La Tène

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Rail bridge over the Thielle river at La Tène
coat of arms

La Tène (French pronunciation: ​[la tɛn]) is a municipality of the district of Neuchâtel in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. As of 31 December 2017, it has a population of 4,954 people.

The La Tène municipality is notable as the eponymous site of the Iron Age archaeological La Tène culture.

Geography[change | change source]

It lies about 6 km east of the city of Neuchâtel at the northeastern tip of Lake Neuchâtel close to Biel/Bienne, at the boundary between French- and German-speaking regions, and at a knot of highways.

History[change | change source]

It was created on 1 January 2009, when the former municipalities of Marin-Epagnier and Thielle-Wavre merged to form the new municipality of La Tène.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 14 January 2010