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canton Vaud – CH011

EU regions: Switzerland > SCHWEIZ/SUISSE/SVIZZERA > Lake Geneva region > canton Vaud

map of canton Vaud CH011
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2019134

More on wikipedia wikidata Q12771 on OpenStreetMap canton Vaud slovensky: CH011


number of inhabitants2023830 431
population density2022293.3
old-age dependency ratio202324.9
demographic pyramid CH011 canton Vaud

From Wikipedia: The canton of Vaud ( VOH, French: [vo]; German: Waadt, pronounced [vat] (listen) or [vaːt]) is the third largest of the Swiss cantons by population and fourth by size. It is located in Romandy, the French-speaking western part of the country; and borders the canton of Neuchâtel to the north, the cantons of Fribourg and Bern to the east, Valais and Lake Geneva to the south, the canton of Geneva to the south-west and France (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Bourgogne-Franche-Comté) to the west.

The capital and biggest city is Lausanne, officially designated „Olympic Capital" by the International Olympic Committee and hosts many international sports organizations. Other main cities are Yverdon-les-Bains and Montreux. As of 2017 the canton has a population of 793,129.


Along the lakes, Vaud was inhabited in prehistoric times. Later, the Celtic tribe of the Helvetii inhabited the area. The tribe was defeated by Caesar's troops in 58 BC and as a consequence the Romans settled the area. The towns of Vevey (Latin: Viviscus) and Lausanne (Lausonium or Lausonna) are two of the many towns established by the Romans.

In 27 BC the state of Civitas Helvetiorum was established around the capital of Avenches (Aventicum). There are still many Roman remains around the town today.

Other: Lake Geneva region, Canton of Geneva, Valais, canton Vaud

Neighbours: Bern, Haute-Savoie, Canton of Fribourg, Neuchâtel, Canton of Geneva, Doubs, Valais, Jura, Ain

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - canton Vaud – CH011, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PCH011, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164