La Tène

municipality in the canton of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

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.

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

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

GeographyEdit

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.

HistoryEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

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