Orbe, Switzerland

municipality in Switzerland

Orbe is a small town in the Swiss canton of Vaud. It was the capital of the former district of Orbe and is now part of the district of Jura-Nord vaudois. The town lies on the river of the same name and has about 6,000 people.

Orbe
Orbe town
Orbe town
Coat of arms of Orbe
Coat of arms
Location of Orbe
Orbe is located in Switzerland
Orbe
Orbe
Orbe is located in Canton of Vaud
Orbe
Orbe
Coordinates: 46°43′N 06°32′E / 46.717°N 6.533°E / 46.717; 6.533Coordinates: 46°43′N 06°32′E / 46.717°N 6.533°E / 46.717; 6.533
CountrySwitzerland
CantonVaud
DistrictJura-Nord vaudois
Government
 • MayorSyndic
Area
 • Total12.05 km2 (4.65 sq mi)
Elevation
479 m (1,572 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[2]
 • Total6,936
 • Density580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Postal code
1350
SFOS number5757
Surrounded byAgiez, Arnex-sur-Orbe, Chavornay, Ependes, Essert-Pittet, Mathod, Montcherand, Valeyres-sous-Rances
Websitewww.orbe.ch
Profile (in French), SFSO statistics

The town has a coffee factory owned by Nestlé, a marionette museum, Roman ruins, and a late-Gothic church.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "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.

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