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Canton of Zürich

canton of Switzerland

Zürich is a canton of Switzerland. About 1.2 million people live there. The canton is in the northeast of Switzerland. The city of Zürich is its capital. The official language is German, but people speak the local Swiss German dialect called Züritüütsch. English writers often write the name of the Canton of Zürich as Canton of Zurich.

Kanton Zürich
Coat of arms of Kanton Zürich
Coat of arms
Location in Switzerland
Map of Zürich

Karte Kanton Zürich 2010.png
Coordinates: 47°22′N 8°33′E / 47.367°N 8.550°E / 47.367; 8.550Coordinates: 47°22′N 8°33′E / 47.367°N 8.550°E / 47.367; 8.550
CapitalZürich
Subdivisions169 municipalities, 12 districts
Government
 • ExecutiveRegierungsrat (7)
 • LegislativeCantonal Council (180)
Area
 • Total1,728.95 km2 (667.55 sq mi)
Population
 (12/2017)[2]
 • Total1,504,346
 • Density870/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeCH-ZH
Highest point1,292 m (4,239 ft): Schnebelhorn
Lowest point332 m (1,089 ft): Rhine at the border in Weiach
Joined1351
LanguagesGerman
WebsiteZH.ch

DistrictsEdit

The Canton of Zürich is divided into 12 districts:

MunicipalitiesEdit

The canton of Zürich has 171 municipalities:

ReferencesEdit

  1. Arealstatistik Land Cover - Kantone und Grossregionen nach 6 Hauptbereichen accessed 27 October 2017
  2. Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 17 September 2018

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