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Marin-Epagnier
Coat of arms of Marin-Epagnier
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Neuchâtel
District Neuchâtel
Area
 • Total 3.26 km2 (1.26 sq mi)
Elevation
450 m (1,480 ft)
Population
 • Total 4,087
 • Density 1,253.7/km2 (3,247/sq mi)
Postal code
2074
Surrounded by Cudrefin (VD), Gampelen (BE), Ins (BE), Saint-Blaise, Thielle-Wavre

Marin-Epagnier is a former municipality in the district of Neuchâtel in the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel. In 1888, the formerly independent municipality merged with Epagnier and Marin to form Marin-Epagnier. On 1 January 2009, the former municipalities of Marin-Epagnier and Thielle-Wavre joined together and became the new municipality of La Tène.

It lies at the northeastern tip of Lake Neuchâtel close to Biel, at the boundary between French- and German-speaking regions, and at a knot of highways.

The Iron Age archaeological site of La Tène is within Marin-Epagnier's communal boundaries. (See also La Tène culture.) La Tène is a village at the eastern end of the Lake Neuchâtel (Lac de Neuchâtel), a lake in Switzerland. La Tène has a sandy beach, unique in Switzerland.

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