% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (18.8%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[5] Before 2017, the municipality was located in the Maienfeld sub-district of the Landquart district, after 2017 it was part of the Landquart Region. It is the most northerly municipality in the canton of Graubünden. Fläsch is located at the foot of the Fläscherberg and St
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Bern
The city of Bern
Bern
(German: [bɛrn] ( listen)) or Berne (French: [bɛʁn]; Italian: Berna [ˈbɛrna]; Romansh: Berna  [ˈbɛrnɐ]; Bernese German: Bärn [b̥æːrn]) is the de facto capital of Switzerland, referred to by the Swiss as their (e.g
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Geneva
Geneva
Geneva
(/dʒɪˈniːvə/, French: Genève [ʒənɛv], Arpitan: Genèva [dzəˈnɛva], German: Genf [ɡɛnf], Italian: Ginevra [dʒiˈneːvra], Romansh: Genevra) is the second-most populous city in Switzerland
Switzerland
(after Zürich) and is the most populous city of the Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland
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Bern Railway Station
Bern
Bern
railway station (German: Bahnhof Bern) serves the municipality of Bern, the capital city of Switzerland. Opened progressively between 1858 and 1860, and rebuilt several times since then, it forms part of the Olten–Lausanne line (known as the Mittellandlinie in German) and is near the end of the Lötschberg line. The station is owned by the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB CFF FFS). Train services to and from the station are operated by the Swiss Federal Railways, the Bern-Lötschberg-Simplon railway (BLS) and the metre gauge Regionalverkehr Bern-Solothurn (RBS). Trains calling at the station include TGVs, ICEs, and international trains to Italy. Bern
Bern
is the nearest station to the University of Bern
Bern
in the Länggasse quarter. There is aa rooftop terrace on top of the station, accessed by lift from the subway by Platforms 12 and 13, with views over the city and to the Bernese Alps
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Avegno, Switzerland
Switzerland (/ˈswɪtsərlənd/), officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities.[1][2][note 1] The country is situated in Western-Central Europe,[note 4] and is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi) (land area 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi))
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Altdorf, Uri
Altdorf (sometimes written as Altdorf UR in order to distinguish it from the other "Altdorfs"; German for "old village") is a historic and statistical town and a municipality in the Swiss canton of Uri. It is also the capital of Uri. The municipality covers an area of 10.21 square kilometres (3.94 sq mi) and is located just about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of the mouth of the Reuss, which flows into the Lake Lucerne, here called the Urnersee
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Cham, Switzerland
Switzerland (/ˈswɪtsərlənd/), officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities.[1][2][note 1] The country is situated in Western-Central Europe,[note 4] and is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi) (land area 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi))
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Municipality Of Switzerland
Municipalities (German: Gemeinden, Einwohnergemeinden or politische Gemeinden; French: communes; Italian: comuni; Romansh: vischnancas) are the lowest level of administrative division in Switzerland. Each municipality is part of one of the Swiss cantons, which form the Swiss Confederation
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GAIS
Göteborgs Atlet- och Idrottssällskap (En: Gothenburg
Gothenburg
Athletics and Sports Association), commonly referred to as GAIS
GAIS
or Gais,[A] is a Swedish football club based in Gothenburg. The club is affiliated to the Göteborgs Fotbollförbund and play their home games at Gamla Ullevi.[1] Fans also refers to the club as Grönsvart (green-black) or The Mackerels because of the traditional shirt colours. GAIS
GAIS
is one of the oldest football clubs in Sweden. The club was a founding member of Allsvenskan
Allsvenskan
and also the first champions of the league. They have won a total of four national championship titles, five league championship titles and one national cup title
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Bussigny-près-Lausanne
Bussigny (until 2014 Bussigny-près-Lausanne) is a municipality in the Swiss canton of Vaud, located in the district of Ouest Lausannois.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Coat of arms 4 Demographics 5 Politics 6 Economy 7 Religion 8 Education 9 References 10 External linksHistory[edit] Bussigny is first mentioned in 1358 as Bussignye.[3] Geography[edit] Bussigny has an area, as of 2009[update], of 4.8 square kilometers (1.9 sq mi). Of this area, 1.6 km2 (0.62 sq mi) or 33.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.83 km2 (0.32 sq mi) or 17.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 2.32 km2 (0.90 sq mi) or 48.1% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.03 km2 (7.4 acres) or 0.6% is either rivers or lakes.[4] Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 11.0% of the total area while housing and buildings made up 17.6% and transportation infrastructure made up 14.1%
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Chavannes-près-Renens
Chavannes-près- Renens
Renens
is a municipality in the Swiss canton of Vaud, located in the district of Ouest Lausannois.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Coat of arms 4 Demographics 5 Heritage sites of national significance 6 Politics 7 Economy 8 Religion 9 Education 10 References 11 External linksHistory[edit] Chavannes-près- Renens
Renens
is first mentioned in 1272 as Chavanes.[3] Geography[edit] Chavannes-près- Renens
Renens
has an area, as of 2009[update], of 1.7 square kilometers (0.66 sq mi). Of this area, 0.39 km2 (0.15 sq mi) or 23.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.15 km2 (0.058 sq mi) or 9.1% is forested
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Crissier
Crissier
Crissier
(French pronunciation: ​[kʁisje]) is a municipality in the district of Ouest Lausannois in the canton of Vaud
Vaud
in Switzerland. It is a suburb of Lausanne.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Coat of arms 4 Demographics 5 Politics 6 Economy 7 Religion 8 Education 9 References 10 External linksHistory[edit] Crissier
Crissier
is first mentioned in 1199 as Crissiaco. In 1228 it was mentioned as Crissie.[3] Geography[edit] Crissier
Crissier
has an area, as of 2009[update], of 5.51 km2 (2.13 sq mi) . Of this area, 1.39 km2 (0.54 sq mi) or 25.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 1.46 km2 (0.56 sq mi) or 26.5% is forested
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Écublens, Vaud
Écublens is a municipality in Switzerland
Switzerland
in the canton of Vaud, located in the district of Ouest Lausannois. It is a suburb of Lausanne
Lausanne
and is served by the Lausanne
Lausanne
metro line 1 and several bus lines. The nearest train station is Renens.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Coat of arms 4 Demographics 5 Heritage sites of national significance 6 Politics 7 Economy 8 Religion 9 Education 10 Notable people 11 References 12 See also 13 External linksHistory[edit] A Hallstatt era grave was discovered in Dorigny. Three Bronze Age graves were found in Valeyre and several La Tène culture
La Tène culture
graves have been found in Bassenges and Valeyre. A motte (a raised earthen, fortified hill) of an unknown age is found at a place in the municipality which is known as Chateau-de-la-Motte
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Prilly
Prilly
Prilly
(French pronunciation: ​[pʁiji]) is a municipality in Switzerland
Switzerland
in the canton of Vaud, located in the district of Ouest Lausannois. It is one of the western suburbs of the city of Lausanne.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Coat of arms 4 Demographics 5 Politics 6 Economy 7 Religion 8 Education 9 See also 10 References 11 External linksHistory[edit] Prilly
Prilly
is first mentioned around 976-77 as in uilla que uocatur presliacus. By 1185 it was known as Prillie.[3] Geography[edit]Vineyards in Prilly Prilly
Prilly
has an area, as of 2009[update], of 2.19–2.18 square kilometers (0.85–0.84 sq mi) (depending on calculation method). Of this area, 0.24 km2 (0.093 sq mi) or 11.0% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.14 km2 (0.054 sq mi) or 6.4% is forested
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