is a municipality
in the Swiss canton
. It is located in the district of Morges
Mollens is first mentioned in 1111 as Enguizo de Morlens
Mollens has an area, , of . Of this area, or 47.0% is used for agricultural purposes, while or 50.5% is forested. Of the rest of the land, or 2.3% is settled (buildings or roads), or 0.1% is either rivers or lakes and or 0.6% is unproductive land.
Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 0.8% and transportation infrastructure made up 0.9%. Out of the forested land, 48.8% of the total land area is heavily forested and 1.6% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 33.7% is used for growing crops and 9.7% is pastures and 3.3% is used for alpine pastures. All the water in the municipality is in lakes.
The municipality was part of the Aubonne District
until it was dissolved on 31 August 2006, and Mollens became part of the new district of Morges.
The municipality is located at the foot of the Jura Mountains
. It consists of the village of Mollens and a number of hamlets
Coat of arms
of the municipal coat of arms
is Per fess, Argent and Or, overall a Lion rampant Gules holding a Club Or.
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