Meinisberg

Meinisberg
Meinisberg municipal administration building
Meinisberg municipal administration building
Coat of arms of Meinisberg
Coat of arms
Meinisberg is located in Switzerland
Meinisberg
Meinisberg
Location of Meinisberg
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Meinisberg is located in Canton of Bern
Meinisberg
Meinisberg
Meinisberg (Canton of Bern)
Coordinates: 47°10′N 7°21′E / 47°10′N 7°21′E / 47.167; 7.350
CountrySwitzerland
CantonBern
DistrictBiel/Bienne
Area[1]
 • Total4.4 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
Elevation445 m (1,460 ft)
Population (Dec 2016[2])
 • Total1,311
 • Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Postal code2554
SFOS number0390
Surrounded byBüren an der Aare, Lengnau, Pieterlen, Safnern
Websitewww.meinisberg.ch
SFSO statistics

Meinisberg is a municipality in the Biel/Bienne administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.

History

Meinisberg is first mentioned in 1332 as Meynesberg. The municipality was formerly known by its French name Montmenil, however, that name is no longer used.[3]

The area has been settled since the Mesolithic and Neolithic ages, as finds near the Scheidwegen section of Meinisberg indicate.[3] La Tène and Roman artifacts have been found near the Steinen section and a High Middle Ages wooden castle was found near Reibenwald. From the Late Middle Ages Meinisberg was ruled from Pieterlen which was under the authority of the Prince-Bishop of Basel. In 1816, it came under the authority of Bern and in 1833 became an independent community. At this time it was still part of the parish of Pieterlen. When the Nidau-Büren canal was built (1865–75), the Aare River now ran past Meinisberg. The community grew due to its location on the edge of the Naturschutzgebiets Häftli (Natural Park) and ease of reaching Biel/Bienne from Meinisberg.[3]

Other Languages
Alemannisch: Meinisberg
Чӑвашла: Майнисберг
Deutsch: Meinisberg
español: Meinisberg
Esperanto: Meinisberg
euskara: Meinisberg
français: Meinisberg
italiano: Meinisberg
қазақша: Майнисберг
lumbaart: Meinisberg
Bahasa Melayu: Meinisberg
Nederlands: Meinisberg
norsk nynorsk: Meinisberg
русский: Майнисберг
shqip: Meinisberg
Simple English: Meinisberg
svenska: Meinisberg
Volapük: Meinisberg
Winaray: Meinisberg