Thun

A Swiss city located in the administrative district of the canton of Bern, with a population of forty-three thousand seven hundred and eighty-three people, and overlooking the Aare River, which flows into Lake Thun, which is an estimated distance of thirty kilometers south of Bern, it is located between the two banks of the river island, and the area of ​​the city is estimated at one Twenty and a half square kilometers, the Swiss franc is the official currency of the city.

The city’s name was derived from the Celtic dunums, meaning the fortified city. The city’s construction dates back to Roman times in 58 BC, and soon became one of the main centers of the Romans, until the Burgundians came and expelled them from it, and the city of Thun became the capital of the canton of Oppland in 1803 AD. Currently, the Swiss People’s Party has become the most popular party in the city, as there are many parties in it, such as the Social Democratic Party, the Democratic Conservative Party, and the Green Party.

population and language

The population of Thun represents 41.1% of the state’s population, and the population growth rate has reached 0.3%. Most of the residents speak German, which is their first language, and the second language is Italian, and some of them speak Albanian and French.

Economy

The city of Thun has many occupations, some of them work in the higher education sector, wholesale sales, car repair, and warehousing, and others work in hotels and restaurants, the information industry, in insurance companies and the financial industries, in addition to their work in the field of health care.

The city of Thun is also famous in the manufacture of engineering machinery, the instrument, and the food industries, as well as the manufacture of weapons, which made it occupy a great economic position in the world.

tourism

The city of Thun has many tourist attractions, such as the castle of Thun, which was established in the twelfth century, and the History Museum, which was divided into many sections in the Middle Ages between armor, weapons and rural life. There is also a town hall in the municipality, which was erected in the sixteenth century, and you can see the Bernese Alps, including the mountain peaks, and the Thun Art Museum.

the climate

The city of Thun is characterized by a cold arctic climate, as the city experiences snow and rain throughout the year, except for February, which is a dry month, in which the rate of rainfall decreases.

Religion

Most of the population of Thun embraces the Christian religion, as 65% of them belong to the Swiss Protestant Church, while 14.5% to Roman Catholicism, and the rest of the population is distributed among the Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church, and some of them are Jews, and a small percentage are Muslims, and there are individuals who belong to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Hinduism. And others are atheists.

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