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Ferlens is a former municipality in the district of Lavaux-Oron in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. On 1 July 2016 the former municipalities of Ferlens, Carrouge and Mézières merged into the new municipality of Jorat-Mézières.


Ferlens is first mentioned around 1147-50 as Ferlens.


Ferlens has an area, , of . Of this area, or 69.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while or 22.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, or 7.4% is settled (buildings or roads).Swiss Federal Statistical Office-Land Use Statistics 2009 data accessed 25 March 2010
Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 3.7% and transportation infrastructure made up 3.2%. Out of the forested land, all of the forested land area is covered with heavy forests. Of the agricultural land, 46.5% is used for growing crops and 21.2% is pastures, while 1.8% is used for orchards or vine crops.
The municipality was part of the Oron District until it was dissolved on 31 August 2006, and Ferlens became part of the new district of Lavaux-Oron.Nomenklaturen – Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz accessed 4 April 2011
The municipality is located in the Jorat region, on the left bank of the Broye. The eastern border of the municipality is the Canton of Fribourg.
The municipalities of Carrouge, Ferlens and Mézières are considering a merger on at a date in the future into the new municipality with an, , undetermined name.Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 17 February 2011

Coat of arms

The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Vert, bordered Or, an Arrow point bendwise Argent..Flags of the accessed 08-August-2011


Ferlens has a population ({{as of lc=on) of . , 4.4% of the population are resident foreign nationals.Swiss Federal Statistical Office - Superweb database - Gemeinde Statistics 1981-2008 accessed 19 June 2010 Over the last 10 years (1999–2009 ) the population has changed at a rate of 21.7%. It has changed at a rate of 20.2% due to migration and at a rate of 1.1% due to births and deaths. Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 08-August-2011
Most of the population ( ) speaks French (244 or 92.1%), with German being second most common (17 or 6.4%) and Italian being third (4 or 1.5%).
The age distribution, , in Ferlens is; 39 children or 12.0% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 51 teenagers or 15.7% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 25 people or 7.7% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 41 people or 12.6% are between 30 and 39, 59 people or 18.2% are between 40 and 49, and 45 people or 13.8% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 40 people or 12.3% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 17 people or 5.2% are between 70 and 79, there are 7 people or 2.2% who are between 80 and 89, and there is 1 person who is 90 and older.Canton of Vaud Statistical Office accessed 29 April 2011
, there were 107 people who were single and never married in the municipality. There were 138 married individuals, 10 widows or widowers and 10 individuals who are divorced.STAT-TAB Datenwürfel für Thema 40.3 - 2000 accessed 2 February 2011
, there were 109 private households in the municipality, and an average of 2.4 persons per household. There were 31 households that consist of only one person and 11 households with five or more people. Out of a total of 111 households that answered this question, 27.9% were households made up of just one person. Of the rest of the households, there are 35 married couples without children, 34 married couples with children There were 7 single parents with a child or children. There were 2 households that were made up of unrelated people and 2 households that were made up of some sort of institution or another collective housing.
there were 48 single family homes (or 60.0% of the total) out of a total of 80 inhabited buildings. There were 12 multi-family buildings (15.0%), along with 17 multi-purpose buildings that were mostly used for housing (21.3%) and 3 other use buildings (commercial or industrial) that also had some housing (3.8%).Swiss Federal Statistical Office STAT-TAB - Datenwürfel für Thema 09.2 - Gebäude und Wohnungen accessed 28 January 2011
, a total of 102 apartments (91.9% of the total) were permanently occupied, while 9 apartments (8.1%) were seasonally occupied. , the construction rate of new housing units was 9.2 new units per 1000 residents. The vacancy rate for the municipality, , was 0%.
The historical population is given in the following chart: Swiss Federal Statistical Office STAT-TAB Bevölkerungsentwicklung nach Region, 1850-2000 accessed 29 January 2011
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In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 23.88% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the Green Party (22.72%), the SP (18.32%) and the FDP (16.86%). In the federal election, a total of 114 votes were cast, and the voter turnout was 54.0%.Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Nationalratswahlen 2007: Stärke der Parteien und Wahlbeteiligung, nach Gemeinden/Bezirk/Canton accessed 28 May 2010


, Ferlens had an unemployment rate of 1.6%. , there were 16 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 7 businesses involved in this sector. 4 people were employed in the secondary sector and there were 2 businesses in this sector. 16 people were employed in the tertiary sector, with 5 businesses in this sector. There were 142 residents of the municipality who were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 45.1% of the workforce.
the total number of full-time equivalent jobs was 23. The number of jobs in the primary sector was 11, all of which were in agriculture. The number of jobs in the secondary sector was 3, all of which were in construction. The number of jobs in the tertiary sector was 9. In the tertiary sector; 1 was in the sale or repair of motor vehicles, 3 or 33.3% were in a hotel or restaurant, 1 was a technical professional or scientist, 1 was in education.Swiss Federal Statistical Office STAT-TAB Betriebszählung: Arbeitsstätten nach Gemeinde und NOGA 2008 (Abschnitte), Sektoren 1-3 accessed 28 January 2011
, there were 5 workers who commuted into the municipality and 102 workers who commuted away. The municipality is a net exporter of workers, with about 20.4 workers leaving the municipality for every one entering.Swiss Federal Statistical Office - Statweb accessed 24 June 2010 Of the working population, 7.7% used public transportation to get to work, and 66.9% used a private car.


From the , 44 or 16.6% were Roman Catholic, while 148 or 55.8% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there was 1 member of an Orthodox church, and there were 34 individuals (or about 12.83% of the population) who belonged to another Christian church. There were 1 individual who belonged to another church. 52 (or about 19.62% of the population) belonged to no church, are agnostic or atheist, and 2 individuals (or about 0.75% of the population) did not answer the question.


In Ferlens about 93 or (35.1%) of the population have completed non-mandatory upper secondary education, and 47 or (17.7%) have completed additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule). Of the 47 who completed tertiary schooling, 59.6% were Swiss men, 36.2% were Swiss women.
In the 2009/2010 school year there were a total of 42 students in the Ferlens school district. In the Vaud cantonal school system, two years of non-obligatory pre-school are provided by the political districts.Organigramme de l'école vaudoise, année scolaire 2009-2010 accessed 2 May 2011 During the school year, the political district provided pre-school care for a total of 665 children of which 232 children (34.9%) received subsidized pre-school care. The canton's primary school program requires students to attend for four years. There were 21 students in the municipal primary school program. The obligatory lower secondary school program lasts for six years and there were 21 students in those schools. Canton of Vaud Statistical Office - Scol. obligatoire/filières de transition accessed 2 May 2011
, there were 14 students in Ferlens who came from another municipality, while 41 residents attended schools outside the municipality.

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Category:Former municipalities of the canton of Vaud

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