Neuchâtel, Switzerland


Country Switzerland
Town/City Neuchâtel
Location The city is located on the northwestern shore of the Lake of Neuchâtel, a few kilometers east of Peseux and west of Saint-Blaise, and is part of French-speaking Switzerland.
Population 32,973 (December 2010)
Brief Description Neuchâtel is the capital of the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel on Lake Neuchâtel.  Covers an area of 18.05 km2.  Neuchâtel is a pilot of the Council of Europe and the European Commission Intercultural cities programme
Industry Renowned for its watch industry, Neuchâtel is the heart of micro-technology and high-tech industry. During the last 20 years, the region of Neuchâtel has attracted many leading companies in the high-tech sectors such as medical technology, micro technology, biotechnology, machines and equipment, IT and clean technologies.
Culture/Sport The festival of the Fête des Vendanges, representing the wine harvest, is held traditionally in early autumn.  Museums (Archeology, Ethnography, Art & History, National History); Le Théâtre du Passage ; libraries (university and public); Neuchatel Symphony Orchestra, Choral Society; Neuchâtel XamaxFootball Club
Tourism There are 32 sites in Neuchâtel that are listed as Swiss heritage site of national significance. The entire old city of Neuchâtel is part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.  Castle; Collegiate Church; Swiss Watchmaking Fair; Synchronised Ice-Skating Contest; Lac Neuchatel
Education University of Neuchâtel
President/ Contact Details

Thomas Facchinetti, Président du Conseil communal,

Chief Executive / Contact Details Rémy Voirol, Chancelier :

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