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Le Chenit

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Le Chenit is a municipality in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland, located in the district of Jura-Nord Vaudois in the Vallée de Joux.HistoryLe Chenit is first mentioned in 1489 as Chinit.GeographyLe Chenit has an area, of 99.25km2. Of this area, 28.48km2 or 28.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 65.87km2 or 66.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 3.06km2 or 3.1% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.19km2 or 0.2% is either rivers or lakes and 1.64km2 or 1.7% is unproductive land.Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 1.5% and transportation infrastructure made up 1.1%. Out of the forested land, 62.2% of the total land area is heavily forested and 4.1% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 0.0% is used for growing crops and 8.8% is pastures and 19.9% is used for alpine pastures. All the water in the municipality is flowing water.The municipality was part of the La Vallée District until it was dissolved on 31 August 2006, and Le Chenit became part of the new district of Jura-Nord Vaudois.It is located in the heart of the La Vallée in the Jura on the French-Swiss border. It is the largest municipality in the upper Vallée de Joux. It consists of the villages of Le Brassus, Le Sentier and L'Orient as well as numerous hamlets. There is no settlement with the name Le Chenit within the municipality of Le Chenit.
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