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Le Mont-sur-Lausanne is a municipality in the district of Lausanne in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.It is a suburb of the city of Lausanne.HistoryLe Mont-sur-Lausanne is first mentioned in 1237 as Monte super Lausannam.GeographyLe Mont-sur-Lausanne has an area, of 9.82- (depending on calculation method). Of this area, 5.01km2 or 51.0% is used for agricultural purposes, while 1.79km2 or 18.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 2.95km2 or 30.0% is settled (buildings or roads).Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 3.8% of the total area while housing and buildings made up 17.1% and transportation infrastructure made up 7.3%. while parks, green belts and sports fields made up 1.4%. Out of the forested land, 16.5% of the total land area is heavily forested and 1.7% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 42.6% is used for growing crops and 6.4% is pastures, while 2.0% is used for orchards or vine crops.The municipality was part of the Lausanne District until it was dissolved on 31 August 2006, and Le Mont-sur-Lausanne became part of the new district of Lausanne.The municipality is located in the northern portion of the agglomeration of Lausanne and on the edge of the Jorat woods. It consists of the village sections of Le Petit-Mont, Le Grand-Mont and Les Planches.Coat of armsThe blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Gules, three Hills Argent, growing from the middle one a Horse Chestnut Tree; chief of the same. Le Mont-sur-Lausanne is in Canton of Vaud. With our online itinerary creator, Switzerland vacations can be built around trips to Le Mont-sur-Lausanne and other destinations in Switzerland.
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