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Coordinates: 46°26′N 6°15′E

Coat of Arms of Vich
Country Switzerland
Canton Vaud
District Nyon
Coordinates46°26′N 6°15′E
Population 712   (as of 2005)
Area 1.56 km2 (0.60 sq mi)
Elevation456 m (1,496 ft)
Postal code 1267
SFOS number5732
MayorPierre-Alain COUVREU
Surrounded by
(view map)
Arzier, Bassins, Begnins, Coinsins, Genolier, Gland, Prangins

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



The Plainisphare record label is in Vich.


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.


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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