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Vich
Coat of arms of Vich
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Vaud
District Nyon
Area
 • Total 1.56 km2 (0.60 sq mi)
Elevation
456 m (1,496 ft)
Population
 (Dec 2015 )
 • Total 896
 • Density 574.4/km2 (1,488/sq mi)
Postal code
1267
Surrounded by Arzier, Bassins, Begnins, Coinsins, Genolier, Gland, Prangins

Vich is a municipality in Nyon in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.

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Economy

The Plainisphare record label is in Vich.

History

Vich once had a paleolithic village (which are about 2.5 million years old) on it. There are also clues that it was lived on during the Bronze Age. There is also a Roman paved road running through it from Nyon to Orbe.

Control

Vich was controlled by many people. It belonged to the lords of Besançon to Cossonay, Prangins and Savoy.

In 1536 the canton of Vaud was taken by the Bernese who kept it until 1798 when the canton was freed by the French revolutionary troops. In 1803, Vich joined the Swiss Confederation.

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