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|• Total||2.38 km2 (0.92 sq mi)|
|Elevation||383 m (1,257 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2015)|
|• Density||8,200/km2 (21,000/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Corseaux, Corsier-sur-Vevey, La Tour-de-Peilz, Saint-Légier-La Chiésaz|
Profile (French), SFSO statistics
Vevey is noted for being the final home of comedy legend Charlie Chaplin and his family from 1952 to 1977.
A piloti settlement existed here as early as the 2nd millennium BC.
Under Rome, it was known as Viviscus or Vibiscum. It was mentioned for the first time by the ancient Greek astronomer and philosopher Ptolemy, who gave it the name Ouikos. In the Middle Ages it was a station on the Via Francigena. It was then ruled by the bishopric of Lausanne, and later under the Blonay family.
Vevey lived through a period of prosperity after the Vaud Revolution of 1798. In the 19th century industrial activities included mechanical engineering at the Ateliers de Constructions Mécaniques de Vevey, food (Nestlé) and tobacco (Rinsoz & Ormond).
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