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Liesberg is a municipality in the district of Laufen in the canton of Basel-Country in Switzerland.HistoryLiesberg is first mentioned in 1281 as Liesperch.GeographyLiesberg has an area, of 12.49km2. Of this area, 4.57km2 or 36.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 6.66km2 or 53.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.1km2 or 8.8% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.06km2 or 0.5% is either rivers or lakes and 0.12km2 or 1.0% is unproductive land.Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 1.4% of the total area while housing and buildings made up 2.9% and transportation infrastructure made up 3.0%. Power and water infrastructure as well as other special developed areas made up 1.3% of the area Out of the forested land, 49.9% of the total land area is heavily forested and 3.4% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 8.6% is used for growing crops and 19.9% is pastures and 7.2% is used for alpine pastures. All the water in the municipality is flowing water.The municipality is located in the Laufen district, along the Blauen mountains. It consists of the haufendorf village (an irregular, unplanned and quite closely packed village, built around a central square) of Liesberg and the hamlets of Riederwald and Oberrüti and the industrial development of Liesberg-Station.Coat of armsThe blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Azure, a Swan passant on Coupeaux of Six Gules issuant from two Fillets wavy Sable.
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