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Saint-Blaise is a municipality in the district of Neuchâtel in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland.HistorySaint-Blaise is first mentioned in 1011 as Arins. In 1209 it was mentioned as Sanctus Blasus. The municipality was formerly known by its German name St Blasien, however, that name is no longer used.GeographySaint-Blaise has an area, of 8.9km2. Of this area, 2.31km2 or 26.0% is used for agricultural purposes, while 4.65km2 or 52.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.85km2 or 20.9% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.05km2 or 0.6% is either rivers or lakes and 0.02km2 or 0.2% is unproductive land.Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 1.1% of the total area while housing and buildings made up 6.0% and transportation infrastructure made up 4.5%. Power and water infrastructure as well as other special developed areas made up 2.0% of the area while parks, green belts and sports fields made up 7.2%. Out of the forested land, 50.8% of the total land area is heavily forested and 1.6% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 15.2% is used for growing crops and 6.7% is pastures, while 4.2% is used for orchards or vine crops. All the water in the municipality is in lakes.The municipality is located in the Neuchâtel district, at the foot of the Chaumont and along Lake Neuchatel.Coat of armsThe blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Impalled, dexter Gules Saint Blasius clad Argent adorned Or holding a Crosier Or and a Comb Sable, and sinister per fess Azure a Cross Or and Argent a Mill Wheel Sable.Saint-Blaise is in Canton of Neuchatel. Add Saint-Blaise and other Switzerland destinations to your travel plans using our Switzerland trip itinerary planner .
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