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 Berne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bern also functions as the capital of the Canton of Bern, the second most populous of Switzerland's cantons.
Bern lies in the Swiss plateau part of the Canton of Bern, somewhat west of the center of Switzerland.
As of 2005, the mayor of Bern is Alexander Tschäppät of the Social Democrats.
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 Canton of Bern - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The area of the canton is 5959 km².
The French-speaking part of the canton, the Bernese Jura, has 12 seats guaranteed and 3 seats are guaranteed for the French-speaking minority of the bilingual district of Biel/Bienne.
The canton of Bern is bilingual: Both German (22 districts, 84%) and French (3 districts, 8,2%) are spoken.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canton_of_Bern   (895 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Bern, Switzerland (Swiss Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
The population of the canton is predominantly Protestant and German-speaking.
Bern was founded, according to tradition, in 1191 by Berchtold V of ZAhringen as a military post.
A liberal constitution was adopted in 1831, and in 1848 Bern became the capital of the Swiss Confederation.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/B/Bern.html   (479 words)

  
 Bern / Berne canton (Switzerland)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The maleness of Bern's bear was officially established by law in 1957.
Bern became a sovereign state in the Holy Roman Empire in 1226, and joined the Swiss Confederation in 1353.
Bern was a major imperial power, conquering neighboring areas and forming its own regional alliances (including expansion into French-speaking areas) before it joined the Swiss.
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 ipedia.com: Canton of Jura Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Canton of Jura is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland in the northwestern part of Switzerland.
The canton of Solothurn and Basel-Landschaft are to east of the canton, while the canton of Bern bounds the Jura to the south.
In the Congress of Vienna the Jura was given to the canton of Bern.
www.ipedia.com /canton_of_jura.html   (408 words)

  
 Bern Travel Guide
Bern (in English usually Berne), the capital of Switzerland, is a small- to medium-sized city with a population of about 130'000 which sits on peninsula formed by the meandering turns of the river Aare.
Bern is located in the center of Switzerland and is very well connected with the rest of the country.
Bern is on the main line of the Swiss Federal Railway between Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich and is served twice per hour by express (Inter-City) trains from the airports of each of these cities.
www.imakoopedia.org /en/article/Bern   (2458 words)

  
 THUN - LoveToKnow Article on THUN
Thoune), a picturesque little town in the Swiss canton of Bern, built on the banks of the Aar, just as it issues from the Lake of Thun, and by rail 19 m.
The heiress of that family brought Thun (and Burgdorf) in 1273 to the cadet or Laufenburg line of the Habsburg family, her mother having (1264) granted the town a charter of liberties that confirmed an earlier grant of 1256.
From 1798 to 1802 Thun was the capital of the canton Oberland of the Helvetic Republic.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /T/TH/THUN.htm   (1033 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Bern
Bern, city, capital of Switzerland and also of Bern Canton in western Switzerland.
The capital city of Bern Canton and of Switzerland is Bern.
Following a public disputation on January 6, 1528, in Bern, which Zwingli attended, the magistrates of this cautious oligarchy determined upon a...
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 Guide and Travel Facts: Bern, Switzerland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This is the capital of the Swiss Confederation and of the canton of Bern.
Bern's international power was severely rocked during the Napoleonic Wars but the canton remained strong in a local sense.
In 1848 in the aftermath of a painful civil war between the Catholic and Protestant cantons, Bern, which was the leader of the victorious Protestants, was elected capital of the country and the seat of the federal authorities.
www.passports.com /trips/cityfact/cityfact.asp?city=Bern   (1488 words)

  
 Bern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bern was founded in 1191 by Duke Berchtold V of Zähringen as the western bulwark of his territory, and extended in several stages.
Bern reached the zenith of its power in the 14th to 16th centuries and was the most powerful city-state north of the Alps.
The city is also capital of the Canton of Bern.
www.hilsberg.com /Szwajcaria/bern.htm   (113 words)

  
 Berne - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The protection by these edifices was sufficient for the prosperous growth of the City of Bern up to the 19th century.
Bern is governed by a 80-member legislative council (Stadtrat) and a 5-member executive council (Gemeinderat).
Bern's city centre is largely medieval and has been recognised by UNESCO as a Cultural World Heritage Site.
www.voyager.in /Bern   (1278 words)

  
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On Aug. 14, 1527, the cantons of Bern, Zurich, and St. Gall issued a combined mandate ordering that the Anabaptists be admonished to desist from the vice (Last.er) of Anabaptism; those from abroad who disobey shall be banished; if they do not obey this order they shall be drowned.
Bern at once began to take further measures to cleanse its land of this Anabaptist "weed." De Vreede, how- ever, was, given permission to visit theMennonite prisoners in the orphans' house; but he did not go alone--the Anabaptist Commission accompanied him.
In 1815 the bishopric of Basel was united with the canton of Bern.
www.horseshoe.cc /pennadutch/places/switzerland/cantons/bern/bern.htm   (8900 words)

  
 Swiss Genealogy : Canton Bern - history
Foundation of the city of Berne by Duke Berchtold V of Zähringen.
Establishment of the Canton of Jura, consisting of the three northern districts Delemont, Franches-Montagnes and Porrentruy, which are detached from the Canton of Berne.
The district of Laufen transfers to the Canton of Basel-Country (BL).
www.eye.ch /swissgen/kant/behist-e.htm   (502 words)

  
 Bern, Switzerland, Pictures
Bern, city, capital of Switzerland and also capital of Bern Canton, in western Switzerland.
The bear is the heraldic emblem of Bern, and a bear pit, maintained since 1513, is one of the notable sights of the city.
Bern has four museums, containing, respectively, collections of Swiss art and exhibitions dealing with history, natural history, and alpine subjects.
www.greatestcities.com /Europe/Switzerland/Bern_city_state_capital.html   (204 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Bern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The city of Bern, sometimes in English Berne (bûrn), German Bern (bærn), French Berne (bèrn), Italian and Romansh Berna (bèr'nä), serves as the capital of Switzerland.
Bern also functions as the capital of Bern canton, the second most populous of Switzerland's 26 cantons.
Bern has Bern Airport and Bern Rail Station as its transportation outlets.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Bern   (284 words)

  
 Bern --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Bordering Jura canton (until 1979 part of Bern canton) and Solothurn canton to the north, it is bounded on the west by the cantons of Neuchâtel, Fribourg, and Vaud; south by Valais; and east...
The city is also the capital of Bern canton (state) and the headquarters of the Universal Postal Union.
Bern was founded in 1191 as a military post near the frontier between German-speaking and French-speaking areas.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9078825   (718 words)

  
 European Cities - Bern by Charles L. Mitchell
        Bern is remarkably well connected with the rest of Switzerland by an excellent, modern railroad system.
        Bern is an unusual city that can provide the visitor a real sense of its own earlier years.
 Bern is properly called a medieval city situated exactly as during medieval times within a bend of the Aare River.
www.casayego.com /europeancities/bern/bern.htm   (1376 words)

  
 Bern on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
New Bern, North Carolina: Founded by a Swiss nobleman, Christoph von Graffenried, the early 18th-century settlement of...
The event was at the Bern Arena in Bern, Switzerland which the Worldstars won, 7-6.
Bern, the capital of Switzerland, draws tourists as well as businesses to its quality of life.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/B/Bern.asp   (1301 words)

  
 Christen Gilmann
Elsbeth Gilmann was born in Reichenbach, Canton Bern, Switzerland 7 September 1685.
Lazarus Gilmann was born in Reichenbach, Canton Bern, Switzerland 17 January 1693.
Jakob Gilmann was born in Reichenbach, Canton Bern, Switzerland 7 January 1707.
www.lelawhisnant.net /journeysthrutime/id196.htm   (118 words)

  
 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Berne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bern}} {{IPA[ˈb̥ɛrn]}}, French Berne {{IPA[ˈbɛʀn]}}, Italian Berna {{IPA[ˈbɛrna]}}, Romansh Berna {{IPA[ˈbɛrnə]}}), is the "Bundesstadt" (administrative capital) of Switzerland, and is the fourth most populous Swiss city (after Zürich, Geneva and Basel).
The site of the old observatory in Bern is the origin (600 000/200 000) of the CH1903 coordinate system, its international coordinates are {{coor dms4657
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Reithalle http://www.reitschule.ch - the old riding school of Bern, now a meeting place for the alternative scene, with concerts, parties, flea market and much more
www.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/Berne   (1283 words)

  
 MAR | Data | Assessment for Jurassians in Switzerland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It was created out of the larger canton Bern in 1979 in an attempt to accommodate the linguistic and religious differences that existed between predominantly German-protestant Bern and the heavily French and Roman Catholic Jura (approximately 72%).
Additionally, not all of the French-speaking and Catholic regions were included in the new canton, causing tension between the new canton and canton Bern.
Both before and after the establishment of the canton there were instances of both protest (PROT60X through PROT 75X = 3 being the most severe) and a few bombings (REBEL85X = 2 the most severe).
www.cidcm.umd.edu /inscr/mar/assessment.asp?groupId=22501   (486 words)

  
 Lauver-Davis and all families
Daniel STAUFFER was born in 1660 in Canton Bern, Switzerland.
Hans STAUFFER was born in 1655 in Canton Bern, Switzerland.
Ulrich STAUFFER was born in 1630 in Canton Bern, Switzerland.
www.timevoyagers.com /Lauver01/d58.htm   (1490 words)

  
 Jura canton (Switzerland)
The flag of Jura canton has seven stripes, representing the seven districts which were recognized as the Jurassian people by the Bernese constitution in 1950.
From 1815 the districts of Jura were in the northern French border region of Canton of Bern.
Half-cantons are equal to full cantons in all respects except that they each have their own autonomous cantional government and send one delegate instead of two to the Council of States (equivalent to the U.S. Senate).
www.fotw.us /flags/ch-ju.html   (769 words)

  
 Stamps from Switzerland
This is a later stamp from the Canton Bern, in use from 1880 to 1935.
This is a third stamp from the Canton Bern, in use from 1935 to 1964.
This is a stamp from the Canton Vaud which was in use until 1951, it replaced the previous stamp at some time in the period from 1898.
www.unics.uni-hannover.de /rrzn/endebrock/stamps/st-ch.html   (456 words)

  
 Aare River --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The river rises in the Aare Glacier of the Bernese Alps in Bern canton, below the Finsteraarhorn and west of the Grimsel Pass, in the south-central part of Switzerland.
The mountains extend east-northeastward from the bend of the Rhône near Martigny-Ville to Grimsel Pass and Haslital (valley of the upper Aare River).
Bern is near the center of the plateau that lies between the Alps and the Jura Mountains.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9003206   (822 words)

  
 Swiss Genealogy : Canton Bern
To the Oberaargau, district of canton Bern - die Freiherren von Gruenenberg (the Barons of Gruenenberg)
You are further invited to discuss your questions with other researchers interested in canton Bern on the "Genealogieforum Bern" (dialogue in German or French).
When posting, please, keep in mind that only topics related to Bern should be placed here; for topics related to other regions, please, change to the corresponding canton or to the forum for Switzerland in general (dialogue in German or French).
www.eye.ch /swissgen/kant/beallg-e.htm   (397 words)

  
 Gobat, Charles Albert
He then opened an office in Delémont in the canton of Bern, which soon became the leading legal firm of the district.
In that year he was appointed superintendent of public instruction for the canton of Bern, a position he held for thirty years.
In 1882 he was elected to the Grand Council of Bern, becoming president of the cantonal government for the 1886-1887 term.
www.cartage.org.lb /en/themes/Biographies/MainBiographies/G/Gobat/Gobat.htm   (544 words)

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