Neuchâtel

geographical name Neu·châ·tel \ ˌnü-shä-ˈtel , ˌnyü- , ˌnər- , ˌnə- , ˌnœ- \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

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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