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Plaffeien (French: Planfayon)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.

Plaffeien (French: Planfayon)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

Plaffeien has an area of 59.28 km2 (22.89 sq mi).[2] Of this area, 28.55 km2 (11.02 sq mi) or 48.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 22.66 km2 (8.75 sq mi) or 38.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.72 km2 (0.66 sq mi) or 2.9% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.95 km2 (0.37 sq mi) or 1.6% is either rivers or lakes and 5.53 km2 (2.14 sq mi) or 9.3% is unproductive land.

Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 1.4% and transportation infrastructure made up 1.1%. Out of the forested land, 33.7% of the total land area is heavily forested and 4.4% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 10.1% is pastures and 37.8% is used for alpine pastures. Of the water in the municipality, 0.5% is in lakes and 1.1% is in rivers and streams. Of the unproductive areas, 5.4% is unproductive vegetation and 3.9% is too rocky for vegetation.

The municipality is located in the Sense district. The village of Plaffeien is located about 12 km (7.5 mi) south-east of Fribourg. In addition to the village, the municipality includes the Muscherenschlund valley, the Schwarzsee valley and the peak of the Schafberg at an elevation of 2,235 m (7,333 ft) above sea level.

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More about the History of Plaffeien

Plaffeien is first mentioned in 1148 as Planfeiun. In 1339 it was mentioned as Blanfeyen.

[ source: wikipedia ]

Plaffeien (French: Planfayon)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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