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Burgdorf (bŏrkˈdôrf) [key], Fr. Berthoud, town (1990 est. pop. 15,373), NW Switzerland, on the Emme River. It is a textile-manufacturing and cheese-trading town. There is a 12th-century castle in which J. H. Pestalozzi, the educational reformer, held (1799–1804) his first school.

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