Difficult birth of a canton
More than four out of five of Swiss voters backed the creation of canton Jura on September 24, 1978. The ballot came after decades of controversy and militant activity in northwestern Switzerland. Jura split from Bern and became the youngest of the 26 Swiss cantons.
This content was published on November 6, 2013
You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us!
If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.