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Val-de-Travers District is a district in the canton of Neuchâtel, in Switzerland. It is famous for its clock industry. It is also famous for being the historical birthplace of absinthe which is now once again being distilled in the region. La Clandestine Absinthe was one of the first new local brands to emerge officially in 2005 and claims that the micro-climate is a key factor in the quality of its ingredients. The Canton is largely rural and farming remains important, but it also had significant industry from the 17th century due to the hydro-power available at St Sulpice, and Asphalt was mined from 1711 to 1986 at Travers.It has a population of.MunicipalitiesFollowing the creation of Val-de-Travers in 2009, three municipalities make up the district:Merger On 1 January 2009, the former municipalities of Boveresse, Buttes, Couvet, Fleurier, Les Bayards, Môtiers, Noiraigue, Saint-Sulpice and Travers merged to form Val-de-Travers.DemographicsVal-de-Travers has a population of.Most of the population speaks French (10,858 or 89.2%) as their first language, German is the second most common (354 or 2.9%) and Italian is the third (337 or 2.8%). There are 7 people who speak Romansh.Val-de-Travers is in Canton of Neuchatel. Take a peek at our international travel planner: Val-de-Travers and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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