Sâles has an area, as of 2009, of 18.8 square kilometers (7.3sqmi). Of this area, 13.66km2 (5.27sqmi) or 72.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 3.79km2 (1.46sqmi) or 20.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.14km2 (0.44sqmi) or 6.1% is settled (buildings or roads) and 0.19km2 (0.073sqmi) or 1.0% is unproductive land.
Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 2.7% and transportation infrastructure made up 2.8%. Out of the forested land, 18.6% of the total land area is heavily forested and 1.6% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 14.6% is used for growing crops and 56.6% is pastures.
The municipality is located in the Gruyère district. It consists of the villages of Maules, Romanens, Rueyres-Treyfayes and Sâles (Gruyère) which merged in 2001.
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