Biel/Bienne (administrative district)

Coordinates: 47°08′N 7°14′E / 47.133°N 7.233°E / 47.133; 7.233 Biel/Bienne District is an administrative district in the Canton of Bern, Switzerland. It is located along both shores of the northeastern half of Lake Biel and is part of the Seeland administrative region, and its capital is Biel/Bienne. It contains 19 municipalities with an area of 97.63 km2 (37.70 sq mi) and a population (as of December 2008) of 90,536, over half of which lives in the district's capital. While it is the smallest district in surface area,[citation needed] it has the third largest population in the canton.

Biel/Bienne District
Verwaltungskreis Biel/Bienne
Administrative District
The shores of northeastern Lake Biel in 2004
The shores of northeastern Lake Biel in 2004
Map depicting the boundary of the administrative district and its municipalities
Country  Switzerland
Canton Bern
CapitalBiel/Bienne
Area
 • Total98 km2 (38 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)
 • Total90,536
 • Density920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipalities19

The present Biel/Bienne Verwaltungskreis ("administrative district") was created on 1 January 2010,[1] consisting of the entirety of one former Amtsbezirke ("district"), Biel, about half of another, Nidau and three municipalities of Büren[1]

Flag Name Population
(2019)[2]
Area in km²
Aegerten Aegerten 2,180 2.16
Bellmund Bellmund 1,682 3.82
Biel/Bienne Biel/Bienne 55,602 21.21
Brügg Brügg 4,370 5.02
Ipsach Ipsach 3,968 1.91
Lengnau Lengnau 5,280 7.37
Evilard/Leubringen Evilard/Leubringen 2,654 3.69
Ligerz Ligerz 547 1.79
Meinisberg Meinisberg 1,298 4.43
Mörigen Mörigen 856 2.16
Nidau Nidau 6,872 1.52
Orpund Orpund 2,873 4.16
Pieterlen Pieterlen 4,651 8.31
Port Port 3,727 2.45
Safnern Safnern 1,935 5.61
Scheuren Scheuren 437 1.99
Schwadernau Schwadernau 670 4.02
Sutz-Lattrigen Sutz-Lattrigen 1,391 3.58
Twann-Tüscherz Twann-Tüscherz 1,163 12.43
Total (19) 102,156 97.63

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz, Mutationsmeldungen 2009 / Répertoire officiel des communes de Suisse, Mutations 2009 / Elenco ufficiale dei Comuni della Svizzera, Mutazione 2009 (PDF) (Report). Federal Statistical Office. 2009. 2776. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 November 2010. Retrieved 6 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit". bfs.admin.ch (in German). Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB. 31 December 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2020.