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Giffers (French: Chevrilles) is a municipality in the district of Sense in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. It is one of the municipalities with a large majority of German speakers in the mostly French speaking Canton of Fribourg.

Giffers (French: Chevrilles) is a municipality in the district of Sense in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. It is one of the municipalities with a large majority of German speakers in the mostly French speaking Canton of Fribourg.

Geography

Giffers has an area of 5.21 km2 (2.01 sq mi).[2] Of this area, 3.38 km2 (1.31 sq mi) or 64.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 1.02 km2 (0.39 sq mi) or 19.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.71 km2 (0.27 sq mi) or 13.6% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.11 km2 (27 acres) or 2.1% is either rivers or lakes.

Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 7.9% and transportation infrastructure made up 4.0%. Out of the forested land, 18.4% of the total land area is heavily forested and 1.2% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 19.2% is used for growing crops and 45.1% is pastures. All the water in the municipality is flowing water.

The municipality is located in the Sense district, on the Ärgera/Gérine river 7 km (4.3 mi) south-east of Fribourg. It consists of the linear village of Giffers and the hamlets of Färtschera, Gauchetli, Matte, Neustatt, Popplera and Vorsatz.

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More about the History of Giffers

Giffers is first mentioned in 1160 as Chivriles. In 1301 it was mentioned as Guifrils and in 1577 it was first called Giffers.

[ source: wikipedia ]

Giffers (French: Chevrilles) is a municipality in the district of Sense in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. It is one of the municipalities with a large majority of German speakers in the mostly French speaking Canton of Fribourg.

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