Neuchâtel

geographical name
Neu·​châ·​tel | \ˌnü-shä-ˈtel, ˌnyü-, ˌnər-, ˌnə-, ˌnœ-\

Definition of Neuchâtel 

1 canton in western Switzerland in the Jura Mountains bordering France area 308 square miles (798 square kilometers), population 176,402

2 commune on Lake of Neuchâtel (area 84 square miles, or 218 square kilometers), population 33,000

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

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