Fribourg

geographical name
Fri·​bourg | \ frē-ˈbür How to pronounce Fribourg (audio) \

Definition of Fribourg

1 canton in west central Switzerland area 645 square miles (1670 square kilometers), population 297,600
2 commune southwest of Bern, Switzerland population 35,000

Note: The commune of Fribourg is the capital of the canton of Fribourg.

Learn More about Fribourg

Statistics for Fribourg

Cite this Entry

“Fribourg.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fribourg. Accessed 6 December 2019.

Comments on Fribourg

What made you want to look up Fribourg? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

very cautious or careful

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!