is a municipality
of the canton
, located in the district of Morges
Eclépens is first mentioned in 814 as Sclepedingus
Eclépens has an area, , of . Of this area, or 52.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while or 26.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, or 20.0% is settled (buildings or roads), or 0.9% is either rivers or lakes and or 0.3% is unproductive land.
Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 4.6% of the total area while housing and buildings made up 4.6% and transportation infrastructure made up 5.5%. Power and water infrastructure as well as other special developed areas made up 4.8% of the area Out of the forested land, 23.1% of the total land area is heavily forested and 3.1% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 44.2% is used for growing crops and 7.9% is pastures. All the water in the municipality is flowing water.
The municipality was part of the Cossonay District
until it was dissolved on 31 August 2006, and Eclépens became part of the new district of Morges.
Coat of arms
of the municipal coat of arms
is Argent, on a Coupeaux Vert a Lion rampant Gules, a Bar wavy overall.
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