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Burgdorf
Canton Bern
District Burgdorf (district)
Coordinates  47°03′ N 7°37′ E (http://kvaleberg.com/extensions/mapsources/index.php?params=47_03_N_7_37_E_region:CH_type:city(14672))
Postal code 3400
Population 14672   (2002)
Area 15.61 km²
Elevation 533 m
Mayor Franz Haldimann (2004 since 1998 SVP)
Website www.burgdorf.ch

Burgdorf (fr. Berthoud) is the largest city in Emmental, Canton of Bern, Switzerland and is the capital of the district of the same name. The twenty-six cantons of Switzerland are the states of the federal state of Switzerland. ... The Swiss canton of Bern (German: Kanton Bern; French Canton de Berne) has a population of about 947,000. ... In contrast to centrally organised states, in the federally constituted Switzerland each Canton is completely free to decide its own internal organisation. ... This article is about longitude and latitude; see also UTM coordinate system Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (vertically) and longitude (horizontally); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which... Here are postal codes of Switzerland and Liechtenstein: Zone 1 1000s are found in Lausanne, Lavaux and parts of Morges, 1100s in parts of Morges, 1200s are in Geneva and parts of La Côte, Vaud, 1300s in La Vallée, 1500s are found in Clavaleyres, the 1700s are found... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... For other uses of the word, see Elevation In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or possibly some other fixed point). ... The metre (American spelling: meter), symbol: m, is the basic unit of distance (or of length, in the parlance of the physical sciences) in the International System of Units. ... A mayor (from the Latin maīor, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... The Swiss Peoples Party (SVP) also known as the Democratic Union of the Centre German: Schweizerische Volkspartei, French: Union Démocratique du Centre, Italian: Unione Democratica del Centro, Romansh: Uniun Democratica dal Center) is a political party in Switzerland. ... Emmental cheese Emmentaler, Emmenthal, or Emmental cheese is a Swiss cheese. ... The Swiss canton of Bern (German: Kanton Bern; French Canton de Berne) has a population of about 947,000. ...


In 1175 the town was first known as "Burtorf" from Burg Bertolfs (Berchtolds) in connection with a deed of duke Berchtolds IV of Zähringer. In 1384, the city of Berne purchased Burgdorf. Events Ruaidri Ua Conchobair (Rory OConner), last High King of Ireland, submits to Henry II as vassal of Ireland with the Treaty of Windsor Ly Cao Ton becomes ruler of Vietnam William of Tyre becomes archbishop of Tyre Massacre of Abergavenny ends with several noblemen dead at the hands... Zähringen is the name of an old and influential German noble family, taken from the castle and village of that name. ... Events May / September 3 - Siege of Lisbon by the Castilian army, during the 1383-1385 Crisis Births Deaths December 31 - John Wyclif, theologian Categories: 1384 ... For other uses, see Bern (disambiguation). ...


In the city several engine works and a professional school for technology and architecture have their seat. Technology (Gr. ... Architecture (in Greek αρχή = first and τέχνη = craftsmanship) is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. ...

The Burgdorf castle, first built in 1175, now contains a museum founded in 1886.

Burgdorf Schloss, the castle in Burgdorf Copyright: Roland Zumbühl, Arlesheim, picswiss Permission for GFDL by Rolan Zumbühl here. ... Burgdorf Schloss, the castle in Burgdorf Copyright: Roland Zumbühl, Arlesheim, picswiss Permission for GFDL by Rolan Zumbühl here. ...

Points of interest

  • The old town centre, with alleyways, squares and many historical buildings
  • Late Gothic church 1471/1490
  • The Schloss Burgdorf (a castle)

Gothic architecture characterizes any of the styles of European architecture, particularly associated with cathedrals and other churches, in use throughout Europe during the high and late medieval period, from the 12th century onwards. ...

External links

  • http://www.burgdorf.ch
  • http://www.schloss-burgdorf.ch/

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