Delemont is the capital of the Swiss canton of Jura. The city has approximately 12,000 inhabitants as of 2013.
The area of the municipality was already settled in the middle Bronze Age. Fifteen urn burials have been discovered in the municipality. There were late Bronze Age settlements south and west of the modern city. Several Iron Age buildings have been discovered south of town. There is also evidence of a Roman settlement, including a Gallo-Roman mausoleum and a small cache of coins. One or possibly several villas in the area may indicate the existence of a vicus near the town.
During the Counter-Reformation a monastery of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin and an Ursuline convent were established, which remained until 1793. The Ursulines were established in 1698 to provide an education for young girls, which they did for almost a century.
The chapel of Saint-Imier, the former chapel of Telsberg castle, was rebuilt in 1586 and dedicated to Mary. During the increase in popularity of the Marian cult in the 17th century the chapel was expanded and rebuilt several times. After the coronation of the statue of Notre-Dame in 1869 the chapel became the most popular pilgrimage place in the Catholic Jura.
On December 8, 2015, Ambassador LeVine travelled to the Canton of Jura to meet with local officials. While in Jura, the Ambassador visited the towns of Porrentruy, Delemont, and Glovelier. In Porrentruy, the Ambassador LeVine toured the technical division of the Jura Center for Education and Training. There, she was able to witness first-hand the benefits of vocational educational training while observing students gaining experience in watchmaking, automation, IT administration, and micromechanics. In Delemont, Ambassador LeVine met with Mr. Michel Thentz, President of the Canton of Jura, as well as members of the Jurassian cantonal government. She also had the opportunity to visit the Museum of Jurassian Art and History. In Glovelier, the Ambassador met with representatives of the U.S. company Fossil, and toured one of the company’s state-of-the-art watchmaking factories. Overall, Ambassador LeVine was impressed with Jura’s natural beauty, as well as the canton’s ability to attract world-class business through top-notch vocational educational training.
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