municipality in Switzerland
Grenchen (French: Granges) is a municipality in the district Lebern in the canton of Solothurn in Switzerland.
|Coordinates: 47°11′27.5″N 7°23′47.4″E / 47.190972°N 7.396500°E|
|• Mayor||François Scheidegger|
|• Total||26.01 km2 (10.04 sq mi)|
(December 5, 2000)
|• Density||612.8/km2 (1,587/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
With a population of around 16,000 people, it is one of the largest municipalities in the canton of Solothurn.
In the year 1000, a castle was built in Grenchen and was lived in for a few hundred years, but the name Grenchen was not first used until 1131. Its name comes from the Gallo-Romanic word graneca, which means by the grainery.
Media related to Grenchen at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in German)