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Canton of Neuchâtel

Short NameNeuchâtel
German NameNeuenburg
Local NamesRépublique et Canton de Neuchâtel
Lat Deg46|lat_min=59
Lon Deg6|lon_min=47
Flag Img PathFlag of Canton of Neuchâtel.svg
CapitalNeuchâtel
Largest CityLa Chaux-de-Fonds
Area803
Area Rank15th
Population Rank16th
Since1815
AbbrNE
LanguagesFrench
ExecutiveConseil d'Etat
Executive Members5
LegislativeGrand Council
Parliament Members115
HighestChasseral
Highest M1552
LowestLake Biel
Lowest M429
Municipalities Number53
Districts Designationdistricts
Districts Number6

Canton of Neuchâtel

Native NameGrafschaft (Fürstentum) Neuenburg (de)
Comté (Principauté) de Neuchâtel (fr)
Conventional Long NameCounty (Principality) of Neuchâtel
Common NameNeuchatel
ContinentEurope
RegionAlps
CountrySwitzerland
EraMiddle Ages
StatusVassal
EmpireHoly Roman Empire
Government TypePrincipality
Status TextState of the Holy Roman Empire (to 1806)
Associate of the Old Swiss Confed. (from 1406)
Year Start1034
Year End1848
Event PreCity founded
Date Pre1011
Event StartCounty founded
Event1Became associate
 of Old Swiss Confed.
Date Event1from 1406
Event2Inherited by Orléans-
 Longueville
Date Event21504
Event3Elected to Prussia
Date Event31707
Event4French occupation
Date Event41806 14
Event EndJoined Swiss Confed.
 as canton
Date End1815
Event PostNeuchâteloise
 revolution
Date Post
1 March 1848
P1Duchy of Burgundy
S1Switzerland
Flag S1Flag of Switzerland.svg
Image CoatWappen Neuenburg.svg
CapitalNeuchâtel

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Neuchâtel ( , -frkɑ̃tɔ̃ də nøʃɑtɛlIPA; ) is a canton of French speaking western Switzerland. In 2007, its population was 169,782 of which 39,654 (or 23.4%) were foreigners. The capital is Neuchâtel.


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