Lyss

city and municipality in the canton of Bern, Switzerland

Lyss is a municipality in the administrative district of Seeland in the Canton of Berne in Switzerland. It has a population of 11,000 people. About 84% of these people are Swiss German. Politically, Lyss can be called a city. The name "Lyss" comes from the local river Lyssbach.

Lyss
Winter in Lyss
Winter in Lyss
Coat of arms of Lyss
Coat of arms
Location of Lyss
Lyss is located in Switzerland
Lyss
Lyss
Lyss is located in Canton of Bern
Lyss
Lyss
Coordinates: 47°4′N 7°18′E / 47.067°N 7.300°E / 47.067; 7.300Coordinates: 47°4′N 7°18′E / 47.067°N 7.300°E / 47.067; 7.300
CountrySwitzerland
CantonBern
DistrictSeeland
Government
 • ExecutiveGemeinderat
with 5 members
 • MayorGemeindepräsident
Andreas Hegg FDP/PRD
(as of March 2014)
 • ParliamentGrosser Gemeinderat
with 40 members
Area
 • Total14.82 km2 (5.72 sq mi)
Elevation
444 m (1,457 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[2]
 • Total15,279
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
3250
SFOS number0306
Surrounded byAarberg, Büetigen, Busswil bei Büren, Diessbach bei Büren, Grossaffoltern, Kappelen, Seedorf, Worben
Twin townsMonopoli (Italy)
Websitewww.lyss.ch
SFSO statistics

On 1 January 2011, the old municipality of Busswil bei Büren was combined with Lyss.[3]

Lyss train station

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. "Ständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Staatsangehörigkeitskategorie Geschlecht und Gemeinde; Provisorische Jahresergebnisse; 2018". Federal Statistical Office. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  3. Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 19 July 2011

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