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La Sarraz is a municipality of the canton of Vaud in Switzerland, located in the district of Morges.HistoryLa Sarraz is first mentioned in 1149 as Sarrata. It is also known as the place of establishment of Le Congrès International d'Architecture Moderne in 1928.GeographyLa Sarraz has an area, of 7.71km2. Of this area, 3.72km2 or 48.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 3.01km2 or 39.0% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.92km2 or 11.9% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.04km2 or 0.5% is either rivers or lakes and 0.05km2 or 0.6% is unproductive land.Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 6.0% and transportation infrastructure made up 2.5%. Power and water infrastructure as well as other special developed areas made up 1.8% of the area Out of the forested land, 36.8% of the total land area is heavily forested and 2.2% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 36.8% is used for growing crops and 10.2% is pastures, while 1.2% is used for orchards or vine crops. All the water in the municipality is flowing water.The municipality was part of the Cossonay District until it was dissolved on 31 August 2006, and La Sarraz became part of the new district of Morges.The municipality is located in the Venoge river, at the foot of the Mormont.Coat of armsThe blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Per pale Gules and Or, overall capital S Argent lined Sable. La Sarraz is in Canton of Vaud. Use our Switzerland tour itinerary builder tool to plan your trip to La Sarraz and other destinations in Switzerland.
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