is the capital of Jura canton in northwestern Switzerland. Straddling the river Sorne, it covers 22.03 sq km (8.51 sq mi), 30 km to the southwest of Basel, and has a population of 11,600 (2011 estimate).
Delémont has a well-preserved Old Town with cobblesotne streets and historical buildings. Most of the people here speak French (84.3%). Roman Catholic is the main faith in Delémont, observed by 70% of the population, followed by Lutheran (13%).
The area around Delémont has been inhabited since the Bronze Age. The Romans later established a settlement here. The first time Delémont was mentioned in history was in AD 737. The town served as the summer residence of the prince-bishops of Basel from 1212 until 1792. It was conquered by French Revolutionary troops in 1793. After the defeat of Napoleon, it was incorporated into Bern canton.
Today Delémont has become a domestic tourist destination owing to its charming Old Town and its many historic sites. Among them includes the Catholic church of Saint-Marcel, built in a combination of Baroque and Classical styles between 1762 and 67. Its town hall, the Hôtel de Ville, was also built in the 18th century, as is ithe Episcopal Palace.
Church of St Marcel, Delémonthttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Del%C3%A9mont_Eglise_Saint-Marcel.jpg
You can take a train from Basel to reach Delémont.
Sights & Attractions in Delémont
- Musée Jurassien d'Art et d'Histoire
Museum displaying artifacts from prehistoric times to the 18th century.
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