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Köniz
Coat of arms of Köniz
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Berne
District Bern-Mittelland
Area
 • Total 51.01 km2 (19.70 sq mi)
Elevation 572 m (1,877 ft)
Population (Dec 2015 )
 • Total 40,214
 • Density 788.36/km2 (2,041.83/sq mi)
Postal code 3098 Köniz
3097 Liebefeld
3095 Spiegel (Köniz)
3084 Wabern
3145 Nieder-/Oberscherli
3144 Gasel BE
3172 Niederwangen (Köniz)
3173 Oberwangen im Wangental
3174 Thörishaus Dorf
Localities Köniz, Gasel, Halen, Herzwil, Liebefeld, Liebewil, Mengestorf, Mittelhäusern, Moos (Köniz), Niederscherli, Niederwangen (Köniz), Oberried (Köniz), Oberscherli, Oberwangen im Wangental, Ried (Köniz), Schlatt (Köniz), Schliern, Schwanden (Köniz), Spiegel (Köniz), Thörishaus, Ulmiz (Köniz), Wabern bei Bern
Surrounded by Bern, Kehrsatz, Muri bei Bern, Neuenegg, Oberbalm, Ueberstorf (FR), Wahlern, Wald
Twin towns Prijepolje (Serbia), Blatten (Switzerland)

Köniz (ˈkøːnɪt͡s) is a city in the administrative district of Bern-Mittelland in the canton of Berne in Switzerland. With a population of 38,793 inhabitants (2008), the municipality is one of the 15 most populous cities in Switzerland.

The official language of Köniz is (the Swiss variety of Standard) German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemmanic Swiss German dialect.

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