Montreux is a municipality and a Swiss town on the shoreline of Lake Geneva at the foot of the Alps. It belongs to the district of Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland and has a population of about 25,000, about 85,000 in the agglomeration Vevey-Montreux; the earliest settlement was a Late Bronze Age village at Baugy. Montreux lies on the north east shore of Lake Geneva at the fork in the Roman road from Italy over the Simplon Pass, where the roads to the Roman capital of Aventicum and the road into Gaul through Besançon separated; this made it an important settlement in the Roman era. A Roman villa from the 2nd-4th centuries and a 6th–7th century cemetery have been discovered. In the 12th century, viticulture was introduced to the region, the sunny slopes of the lake from Lavaux to Montreux became an important wine-growing region. Montreux is first mentioned in 1215 as Mustruel. In 1295, the Bishop of Sion sold the parish of Montreux to Girard of Oron. In 1317, it was split between the Lords of Oron and the Counts of Savoy.
A Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit administered estates and a hospital in Montreux starting in about 1309. The region was subject to various princes, most notably the princes of Savoy from the south side of the lake, they unified the territory which comprises the present canton of Vaud and were popular sovereigns. After the Burgundian Wars in the 15th century, the Swiss in Bern occupied the region without resistance, an indication of the weakness of the princes of Savoy. Under Bernese rule it belonged to the Bailiwick of Chillon; the Reformation made the region around Montreux and Vevey an attractive haven for Huguenots from Italy, who brought their artisanal skills and set up workshops and businesses. The abbey of Les Echarpes blanches was founded in 1626. In 1798, Napoleon liberated the region from the Bernese. In the 19th century, the tourist industry became a major commercial outlet, with the grand hotels of Montreux attracting the rich and cultured from Europe and America. Starting in the 19th century there were three independent municipalities that shared a central authority.
This county council was made up of four deputies from Le Châtelard, two from Les Planches and one from Veytaux. The church, the market hall of La Rouvenaz, the secondary school and the slaughter-house were all owned by the county council; each municipality had a mayor. In 1962, the municipalities of Le Châtelard and Les Planches merged, while Veytaux remained independent. Montreux has an area, as of 2009, of 33.4 km2. Of this area, 8.47 km2 or 25.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 16.93 km2 or 50.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 6.37 km2 or 19.1% is settled, 0.08 km2 or 0.2% is either rivers or lakes and 1.59 km2 or 4.8% is unproductive land. Of the built up area and buildings made up 10.9% and transportation infrastructure made up 6.3%. Out of the forested land, 47.0% of the total land area is forested and 3.1% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 0.4% is used for growing crops and 8.8% is pastures, while 1.6% is used for orchards or vine crops and 14.7% is used for alpine pastures.
All the water in the municipality is flowing water. The municipality was part of the Vevey District until it was dissolved on 31 August 2006, Montreux became part of the new district of Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut; the municipality stretches from Lake Geneva to the foothills of the Swiss Alps. It includes the former municipalities of Montreux-Le Châtelard, it was formed in 1962 with the merger of the two former municipalities. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for Montreux's climate is "Cfb". Montreux has a population of 25,984; as of 2008, 44.2% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has changed at a rate of 14.7%. It has changed at a rate of -0.8 % due to births and deaths. Most of the population speaks French as their first language, with German being second most common and Italian being third. There are 9 people; the age distribution, as of 2009, in Montreux is. Of the adult population, 4,216 people or 17.0% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old.
3,016 people or 12.2% are between 30 and 39, 3,552 people or 14.4% are between 40 and 49, 3,048 people or 12.3% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 2,565 people or 10.4% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 1,795 people or 7.3% are between 70 and 79, there are 1,206 people or 4.9% who are between 80 and 89, there are 263 people or 1.1% who are 90 and older. As of 2000, there were 9,380 people who never married in the municipality. There were 9,758 married individuals, 1,631 widows or widowers and 1,685 individuals who are divorced; as of 2000, there were 9,823 private households in the municipality, an average of 2 persons per household. There were 4,198 households that consist of only one person and 402 households with five or more people. Out of a total of 10,236 households that answered this question, 41.0% were households made up of just one person and there were 53 adults who lived with their parents. Of the rest of
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