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Chavornay

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Chavornay is a municipality in the district of Jura-Nord Vaudois in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.HistoryChavornay is first mentioned in 927 as Cavorniacum. In 1228 it was mentioned as Chavornai.GeographyChavornay has an area, as of 2009, of 11.1km2. Of this area, 7.27km2 or 65.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 1.73km2 or 15.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.64km2 or 14.8% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.29km2 or 2.6% is either rivers or lakes and 0.14km2 or 1.3% is unproductive land.Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 2.1% of the total area while housing and buildings made up 6.1% and transportation infrastructure made up 5.9%. Out of the forested land, 14.2% of the total land area is heavily forested and 1.4% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 58.7% is used for growing crops and 5.9% is pastures, while 1.2% is used for orchards or vine crops. Of the water in the municipality, 0.7% is in lakes and 1.9% is in rivers and streams.The municipality was part of the Orbe District until it was dissolved on 31 August 2006, and Chavornay became part of the new district of Jura-Nord Vaudois.The municipality is located on the eastern edge of the Orbe valley, on the right side of the Talent river.Coat of armsThe blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Per pale Argent and Gules, overall a Crown Or ornamented Vert and Azure.
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