Grenchen facts for kids
|• Total||26.01 km2 (10.04 sq mi)|
|Elevation||451 m (1,480 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2015 )|
|• Density||643.64/km2 (1,667.0/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Arch (BE), Bettlach, Büren an der Aare (BE), Court (BE), Lengnau (BE), Romont (BE), Rüti bei Büren (BE), Selzach|
|Twin towns||Neckarsulm (Germany), Sélestat (France)|
With a population of around 16,000 people, it is one of the largest municipalities in the canton of Solothurn.
In the year 1000, a castle was built in Grenchen and was lived in for a few hundred years, but the name Grenchen was not first used until 1131. Its name comes from the Gallo-Romanic word graneca, which means by the grainery.
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