Canton of Zürich

canton of Switzerland

Zürich (Swiss German: Züri, French: Zurich, Italian: Zurigo, Romansh: Turitg) 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
Map
Location in Switzerland
 
Map of Zürich

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
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 • Total1,553,423
 • Density900/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

Districts change

The Canton of Zürich is divided into 12 districts:

Municipalities change

The canton of Zürich has 171 municipalities:

References change

  1. Arealstatistik Land Cover - Kantone und Grossregionen nach 6 Hauptbereichen accessed 27 October 2017
  2. "Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit". bfs.admin.ch (in German). Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB. 31 December 2020. Retrieved 21 September 2021.

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