|Alt names||Neuchatel||source: Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 23 April 2003|
|Neuchâtel||source: Family History Library Catalog|
|Neuenburg||source: Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-153|
|Novum Castellum||source: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) VIII, 618|
|Located in||Neuchâtel, Switzerland (900 - )|
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Neuchâtel, "new" + "castle" is the capital of the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel on Lake Neuchâtel.
The city has approximately 32,600 inhabitants (80,000 in the metropolitan area), by and large French-speaking, although the city is sometimes referred to historically by the German name , which has the same meaning, since it originally belonged to the Holy Roman Empire and later Prussia ruled the area until 1848.
Neuchâtel is a pilot of the Council of Europe and the European Commission Intercultural cities programme.