Couvet

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Couvet
Former municipality of Switzerland
Coat of arms of Couvet
Coat of arms
Couvet is located in Switzerland
Couvet
Couvet
Location of Couvet
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Couvet is located in Canton of Neuchâtel
Couvet
Couvet
Couvet (Canton of Neuchâtel)
Coordinates: 46°55′N 6°38′E / 46.917°N 6.633°E / 46.917; 6.633Coordinates: 46°55′N 6°38′E / 46.917°N 6.633°E / 46.917; 6.633
CountrySwitzerland
CantonNeuchâtel
DistrictVal-de-Travers
Area
 • Total16.41 km2 (6.34 sq mi)
Elevation740 m (2,430 ft)
Population
 • Total2,755
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Postal code2108
SFOS number6505
Surrounded byBoveresse, Môtiers, Travers
Websitecouvet.ne.ch
SFSO statistics

Couvet was a municipality in the district of Val-de-Travers in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. On 1 January 2009, the former municipalities of Boveresse, Buttes, Couvet, Fleurier, Les Bayards, Môtiers, Noiraigue, Saint-Sulpice and Travers merged to form the administrative district of Val-de-Travers.[1]

It is claimed that Couvet was the birthplace of absinthe at the end of the 18th century and it is now the home of La Clandestine Absinthe. It was also the home to Edouard Dubied & Co, a factory that used to make sewing machines.

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  1. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 14 January 2010

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