This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Biel/Bienne district (Bern canton, Switzerland)

Last modified: 2024-03-16 by martin karner
Keywords: switzerland | bern | canton | biel/bienne |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors

[Flag of Biel/Bienne district] image by Pascal Gross

Gules two Axes Or bladed Argent in saltire.
Zeljko Heimer, 21 December 2001

Biel/Bienne is totally bilingual French/German hence the two different names quite always associated. Everything in the city is written in both languages, from streets to shops. This bilingualism seems to date back to the Middle Ages, this characteristic having been revived by the arrival of many people coming from Jura to work in the horological industry during the 19th century.
Pascal Gross, 20 December 2001

See also:

Biel/Bienne district