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Clavaleyres
Coat of arms of Clavaleyres
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Country Switzerland
Canton Berne
District Bern-Mittelland
Area
 • Total 1.01 km2 (0.39 sq mi)
Elevation
454 m (1,490 ft)
Population
 (Dec 2015 )
 • Total 49
 • Density 48.5/km2 (125.7/sq mi)
Postal code
1595
Surrounded by Courgevaux (FR), Faoug (VD), Villarepos (FR)

Clavaleyres is a municipality in the administrative district of Bern-Mittelland in the canton of Berne in Switzerland.

Finds of bronze rings imply a settlement in the area during the La Tène era. During the Roman Empire the area was an estate which supplied the nearby city of Aventicum. In the Middle Ages, Clavaleyres was under the lordship of the Münchenwiler Priory.

In 1527 the town was acquired by Bern. From 1798 to 1807, the town belonged to the canton of Fribourg, before it was finally returned to the canton of Bern.[3] There have been various attempts to merge the municipality with Münchenwiler, another exclave of the canton of Bern in the nearby area. The proposals have failed because of the opposition of the inhabitants.

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