Biel/Bienne (administrative district)

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Biel/Bienne District
Verwaltungskreis Biel/Bienne
District
The shores of northeastern Lake Biel in 2004
The shores of northeastern Lake Biel in 2004
Map depicting the boundary of the administrative district and its municipalities
Map depicting the boundary of the administrative district and its municipalities
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Bern
Capital Biel/Bienne
Area
 • Total 98 km2 (38 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 90,536
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 19

Coordinates: 47°08′N 7°14′E / 47.133°N 7.233°E / 47.133; 7.233 Biel/Bienne District is an administrative district in the Canton of Bern, Switzerland. It is located along both shores of the northeastern half of Lake Biel and is part of the Seeland administrative region, and its capital is Biel/Bienne. It contains 19 municipalities with an area of 97.63 km2 (37.70 sq mi) and a population (as of December 2008) of 90,536, over half of which lives in the district's capital. While it is the smallest district in surface area,[citation needed] it has the fourth largest population in the canton.

The present Biel/Bienne Verwaltungskreise ("administrative district") was created on 1 January 2010,[1] consisting of the entirety of one former Amtsbezirke ("district"), Biel, and about half of another, Nidau.[1]

Flag Name Population
(2012)[2]
Area in km²
Aegerten Aegerten 1,781 2.16
Bellmund Bellmund 1,546 3.82
Biel/Bienne Biel/Bienne 52,351 21.21
Brügg Brügg 4,257 5.02
Ipsach Ipsach 3,940 1.91
Lengnau Lengnau 4,633 7.37
Evilard/Leubringen Evilard/Leubringen 2,465 3.69
Ligerz Ligerz 527 1.79
Meinisberg Meinisberg 1,309 4.43
Mörigen Mörigen 882 2.16
Nidau Nidau 6,782 1.52
Orpund Orpund 2,649 4.16
Pieterlen Pieterlen 3,821 8.31
Port Port 3,346 2.45
Safnern Safnern 1,854 5.61
Scheuren Scheuren 460 1.99
Schwadernau Schwadernau 662 4.02
Sutz-Lattrigen Sutz-Lattrigen 1,358 3.58
Twann-Tüscherz Twann-Tüscherz 1,095 12.43
Total (19) 95,718 97.63

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.