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Saint-Aubin

Saint-Aubin is a municipality in the district of Broye in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. On 1 January 1991 the former municipality of Les Friques merged into Saint-Aubin.HistorySaint-Aubin is first mentioned in 1056 as Sancti Albini. The municipality was formerly known by its German name St Albin, however, that name is no longer used.GeographySaint-Aubin has an area, as of 2009, of 7.9km2. Of this area, 6.42km2 or 81.5% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.51km2 or 6.5% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.82km2 or 10.4% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.15km2 or 1.9% is either rivers or lakes.Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 5.1% and transportation infrastructure made up 3.8%. Out of the forested land, 4.8% of the total land area is heavily forested and 1.6% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 68.9% is used for growing crops and 9.9% is pastures, while 2.7% is used for orchards or vine crops. All the water in the municipality is flowing water.The municipality is located in the Broye district.Coat of armsThe blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Or, a Bulrush eradicated Vert fructed Sable.DemographicsSaint-Aubin has a population of. As of 2008, 14.6% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has changed at a rate of 11%. Migration accounted for 7.1%, while births and deaths accounted for 4.9%.
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