Chaux-de-Fonds, La (lä shō-də-fôNˈ) [key], city (1990 pop. 36,894), Neuchâtel canton, NW Switzerland, in the Jura Mts., near the French border. It is one of the largest watch-manufacturing centers in Switzerland.
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