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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Geneva, La Chaux de Fonds, Le Lode, Fleurier, the Joux Valley in Vaud and Biel, in canton Berne had all become major production centres with hundreds of factories, big and diversified or small and specialised employing generations of patient, skilled watchmakers and designers for whom quality had become a way of life, living daily the marvellous adventure of mankind and the measurement of time.