The city of Bern or Berne (German: Bern, pronounced [bɛrn] ( ); French: Berne [bɛʁn]; Italian: Berna [ˈbɛrna]; Romansh: Berna [ˈbɛrnə]; Berndeutsch/Bärndütsch (Bernese German): Bärn [b̥æːrn]) is the Bundesstadt (federal city, de facto capital) of Switzerland, and, with a population of 137,980 (end of 2013), is the fourth most populous city in Switzerland. The Bern agglomeration, which includes 36 municipalities, has a population of 328,616 in 2000. The metropolitan area had a population of 660,000 in 2000. Bern is also the capital of the Canton of Bern, the second most populous of Switzerland's cantons.
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