Font, Switzerland - Geography

Geography

Font has an area, as of 2009, of 2.5 square kilometers (0.97 sq mi). Of this area, 1.3 km2 (0.50 sq mi) or 52.0% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.67 km2 (0.26 sq mi) or 26.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.37 km2 (0.14 sq mi) or 14.8% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.01 km2 (2.5 acres) or 0.4% is either rivers or lakes and 0.16 km2 (0.062 sq mi) or 6.4% is unproductive land.

Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 6.0% and transportation infrastructure made up 8.0%. Out of the forested land, 24.8% of the total land area is heavily forested and 2.0% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 39.2% is used for growing crops and 10.4% is pastures, while 2.4% is used for orchards or vine crops. All the water in the municipality is in lakes.

The municipality is located in the Broye district, in the Estavayer-le-Lac exclave. It lies on the southern shore area of Lake Neuchâtel, and borders the municipalities of Châtillon coming from center onto the west, Châbles to the west, Estavayer-le-Lac to the east, and Lully to the south and southeast. The town's main road is the Yverdon-les-Bains Route and the A1 motorway which travels south of the city through Châtillon.

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