Biel/Bienne (administrative district)

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Biel/Bienne District
Verwaltungskreis Biel/Bienne
Administrative 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 Verwaltungskreis ("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
(2015)[2]
Area in km²
Aegerten Aegerten 1,874 2.16
Bellmund Bellmund 1,623 3.82
Biel/Bienne Biel/Bienne 54,163 21.21
Brügg Brügg 4,298 5.02
Ipsach Ipsach 3,972 1.91
Lengnau Lengnau 4,956 7.37
Evilard/Leubringen Evilard/Leubringen 2,552 3.69
Ligerz Ligerz 547 1.79
Meinisberg Meinisberg 1,328 4.43
Mörigen Mörigen 843 2.16
Nidau Nidau 6,955 1.52
Orpund Orpund 2,675 4.16
Pieterlen Pieterlen 4,034 8.31
Port Port 3,486 2.45
Safnern Safnern 1,951 5.61
Scheuren Scheuren 449 1.99
Schwadernau Schwadernau 657 4.02
Sutz-Lattrigen Sutz-Lattrigen 1,400 3.58
Twann-Tüscherz Twann-Tüscherz 1,160 12.43
Total (19) 98,923 97.63

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz, Mutationsmeldungen 2009 / Répertoire officiel des communes de Suisse, Mutations 2009 / Elenco ufficiale dei Comuni della Svizzera, Mutazione 2009 (PDF) (Report). Federal Statistical Office. 2009. 2776. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 November 2010. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016
  1. ^ a b "Karte der Verwaltungskreise und Verwaltungsregionen" (PDF) (PDF) (in German). Thun, Berne: Justiz-, Gemeinde- und Kirchendirektion, Canton of Berne. 1 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-10-14. 
  2. ^ a b "Regierungsstatthalterämter" (in German). Thun, Berne: Justiz-, Gemeinde- und Kirchendirektion, Canton of Berne. Retrieved 2015-10-14.