Romainmotier is a former municipality and village in the Orbe district in the Vaud Canton of Switzerland.
The municipality was combined with the Envy municipality to create a new and bigger municipality called Romainmotier-Envy. That happened in 1970.
Romainmotier-Envy is located in the Vaud Canton of Switzerland, and it is in the Jura-Nord Vaudois. The Jura-Nord Vaudois District is just a district in the Vaud Canton, and Yverdon-les-Bains is the capital. It has a population of about 85,000.
The village is on the Nozon river, and it has a population of about 450. There is a well-known Romanesque church in the town. Romanus of Condat established the church, and it was named after him as well.
It was created in 1970, and it was the result of the merger of Envy and Romainmotier.
When it was measured in 2009, the municipality had an area of roughly three square miles. Out of this total area, less than one square mile (or about 27%) is put to use for agriculture, while about two square miles (or about 67%) is covered in forest. Of the remainder of the land, less than one square mile (or about 6%) is settled (roads or buildings) and about 2.5 acres is just unproductive land.
Of the area that is built up, buildings and housing make up about 2% and infrastructure for transportation makes up about 3%. Out of the land that is covered in forest, about 65% of the entire land area is covered in heavy forest and about 1.5% is covered in little clusters of trees and small orchards. Of the land that is put to use for agriculture, about 15% is for crops and about 12% is for pastures.
When it was measured in 2012, the municipality had a population of a little less than 500. When it was measured in 2008, about 13% of the population was composed of foreign nationals from other countries. Over the last decade the population has changed at about a 13% rate.
The majority of the population is French-speaking (about 91%), and German is the 2nd most commonly spoken language (about 5%). Italian is the 3rd most commonly spoken language (about 2%).
When it was measured in 2000, the area was about 14% Roman Catholic, and about 55% were members of the Swiss Reformed Church.
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