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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.
Contemporary Examples

Swiss Ski Trip’s Horrific End Barbie Latza Nadeau March 13, 2012

Historical Examples

The Cross of Berny Emile de Girardin
The Tapestry Book Helen Churchill Candee
Elizabeth Fry Mrs. E. R. Pitman
No Clue James Hay
The Nibelungenlied Unknown
No Clue James Hay
In the Name of the Bodleian and Other Essays Augustine Birrell
No Clue James Hay
Copyright: Its History and Its Law Richard Rogers Bowker

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)


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