|District du Val-de-Travers|
|Canton :||Neuchâtel (NE)|
|Main town :||Môtiers|
|Area :||166.44 km²|
|Residents:||11,898 (December 31, 2017)|
|Population density :||71 inhabitants per km²|
The District du Val-de-Travers was a district of the Canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland until December 31, 2017 . The district is made up of the Val de Travers , through which the Areuse flows, the Vallon des Verrières and the surrounding Jura hills.
The following communities belonged to the district (as of January 1, 2016) :
|coat of arms||Name of the parish||Population
(December 31, 2017)
The valley is particularly famous for its absinthe production, which was illegal from 1910 until the ban was lifted in 2005. Other branches of industry located in Val-de-Travers include chocolate and watch manufacturing . The La Presta asphalt mines were in operation from 1712 to 1986 and can now be visited as part of a museum.
On April 3, 2007, the municipal parliaments of all the municipalities in the district unanimously decided to merge the eleven municipalities of the Val-de-Travers district. The proposal for the merger was submitted to the voters on June 17, 2007. However, since the voters of the municipalities of Les Verrières and La Côte-aux-Fées have spoken out against the merger, the merger could not take place for the time being. The approving municipalities worked out a new project, which was approved on February 23, 2008 by the voters of the canton of Neuchâtel. On January 1, 2009, the new municipality of Val-de-Travers was founded from 9 municipalities .
Through December 31, 2008, the borough's common landscape was as follows:
|Name of the parish||Population
(December 31, 2007)
Changes in the community
- 2009: Fusion Boveresse , Buttes , Couvet , Fleurier , Les Bayards , Môtiers , Noiraigue and Travers → Val-de-Travers