Discover with Timothy Tye
Delémont, Switzerland

Start here
Look for Property in Penang

Delémont, SwitzerlandDelémont, Switzerland
photo source
authorshipAdrian Michael
photo licensing

Delémont 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, DelémontChurch of St Marcel, Delémont
photo source
photo licensing

Visiting Delémont

You can take a train from Basel to reach Delémont.

Sights & Attractions in Delémont

  1. Musée Jurassien d'Art et d'Histoire
    Museum displaying artifacts from prehistoric times to the 18th century.

Add your business/shop to my site

How would you like to have your business or shop added to this website, so that would-be customers can easily find you? This website provides place information of the whole world, with special emphasis on Malaysia and Singapore.

If you has a shop or business anywhere in Malaysia or Singapore, with a physical location, you may have your shop listed on one of the pages of this site. For example, a shop in Cheras will be placed on the Cheras page, another in Kota Bharu is listed in the Kota Bharu page, and so on. You only need to pay a one-time fee, and your shop will be listed for you for as long as this site is still running. There are different placement plans available. To find out more, CONTACT ME

Going somewhere?

If you're travelling somewhere, look for accommodation using the Search Hotel engine below. It helps you find the online booking site that offers the best rates for the room you want.

Going somewhere by express bus in Malaysia/Singapore?

Book your bus ticket online right here. It is easy, safe and fast!.

Book your hotel room here

If you're traveling somewhere soon, book your hotel room online with Agoda. Agoda offers the best prices on 2,000,000+ properties worldwide. Click here to find the room you want.

Looking for a book? Get it from Book Depository with free delivery worldwide!

I have just discovered Book Depository, a subsidiary of, and I love it. This is where you can buy books and have them sent to you. But unlike Amazon, when you purchase using Book Depository, you enjoy free delivery worldwide. Give it a try today!

 Latest pages in Discover with Timothy Tye

 Vital Links

Hire a car | Our Recipes | Facebook Posts | Just Curious | Not In The Dictionary | Our Flowering Garden

My YouTube Videos

Timothy Tye YouTube Channel

Check out my YouTube Channel and don't forget to subscribe!

 Discover the World

About Timothy Tye

Welcome to my website, Discover with Timothy Tye. I started it in 2003 to freely share information about places. Today it has close to thirty thousand pages. I have been writing this website full time since 1 November 2007, and continue to do so as a means to satisfy my curiosity about the world around me. I am happy if the information I have assembled is useful to you. Please follow me on Facebook!

As a Christian, I hope that through this website, I am able to deliver God's Good News to those who need it all over the world. If you wish to contact me, please submit the contact form. Thanks again, don't forget to follow me on Facebook!

 Malaysia Travel Tips!

My Malaysia Travel Tips has useful information on every state in Malaysia (Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor, Terengganu) and every major city and destination (Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Ipoh, Langkawi, Cameron Highlands, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Alor Setar, Seremban, Petaling Jaya, Putrajaya, Kota Bharu, Kuala Terengganu, Taiping) and hundreds of smaller towns.

 Singapore Travel Tips!

In addition to covering Malaysia, I have created the travel tips for Singapore. Please visit my Singapore Travel Tips for browse through the pages there.


This website is hosted on Bluehost, one of the biggest web hosting companies in the world.

Copyright © 2003-2019 Timothy Tye. All Rights Reserved.