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Giez

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Giez is a municipality in the district of Jura-Nord Vaudois in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.HistoryGiez is first mentioned in 1011 as Gies.GeographyGiez has an area, as of 2009, of 4.77km2. Of this area, 2.79km2 or 58.5% is used for agricultural purposes, while 1.68km2 or 35.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.27km2 or 5.7% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.02km2 or 0.4% is either rivers or lakes.Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 4.2% and transportation infrastructure made up 1.3%. Out of the forested land, all of the forested land area is covered with heavy forests. Of the agricultural land, 50.3% is used for growing crops and 6.7% is pastures, while 1.5% is used for orchards or vine crops. All the water in the municipality is flowing water.The municipality was part of the Grandson District until it was dissolved on 31 August 2006, and Giez became part of the new district of Jura-Nord Vaudois.The municipality is located on a high plateau between Lake Neuchatel and the Jura Mountains.Coat of armsThe blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Azure, a Key Or.DemographicsGiez has a population of. As of 2008, 9.9% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has changed at a rate of 1.4%. It has changed at a rate of -1.1% due to migration and at a rate of 2.5% due to births and deaths.
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