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Neuchatel in a few words

Neuchatel creux du van

The canton of Neuchâtel was already founded in 1000, but became a member of the Swiss confederation very late (in 1814). It was under the rule of the Prussians until its transformation to a republic in 1848. 

Despite its little population of 178 500 (dated 2015), Neuchâtel is the fourth canton to bring up most of the Swiss Federal Counselors, amongst them Max Petitpierre and Didier Burkhalter.

An heritage

Neuchatel

Besides its wonderful castle, one third of all work places within the Swiss Watchmaking sector are located here, amongst all the city of La Chaux-de-fond, which is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage and known for its “Cityscape of the watchmaking industry”. 

The region in numbers

Area in km²
802
Volume, persons per km²
222
Population
178'500
Percentage of foreigners
25.6%
GDP in millions
14'827
Admission to confederation
1815
Number of municipalities
36
Unemployment rate in %
5.8%
Active population
85'500
Percentage of agricultural area
47.1%