The Canton of Bern is located in western Switzerland, and its capital is the City of Bern. The canton covers a surface of 5,959.24 km² and has a population of 992,363 (status: December 2011; wikipedia.org).
Capital: City of Bern
In addition to Zurich, Geneva and Basel, Bern is among the largest municipalities in Switzerland with 137,937 inhabitants, and it spreads over a surface of 51.60 km² (status: March 2013; wikipedia.org). Bern is also the capital of the country (seat of the Federal Administration) and the centre of the Bern-Midlands economic region (wikipedia.org).