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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