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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1 Some numbers
2 History
3 Education
4 External link

Some numbers

  • 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.


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

External link