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Concise

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Concise is a municipality in the district of Jura-Nord Vaudois in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.HistoryConcise is first mentioned in 1179 as Concisa.GeographyConcise has an area, of 11.4km2. Of this area, 2.78km2 or 24.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 7.56km2 or 66.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1km2 or 8.8% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.01km2 or 0.1% is either rivers or lakes and 0.02km2 or 0.2% is unproductive land.Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 2.8% and transportation infrastructure made up 4.0%. Power and water infrastructure as well as other special developed areas made up 1.6% of the area Out of the forested land, 64.6% of the total land area is heavily forested and 1.7% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 9.0% is used for growing crops and 6.3% is pastures, while 4.5% is used for orchards or vine crops and 4.6% is used for alpine pastures. All the water in the municipality is in lakes.The municipality was part of the Grandson District until it was dissolved on 31 August 2006, and Concise became part of the new district of Jura-Nord Vaudois.The municipality is located along the border with the Canton of Neuchatel. It stretches from the shores of Lake Neuchatel to Mont Aubert. It consists of the village of Concise, the hamlets of La Lance and La Raisse and multiple alpine settlements in the Jura Mountains.
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