Fribourg / Region - Facts and figures
 

Facts and figures

The Canton of Fribourg counts around 254'000 inhabitants, spread over a territory of 1'671 km2. 63% of Fribourg's population are French speaking and 29% are German speaking. These figures demonstrate the great diversity of our region!

Capital: Fribourg
Official languages: French, German
Date of entry into the Swiss Confederation: 1481

Surface area: 1'671 km2
Population : 254'000 inhabitants (2005)
Density (population): 152 inhabitants per km2 (2005)

Highest point: le Vanil Noir, 2'389 m.
Lowest point: Estavayer-le-Lac, 430 m.

Languages (2000)
French: 63,2%
German: 29,2%
Other languages: 7,6%

Religion (2000)
Roman Catholic: 73,25%
Protestant: 15,85%
No confession: 6,25%
Other: 4,65%

Principal towns Fribourg: 33'640 inhabitants (2005)
Bulle: 12'553 inhabitants (2004)
Villars-sur-Glâne: 10'001 inhabitants (2005)
Marly: 7'592 inhabitants (2004)
Düdingen / Guin: 7'100 inhabitants (2004)
Murten / Morat: 5'651 inhabitants (2004)
Wünnewil-Flamatt: 5'044 inhabitants (2004)
Estavayer-le-Lac: 4'656 inhabitants (2003)


Sources

www.wikipedia.org
www.fr.ch
statistique.admin.ch

 

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