Bern



a city in and the capital of Switzerland, in the W part: capital of Bern canton.
a canton in W Switzerland. 2658 sq. mi. (6885 sq. km).
Capital: Bern.
a republic in central Europe. 15,944 sq. mi. (41,294 sq. km).
Capital: Bern.
Contemporary Examples

George Kennan by John Lewis Gaddis: A Review Jacob Heilbrunn December 8, 2011
How Much Are the ‘Costa Concordia’ Passengers Entitled to Win—and Who Is Accountable for the Shipwreck? Barbie Latza Nadeau February 7, 2012

Historical Examples

A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2) Thomas M. Lindsay
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 Various
The Rainbow Trail Zane Grey
A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2) Thomas M. Lindsay
The Roman and the Teuton Charles Kingsley
The Overall Boys in Switzerland Eulalie Osgood Grover
Women of the Teutonic Nations Hermann Schoenfeld
The Nibelungenlied Unknown

noun
the capital of Switzerland, in the W part, on the Aar River: entered the Swiss confederation in 1353 and became the capital in 1848. Pop: 122 700 (2002 est)
a canton of Switzerland, between the French frontier and the Bernese Alps. Capital: Bern. Pop: 950 200 (2002 est). Area: 6884 sq km (2658 sq miles)
noun
a federal republic in W central Europe: the cantons of Schwyz, Uri, and Unterwalden formed a defensive league against the Hapsburgs in 1291, later joined by other cantons; gained independence in 1499; adopted a policy of permanent neutrality from 1516; a leading centre of the Reformation in the 16th century. It lies in the Jura Mountains and the Alps, with a plateau between the two ranges. Official languages: German, French, and Italian; Romansch minority. Religion: mostly Protestant and Roman Catholic. Currency: Swiss franc. Capital: Bern. Pop: 7 996 026 (2013 est). Area: 41 288 sq km (15 941 sq miles) German name Schweiz French name Suisse Italian name Svizzera Latin name Helvetia (hɛlˈviːʃə)

Note: Known for its strict neutrality, Switzerland maintained armed neutrality in both World War I and World War II.

Note: Swiss banks allow depositors to be identified by a number known only to the depositor and a few bank officials; private fortunes can therefore be kept secret.

Note: It is famous for its watchmaking industry and its milk chocolate.

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