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Moudon
Château de Carrouge in Moudon
Château de Carrouge in Moudon
Coat of arms of Moudon
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Vaud
District Broye-Vully
Area
 • Total 15.69 km2 (6.06 sq mi)
Elevation
514 m (1,686 ft)
Population
 (Dec 2015 )
 • Total 5,925
 • Density 377.63/km2 (978.1/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Les Moudonnois
Les Mange-plumes
Les Traîne-bailli
Postal code
1510
Localities Bressonnaz
Surrounded by Neyruz-sur-Moudon, Bussy-sur-Moudon, Lucens, Curtilles, Chesalles-sur-Moudon, Chavannes-sur-Moudon, Vulliens, Syens, Rossenges, Hermenches, Sottens, Martherenges, Chapelle-sur-Moudon, Saint-Cierges
Twin towns Mazan (France)

Moudon (Latin: Minnodunum; German: Milden) is a municipality in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. It was the capital of the Moudon District and is now in the Broye-Vully District.

History

Montmagny 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).

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