Bezirk See / District du Lac
District du Lac
|o Total||142.1 km2 (54.9 sq mi)|
(31 December 2019)
|o Density||260/km2 (680/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
See or Lac District (German: Seebezirk, French: District du Lac) is one of the seven districts of the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. Lying to the north of the canton, the district is bilingual (French/German). Its territory enclaves the two Bernese municipalities of Münchenwiler and Clavaleyres, while its own village of Wallenbuch (now part of Gurmels) is exclaved within Bern. It has a population of 37,227 (as of 31 December 2019).
See/Lac consists of the following seventeen municipalities:
|Coat of Arms||Municipality||Population
(31 December 2019)
|Area in km²|
|Ried bei Kerzers (Essert)||1,160||7.55|
See/Lac has a population (as of December 2019. Two thirds of the population (as of 2000 ) speak German (67.1%) as their first language, French is the second most common (24.9%), there are (1.1%) who speak Italian and (0.1%) who speak Romansh.) of 37,227.
As of 2008 Of the population in the district, 12,800 or about 28.6% were born in See and lived there in 2000. There were 8,936 or 20.0% who were born in the same canton, while 13,299 or 29.8% were born somewhere else in Switzerland, and 8,415 or 18.8% were born outside of Switzerland., the population was 49.9% male and 50.1% female. The population was made up of 13,164 Swiss men (40.6% of the population) and 3,028 (9.3%) non-Swiss men. There were 13,623 Swiss women (42.0%) and 2,613 (8.1%) non-Swiss women.
As of 2000, there were 19,076 people who were single and never married in the district. There were 21,312 married individuals, 2,098 widows or widowers and 2,203 individuals who are divorced.
There were 5,569 households that consist of only one person and 1,466 households with five or more people.
The historical population is given in the following chart:
The SVP received about the same percentage of the vote as they did in the 2007 Federal election (28.4% in 2007 vs 24.4% in 2011). The SPS moved from third in 2007 (with 17.9%) to second in 2011, the FDP moved from second in 2007 (with 18.8%) to third and the CVP retained about the same popularity (16.4% in 2007). A total of 10,869 votes were cast in this election, of which 138 or 1.3% were invalid.
From the 2000 censusRoman Catholic, while 9,847 or 22.0% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there were 920 members of an Orthodox church (or about 2.06% of the population), there were 23 individuals (or about 0.05% of the population) who belonged to the Christian Catholic Church, and there were 1,477 individuals (or about 3.31% of the population) who belonged to another Christian church. There were 15 individuals (or about 0.03% of the population) who were Jewish, and 1,936 (or about 4.33% of the population) who were Islamic. There were 311 individuals who were Buddhist, 161 individuals who were Hindu and 30 individuals who belonged to another church. 2,986 (or about 6.68% of the population) belonged to no church, are agnostic or atheist, and 1,260 individuals (or about 2.82% of the population) did not answer the question., 26,439 or 59.2% were
In See about 16,916 or (37.9%) of the population have completed non-mandatory upper secondary education, and 5,390 or (12.1%) have completed additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule). Of the 5,390 who completed tertiary schooling, 67.6% were Swiss men, 18.9% were Swiss women, 8.7% were non-Swiss men and 4.9% were non-Swiss women.
The Canton of Fribourg school system provides one year of non-obligatory Kindergarten, followed by six years of Primary school. This is followed by three years of obligatory lower Secondary school where the students are separated according to ability and aptitude. Following the lower Secondary students may attend a three or four year optional upper Secondary school. The upper Secondary school is divided into collège (university preparatory) and vocational programmes. After they finish the upper Secondary programme, students may choose to attend a Tertiary school or continue their apprenticeship.
During the 2010-11 school year, there were a total of 4,148 students attending 222 classes in See. A total of 5,462 students from the district attended any school, either in the district or outside of it. There were 34 kindergarten classes with a total of 655 students in the district. The district had 116 primary classes and 2,299 students. During the same year, there were 63 lower secondary classes with a total of 1,114 students. There were 2 upper Secondary classes, with 35 upper Secondary students. The district had 4 special Tertiary classes, with 45 specialized Tertiary students.