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Gorgier

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Gorgier is a municipality in the district of Boudry in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland.HistoryGorgier is first mentioned in 1252 as de Corgie.GeographyGorgier has an area, of 14km2. Of this area, 4.66km2 or 33.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 7.85km2 or 56.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.16km2 or 8.3% is settled (buildings or roads) and 0.31km2 or 2.2% is unproductive land.Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 4.5% and transportation infrastructure made up 2.6%. Out of the forested land, 53.4% of the total land area is heavily forested and 2.8% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 10.7% is used for growing crops and 11.3% is pastures, while 4.5% is used for orchards or vine crops and 6.9% is used for alpine pastures. Of the unproductive areas, and 1.6% is too rocky for vegetation.The municipality is located in the Boudry district, on a hill above Lake Neuchatel. It consists of the village of Gorgier, the hamlets of Chez-le-Bart and the farm houses of Les Prises on Lake Neuchatel.Coat of armsThe blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Per pale Gules and Argent, a Rose counterchanged.DemographicsGorgier has a population of., 15.0% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years (2000–2010 ) the population has changed at a rate of 10.8%. It has changed at a rate of 10.5% due to migration and at a rate of -0.3% due to births and deaths.
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