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Pierrafortscha is a municipality in the district of Sarine in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland.

Pierrafortscha is a municipality in the district of Sarine in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland.

Geography

Pierrafortscha has an area, as of 2009, of 5.1 square kilometers (2.0 sq mi). Of this area, 3.52 km2 (1.36 sq mi) or 69.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 1.12 km2 (0.43 sq mi) or 22.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.37 km2 (0.14 sq mi) or 7.3% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.04 km2 (9.9 acres) or 0.8% is either rivers or lakes and 0.01 km2 (2.5 acres) or 0.2% is unproductive land.

Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 3.2% and transportation infrastructure made up 3.6%. Out of the forested land, 20.0% of the total land area is heavily forested and 2.2% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 49.0% is used for growing crops and 20.0% is pastures. Of the water in the municipality, 0.4% is in lakes and 0.4% is in rivers and streams.

The municipality is located in the Sarine district, on the language border between the Saane/Sarine river and the Gérine. It consists of eight hamlets including Pierrafortscha, Villars-sur-Marly, Granges-sur-Marly and La Schürra.

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More about the History of Pierrafortscha

Pierrafortscha is first mentioned in 1267 as Pierraforchia. In 1277 it was mentioned as Bevrechie. The municipality was formerly known by its German name Perfetschied, however, that name is no longer used.

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Pierrafortscha is a municipality in the district of Sarine in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland.

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