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 (no͞o′shə-tĕl′, nyo͞o′-, nœ-shä-), Lake of
A narrow lake of northwest Switzerland near the French border. It is in a picturesque region with notable vineyards.


(French nøʃɑtɛl)
1. (Placename) a canton in the Jura Mountains of W Switzerland. Capital: Neuchâtel. Pop: 167 000 (2002 est). Area: 798 sq km (308 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a town in W Switzerland, capital of Neuchâtel canton, on Lake Neuchâtel: until 1848 the seat of the last hereditary rulers in Switzerland. Pop: 32 914 (2000)
3. (Placename) Lake Neuchâtel a lake in W Switzerland: the largest lake wholly in Switzerland. Area: 216 sq km (83 sq miles)
German name (for senses 1, 2): Neuenburg


(ˌnu ʃəˈtɛl, ˌnyu-, ˌnœ-)

1. a canton in W Switzerland. 165,258; 309 sq. mi. (800 sq. km).
2. the capital of this canton, on the Lake of Neuchâtel. 32,670.
3. Lake of, a lake in W Switzerland. 85 sq. mi. (220 sq. km). German, Neu•en•burg (ˈnɔɪ ənˌbʊrk)
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