Bern (ceety)

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The ceety o Bern or Berne (German: Bern, pronounced [ˈbɛɐn] ( listen); French: Berne [bɛʁn]; Italian: Berna [ˈbɛrna]; Romansh: Berna [ˈbɛrnə]; Bernese German: Bärn [b̥æːrn]) is the Bundesstadt (federal ceety, de facto caipital) o Swisserland, an, wi (as o December 2012) a population o 131,000, the fowert maist populous ceety in Swisserland.[1] The Bern agglomeration, which includes 43 municipalities,[2] haes a population o 349,000.[3] The metropolitan aurie haed a population o 660,000 in 2000.[1] Bern is an aa the caipital o the Canton o Bern, the seicont maist populous o Swisserland's cantons.

The offeecial leid o Bern is German, but the main spoken leid is the Alemannic dialect cried Bernese German; maist residents o the ceety speak baith. Inglish an French are fairly widely spaken, but tae a lesser extent. In 1983 the historic auld toun in the center o Bern became a UNESCO Warld Heritage Sites, an Bern is ranked amang the warld’s top ten ceeties for the best quality o life.[4]

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