Canton of Jura

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The Republic and Canton of the Jura (République et canton du Jura), also known as the canton of Jura or canton Jura, is the newest (founded in 1979) of the 26 Swiss cantons, located in the northwestern part of Switzerland.wikipedia
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Cantons of Switzerland

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The Republic and Canton of the Jura (République et canton du Jura), also known as the canton of Jura or canton Jura, is the newest (founded in 1979) of the 26 Swiss cantons, located in the northwestern part of Switzerland.
From 1833, there were 25 cantons, increasing to 26 after the secession of the canton of Jura from Bern in 1979.

Delémont

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The capital is Delémont. Delémont (, Delsberg) - capital: Delémont
Delémont (, Delsberg) is the capital of the Swiss canton of Jura.

Canton of Bern

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It shares borders with the canton of Basel-Landschaft, the canton of Bern, the canton of Neuchatel, the canton of Solothurn, and the French régions of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and Grand Est.
Located in west-central Switzerland, it borders the canton of Jura and the canton of Solothurn to the north.

Canton of Solothurn

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It shares borders with the canton of Basel-Landschaft, the canton of Bern, the canton of Neuchatel, the canton of Solothurn, and the French régions of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and Grand Est.
To the west and south lie the cantons of Jura and Bern, to the east is Aargau.

French language

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The Jura was French-speaking and Roman Catholic, whereas the canton of Bern was mostly German-speaking and Protestant.
It is spoken as a first language (in descending order of the number of speakers) in France, Canadian provinces of Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick as well as other Francophone regions, Belgium (Wallonia and the Brussels-Capital Region), western Switzerland (cantons of Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Jura, Neuchâtel, Vaud, Valais), Monaco, parts of the United States (Louisiana, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont), partly in Luxembourg and in northern Italy (region of Aosta Valley), and by various communities elsewhere.

Bernese Jura

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The area is now known as Bernese Jura.
Of the remaining four, three seceded as the canton of Jura in 1979, while the fourth, the Laufen district, joined the canton of Basel-Landschaft in 1994.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Basel

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The King of Burgundy donated much of the land that today makes up canton Jura to the Bishop of Basel in 999.
Today the diocese of Basel includes the Swiss cantons of Aargau, Basel-Country, Basel-City, Berne, Jura, Lucerne, Schaffhausen, Solothurn, Thurgau, and Zug.

Canton of Geneva

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Other cantons in Switzerland using the title "Republic and Canton" are Ticino, the canton of Geneva, and the canton of Neuchâtel.
As is the case in several other Swiss cantons (canton of Ticino, canton of Neuchâtel, and canton of Jura), this canton is referred to as a republic within the Swiss Confederation.

Jurassic separatism

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After World War II, a separatist movement campaigned for a secession of Jura from the canton of Bern.
The "Jurassic question" (question jurassienne; Jurafrage) is the question of secession of the Jura region from Berne, implemented partially as three of seven districts formed the Canton of Jura in 1979, while the remaining four opted to remain with Berne.

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The Republic and Canton of the Jura (République et canton du Jura), also known as the canton of Jura or canton Jura, is the newest (founded in 1979) of the 26 Swiss cantons, located in the northwestern part of Switzerland. Other cantons in Switzerland using the title "Republic and Canton" are Ticino, the canton of Geneva, and the canton of Neuchâtel.
In 1979 areas from the canton of Bern attained independence from the Bernese, forming the new canton of Jura.

Ajoie

Elsgau
The districts of Ajoie and Franches-Montagnes lie in this region.
The Ajoie (Elsgau, Franc-Comtois: Aidjoue) is an historic region roughly coinciding with Porrentruy District in the canton of Jura in northwestern Switzerland.

Jura Mountains

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It consists of parts of the Jura mountains in the south and the Jura plateau in the north.
The mountain range gives its name to the French department of Jura, the Swiss Canton of Jura, the Jurassic period of the geologic timescale, and the Montes Jura of the Moon.

Canton of Basel-Landschaft

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It shares borders with the canton of Basel-Landschaft, the canton of Bern, the canton of Neuchatel, the canton of Solothurn, and the French régions of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and Grand Est.
It shares borders with the Swiss cantons of Basel-Stadt, Solothurn, Jura and Aargau, and with the French région of Grand Est and the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

Delémont District

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Delémont (, Delsberg) - capital: Delémont
Delémont District (Delsberg) is one of the three districts of the canton of Jura, Switzerland.

Porrentruy District

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Porrentruy (, Pruntrut) - capital: Porrentruy
Porrentruy District (Pruntrut) is one of the three districts of the canton of Jura, Switzerland.

Porrentruy

Pruntrut
Porrentruy (, Pruntrut) - capital: Porrentruy
Porrentruy (, Pruntrut) is a Swiss municipality and seat of the district of the same name located in the canton of Jura.

Franches-Montagnes District

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The districts of Ajoie and Franches-Montagnes lie in this region. Franches-Montagnes (, Freiberge) - capital: Saignelégier
Franches-Montagnes District (Freiberge, District des Franches-Montagnes, Franc-Comtois: Dichtrict des Fraintches-Montaignes) is one of the three districts of the canton of Jura, Switzerland.

Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

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It shares borders with the canton of Basel-Landschaft, the canton of Bern, the canton of Neuchatel, the canton of Solothurn, and the French régions of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and Grand Est.
The region borders Grand Est to the north, Île-de-France to the northwest, Centre-Val de Loire to the west, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes to the south and Switzerland (the cantons of Vaud, Neuchâtel and Jura) to the east.

Saignelégier

Franches-Montagnes (, Freiberge) - capital: Saignelégier
Saignelégier is a municipality in the canton of Jura in Switzerland.

Municipalities of the canton of Jura

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There are 64 municipalities in the canton.
The following are the 53 municipalities of the canton of Jura, as of 2018.

Doubs

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The rivers Doubs and the Birs drain the lands.
Doubs is part of the current region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and is surrounded by the French departments of Jura, Haute-Saône, and Territoire de Belfort, and the Swiss cantons of Vaud, Neuchâtel, and Jura.

Ederswiler

Just one municipality is German-speaking: Ederswiler.
Ederswiler is a municipality in the district of Delémont in the canton of Jura in Switzerland.

Boncourt, Switzerland

Boncourt Boncourt
Boncourt is a municipality in the district of Porrentruy in the canton of Jura in Switzerland.

Parliament of Jura

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The Parliament of Jura (Parlement du Jura) is the legislature of the canton of Jura, in Switzerland.

Christian Social Party (Switzerland)

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On a cantonal level, the CSP has many elected members, mainly in the Roman Catholic cantons of Valais, Fribourg, Obwalden and Jura.