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Muri bei Bern
|Muri bei Bern|
|Population||12,334 (as of 2005)|
|Area||7.6 km2 (2.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||558 m (1,831 ft)|
|Mayor||Hans-Rudolf Saxer FDP|
|Surrounded by||Allmendingen, Belp, Berne, Kehrsatz, Köniz, Ostermundigen, Stettlen, Vechigen and Worb|
Muri has been populated since the time of the Romans, but it has only had the name Muri since 1180. It started as a little township with a little castle and some farmhouses. Between the 13th and 15th century it became a very rich township.
Places of interest
- The Aare flows through Muri
- The castle of Muri
- The Villa Mettlen (a villa that is build from a rich man and now it is a music school)
- The church Muri
- The Auguetbrücke (an old bridge over the Aare)
In Muri it has two big woods; The Hüendli-Wald and the Dentenberg-Wald. Around the Aare it has also a little woods. All together it has 150 hectares of woods, 190 hectares of grassland and 339 hectares of building land. Also Muri has a total area of 760 hectares.