La Chaux-de-Fonds

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Chaux-de-Fonds, La

(lä shō-də-fôN`), city (1990 pop. 36,894), Neuchâtel canton, NW Switzerland, in the Jura Mts., near the French border. It is one of the largest watch-manufacturing centers in Switzerland.

La Chaux-de-Fonds


a city in western Switzerland, in Neuchâtel Canton, in the valley of the Jura Mountains (at an altitude of 994 m). Population, 42,300 (1970); railroad junction. Since the 18th century the city has been the center of watchmaking; it has technical schools to train watchmakers. La Chaux-de-Fonds is the site of a conservatory. There is also tourist industry.

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After a lunch hosted by the President of the Confederation, the diplomats visited the clock-manufacturing city of La Chaux de Fonds.
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Ebel was founded in 1911 in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland.
Born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret- Gris, in the watch-making town of La Chaux de Fonds, the "godfather of modern architecture" was sent to a school of applied arts to learn the local industry, but instead became fascinated by the structure of buildings.
1961-62 (Cup Winners' Cup 1st round): Leixoes (Portugal) beat Chaux de Fonds (Luxembourg) 7-6 on agg (lost 2-6 away, won 5-0 home).
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La bandera suiza del logotipo del Corvette recuerda la herencia europea del cofundador, Louis Chevrolet, hijo de un fabricante de relojes, quien nacio en La Chaux de Fonds, en la cordillera Jura de Suiza, en 1878.
Le Corbusier born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland, in 1887, was one of the most influential and controversial architects of the 20th century.
Having reached the semi-finals of the US Open in September, he claimed the Swiss International title in la Chaux de Fonds after beating fellow Englishman Andrew South.
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