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Fribourg (in French: Fribourg, German: Freiburg im Uechtland) is the capital of the Swiss canton Fribourg[?] on the Saane or Sarine river[?].

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  • Surface: 928,01 ha
  • Height: mean height 610 m; the highest point is the Schönberg (702 m)
  • Population 31.700 inhabitants (2000)
  • Languages: French (ca. 21.240 inhabitants) and German (ca. 8.288 inhabitants)


The town was founded in 1157 by Berchtold IV von Zähringen. It is a member of the Swiss Confederation since 1481.


Schools and the University are bilingual French and German. It is possible to follow schools in either language at any level.


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