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Coordinates: 47°01′N 7°01′E

Marin-Epagnier
Coat of Arms of Marin-Epagnier
Country Switzerland
Canton Neuchâtel
District Neuchâtel
Coordinates47°01′N 7°01′E
Population 4087   (as of December 2007)
Area 3.26 km2 (1.26 sq mi)
Elevation450 m (1,480 ft)
Postal code 2074
SFOS number6457
Surrounded by
(view map)
Cudrefin (VD), Gampelen (BE), Ins (BE), Saint-Blaise, Thielle-Wavre
Websitewww.commune-la-tene.ch

Marin-Epagnier is a former municipality in the district of Neuchâtel in the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel. In 1888, the formerly independent municipality merged with Epagnier and Marin to form Marin-Epagnier. On 1 January 2009, the former municipalities of Marin-Epagnier and Thielle-Wavre joined together and became the new municipality of La Tène.[1]

It lies at the northeastern tip of Lake Neuchâtel close to Biel, at the boundary between French- and German-speaking regions, and at a knot of highways.

The Iron Age archaeological site of La Tène is within Marin-Epagnier's communal boundaries. (See also La Tène culture.) La Tène is a village at the eastern end of the Lake Neuchâtel (Lac de Neuchâtel), a lake in Switzerland. La Tène has a sandy beach, unique in Switzerland.

References

  1. Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 14 January 2010

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