Subdivisions of the canton of Bern

Summary

On 1 January 2010, the 26 districts (German: Amtsbezirke, French: districts) were combined into 10 new precincts (German: Verwaltungskreise, French: arrondissement administratif):[1]

They are grouped into five regions (German: Verwaltungsregionen).

The existence of the 26 districts remains through the laws and Constitution of the Canton of Berne (Art.3 al.2 Cst) and coexists with the new 10 precincts (German: Verwaltungskreise, French: arrondissement administratif).

As of 2022 there were 338 municipalities of the canton of Bern.

Precincts 2010Edit

 
Districts of the canton of Bern
New district (Verwaltungskreis) Capital Region Former district(s) (Amtsbezirk)
Bern-Mittelland Ostermundigen Bern-Mittelland Bern, Fraubrunnen, Konolfingen, Laupen, Schwarzenburg and Seftigen
Biel/Bienne Biel/Bienne Seeland Biel and about half of Nidau
Emmental Langnau im Emmental Emmental-Oberaargau Burgdorf, Signau and Trachselwald
Frutigen-Niedersimmental Frutigen Bernese Oberland Frutigen and Niedersimmental
Interlaken-Oberhasli Interlaken Bernese Oberland Interlaken and Oberhasli
Jura bernois Courtelary Jura Bernois Region Courtelary, Moutier and La Neuveville
Oberaargau Wangen an der Aare Emmental-Oberaargau Aarwangen and Wangen
Obersimmental-Saanen Saanen Bernese Oberland Obersimmental and Saanen
Seeland Aarberg Seeland Aarberg, Büren, Erlach and about half of Nidau
Thun Thun Bernese Oberland Thun

DistrictsEdit

 
Districts of the canton of Bern

The canton of Bern is also subdivided into 26 districts (German: Amtsbezirke; French: districts), which have no more administrative or political significance since the introduction of the new larger administrative subdivisions listed above.

The districts are:

Maps 1978 - 2010Edit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz, Mutationsmeldungen 2009 / Répertoire officiel des communes de Suisse, Mutations 2009 / Elenco ufficiale dei Comuni della Svizzera, Mutazione 2009 (PDF) (Report). Federal Statistical Office. 2009. nden. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 November 2010. Retrieved 6 March 2010.