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Pratteln is a municipality in the canton of Basel-Landschaft in Switzerland, located in the district of Liestal.HistoryPratteln is first mentioned around 1102-03 as Bratello.GeographyPratteln has an area, of 10.69km2. Of this area, 2.95km2 or 27.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 3km2 or 28.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 4.61km2 or 43.1% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.1km2 or 0.9% is either rivers or lakes and 0.04km2 or 0.4% is unproductive land.Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 10.8% of the total area while housing and buildings made up 14.9% and transportation infrastructure made up 11.7%. Power and water infrastructure as well as other special developed areas made up 2.9% of the area while parks, green belts and sports fields made up 2.9%. Out of the forested land, 25.9% of the total land area is heavily forested and 2.2% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 13.8% is used for growing crops and 10.5% is pastures, while 3.4% is used for orchards or vine crops. All the water in the municipality is flowing water.The municipality is located in the Liestal district. The old, star-shaped village is located at the foot of Mt. Adlerberg. It has expanded down into the Rhine valley, with a new settlement and industrial development.Coat of armsThe blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Or, an Eagle displayed Sable fesswise, langued, beaked and membered Gules, bordered Sable.
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