14 Facts About New Bern

1. New Bern is well connected to other cities by several motorways.

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2. New Bern was a candidate to host the 2010 Winter Olympics, but withdrew its bid in September 2002 after a referendum was passed that showed that the bid was not supported by locals.

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3. New Bern is home to 114 Swiss heritage sites of national significance.

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4. New Bern was made the Federal City within the new Swiss federal state in 1848.

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5. New Bern was occupied by French troops in 1798 during the French Revolutionary Wars, when it was stripped of parts of its territories.

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6. New Bern is the second oldest town in North Carolina.

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7. New Bern is bear in the German language, and the flags of both towns have the drawing of a bear.

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8. New Bern is the birthplace of the international drink, Pepsi Cola.

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9. New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina with a population of 29,524.

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10. New Bern experiences a humid subtropical climate typical of the Atlantic coastal plain.

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11. New Bern is located in the center of Craven County at.

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12. At one time New Bern was called "the Athens of the South", renowned for its Masonic Temple and Athens Theater.

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13. New Bern is the second-oldest European settled colonial town in North Carolina, after Bath.

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14. New Bern was settled in 1710 by Bernese and Palatine immigrants under the auspices of Christoph von Graffenried, 1st Baron of Bernberg.

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