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Hauterive

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Specialty Museums
Hauterive is a municipality in the district of Sarine in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. It was created from the union in 2001 of the villages of Posieux and Ecuvillens.HistoryIts Cistercian abbey was founded in 1138, closing its doors in 1848 following the Sonderbund War, but was to reopen in 1939.GeographyHauterive has an area, of 11.9km2. Of this area, 6.26km2 or 52.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 3.6km2 or 30.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.86km2 or 15.6% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.19km2 or 1.6% is either rivers or lakes and 0.01km2 or 0.1% is unproductive land.Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 1.3% of the total area while housing and buildings made up 5.2% and transportation infrastructure made up 5.6%. Power and water infrastructure as well as other special developed areas made up 3.1% of the area Out of the forested land, all of the forested land area is covered with heavy forests. Of the agricultural land, 34.6% is used for growing crops and 17.3% is pastures. All the water in the municipality is flowing water.It consists of the villages of Ecuvillens and Posieux as well as the hamlet of Grangeneuve.Coat of armsThe blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Pally of seven Argent and Azure overall a Lion rampant Or langued armed and viriled Gules holding a Crosslet of the first. The current coat of arms combines the blue and white stripes from Ecuvillens and the lion and one cross from Posieux.
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