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 ◆The commune of Neuchâtel is the capital of the canton of Neuchâtel.
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