Forst, Switzerland

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Forst
Former municipality of Switzerland
Coat of arms of Forst
Coat of arms
Forst is located in Switzerland
Forst
Forst
Forst is located in Canton of Bern
Forst
Forst
Coordinates: 46°45′N 7°31′E / 46.750°N 7.517°E / 46.750; 7.517Coordinates: 46°45′N 7°31′E / 46.750°N 7.517°E / 46.750; 7.517
Country Switzerland
Canton Bern
District Thun
Area
 • Total 1.8 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Elevation 652 m (2,139 ft)
Population
 • Total 357
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Postal code 3636
SFOS number 926
Website www.forst.ch
SFSO statistics

Forst is a village in the canton of Bern, Switzerland. The former municipality of the district of Thun merged with Längenbühl on January 1, 2007 to form Forst-Längenbühl.

Geography[edit]

Forst is a settlement with scattered building in the moraine landscape of Upper Gürbetal. The most important buroughs are Dörfli, Allmid (Allmend), Chromen, Längmoos, and Riedhubel. Of the entire municipal territory of 185 hectares, 79.7% is used for agriculture, 11.8% is forested, and a mere 8% is used for settlements.

Politics[edit]

The Municipal President of Forst is Hans Burkhalter.

Transportation[edit]

Forst is connected to the public transportation grid via Bus Line 51 Thun-Forst-Blumenstein of Verkehrsbetriebe STI.

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