Place:Fribourg, Switzerland

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NameFribourg
Alt namesCanton of Fribourg
Freiburgsource: Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-90
Friborgosource: Family History Library Catalog
Fribourgsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Fribourg cantonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCanton
Coordinates46.833°N 7.167°E
Located inSwitzerland     (1481 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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The Canton of Fribourg is a canton of Switzerland. It is located in the west of the country. The capital of the canton is Fribourg. The name Fribourg is French, whereas is the German name for both the canton and the town.

History

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On the shores of Lake Neuchâtel and Lake Morat significant traces of prehistoric settlements have been unearthed.

The canton of Fribourg joined the Swiss Confederation in 1481. The area is made up of lands acquired by the capital Fribourg. The present extent was reached in 1803 when Murten (Morat) was acquired. The canton of Fribourg joined the separatist league of Catholic cantons in 1846 (Sonderbund). The following year, its troops surrendered to the federal army.

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