Canton of Bern
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Canton of Bern

Short NameBern
Local NamesKanton Bern
Canton de Berne
Lat Deg46|lat_min=50
Lon Deg7|lon_min=37
Area Rank2nd
Population Rank2nd
LanguagesGerman, French
ExecutiveRegierungsrat, Conseil exécutif
Executive Members7
LegislativeGrosser Rat, Grand conseil
Parliament Members160
Highest M4274
LowestAare at Wynau
Lowest M401.5
Municipalities Number388
Districts DesignationVerwaltungskreis
Districts Number10

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The canton of Bern is the second largest of the 26 Swiss cantons by both surface area and population. Located in west-central Switzerland, it borders the Canton of Jura and the Canton of Solothurn to the north. To the west lie the Canton of Neuchâtel, the Canton of Fribourg and Vaud. To the south lies the Valais. East of the canton of Bern lie the cantons of Uri, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Lucerne and Aargau.

The canton of Bern is bilingual ( , ; ) and has a population (as of ) of . , the population included 119,930 (or 12.45%) foreigners. The cantonal capital, also the federal capital of Switzerland, is Bern.

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Therapist abused disabled children - Tweet this news in -canton Berne- revealed that the social worker had taken photographs and video of his acts, in which his victims showed evident suffering despite ... - Date : Wed, 02 Feb 2011 20:43:37 GMT+00:00
Farming families unite against nuclear reactor - World Radio Switzerland Tweet this news
World Radio Switzerland--Around thirty farming families have formed an alliance against a proposed nuclear reactor in Mühlberg in -canton Bern-. The area already has one nuclear power ... - Date : Wed, 02 Feb 2011 17:43:11 GMT+00:00
Swiss man sexually abused 114 people - RTHK Tweet this news
RTHK--The abuse took place in nine different care homes where the unidentified man had worked as a therapist since 1982, police in the -canton of Bern- said.--- - Date : Tue, 01 Feb 2011 20:31:50 GMT+00:00
WORLD IN BRIEF - Tweet this news in the -canton- (state) of -Bern- say the abuse took place in nine different care homes where the unidentified man had worked as a therapist since 1982. ... - Date : Wed, 02 Feb 2011 10:30:13 GMT+00:00
Bern therapist abused over 100 children in care - World Radio Switzerland Tweet this news
World Radio Switzerland--A 54-year-old social therapist from the -canton of Bern- has confessed to abusing children in over 100 care homes around Switzerland and Germany over the past ... - Date : Tue, 01 Feb 2011 18:41:02 GMT+00:00
Swiss school system sticks to the basics - Staunton News Leader Tweet this news
Staunton News Leader--For my school generation of the late 1940s and early 1950s, the Swiss public school system in the -Canton of Bern- offered nine years of schooling. ... - Date : Tue, 01 Feb 2011 07:47:37 GMT+00:00
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Windsor Star--England's Sinead Kerr, left, and John Kerr compete in the ice dance during the European Figure Skating Championships in -Bern-, Switzerland. ... - Date : Sat, 29 Jan 2011 07:23:53 GMT+00:00
Solar panel company proposes alternative to new reactor for same cost - World Radio Switzerland Tweet this news
World Radio Switzerland--Just weeks before -Bern- voters decide to give the Mühleberg plant a new reactor, a company in the -canton- is proposing a power-generating alternative: solar ... - Date : Mon, 24 Jan 2011 19:09:41 GMT+00:00
Swiss see 102 new int'l child kidnapping, visiting rights cases - GenevaLunch (blog) Tweet this news
GenevaLunch (blog)---Bern-, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) - Seven is the average age and in 2010 there were 147 of them at the centre of complaints: children who are kidnapped by one ... - Date : Mon, 24 Jan 2011 16:24:47 GMT+00:00
New nuclear plant put to a test ballot - Tweet this news rejection by voters in -canton Bern- on February 13 is likely to spell the end of Mühleberg as location for a new plant. In the past, a majority of voters ... - Date : Sun, 23 Jan 2011 17:38:35 GMT+00:00

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