Muri bei Bern

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Muri bei Bern
Coat of arms of Muri bei Bern
Coat of arms
Muri bei Bern is located in Switzerland
Muri bei Bern
Coordinates: 46°56′N 7°29′E / 46.933°N 7.483°E / 46.933; 7.483Coordinates: 46°56′N 7°29′E / 46.933°N 7.483°E / 46.933; 7.483
Country Switzerland
Canton Berne
District Bern-Mittelland
Government
 • Mayor Hans-Rudolf Saxer FDP
Area[1]
 • Total 7.63 km2 (2.95 sq mi)
Elevation 558 m (1,831 ft)
Population (Dec 2015[2])
 • Total 12,984
 • Density 1,701.7/km2 (4,407.4/sq mi)
Postal code 3074
SFOS number 0356
Surrounded by Allmendingen, Belp, Berne, Kehrsatz, Köniz, Ostermundigen, Stettlen, Vechigen and Worb
Website www.muri-guemligen.ch
SFSO statistics

Muri bei Bern is a township in Switzerland near Bern. In December 2005, it had a population of 12458 people. The township Muri comprised two small towns: Muri and Gümligen

History[change | change source]

Muri has been populated since the time of the Romans, but it has only had the name Muri since 1180. It started as a little township with a little castle and some farmhouses. Between the 13th and 15th century it became a very rich township.

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Geography[change | change source]

In Muri it has two big woods; The Hüendli-Wald and the Dentenberg-Wald. Around the Aare it has also a little woods. All together it has 150 hectares of woods, 190 hectares of grassland and 339 hectares of building land. Also Muri has a total area of 760 hectares.

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