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Moudon is a municipality in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. It was the seat of Moudon District and is now in the Broye-Vully district.HistoryMontmagny was known as Minnodunum or Minnidunum during the Roman era. Around 1100, 1154 and 1180 it was mentioned as Meldun, in 1161 it was Moudon and in 1167 as Meldunum or Mildunum.As ancient Minnodunum, during Roman times, the city was in the country of the Helvetii, on a road from Viviscus (modern Vevey), on the Lake of Geneva, to Aventicum (modern Avenches).GeographyMoudon has an area, of 15.69km2. Of this area, 7.33km2 or 46.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 5.5km2 or 35.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 2.59km2 or 16.5% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.28km2 or 1.8% is either rivers or lakes and 0.01km2 or 0.1% is unproductive land.Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 2.9% of the total area while housing and buildings made up 6.6% and transportation infrastructure made up 5.5%. Out of the forested land, 32.8% of the total land area is heavily forested and 2.2% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 27.9% is used for growing crops and 17.8% is pastures. Of the water in the municipality, 0.2% is in lakes and 1.6% is in rivers and streams. Moudon is in Canton of Vaud. Add Moudon and other Switzerland destinations to your travel plans using our Switzerland day trip planning site .
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