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Canton of Schaffhausen

canton of Switzerland
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Schaffhausen is a canton of Switzerland. The capital city of the canton is Schaffhausen.

Schaffhausen
Coat of arms of Schaffhausen
Coat of arms
Map of Switzerland, location of Schaffhausen highlighted
Location in Switzerland
Map of Schaffhausen

Karte Kanton Schaffhausen 2010.png
CapitalSchaffhausen
Subdivisions26 municipalities
Government
 • ExecutiveRegierungsrat (5)
 • LegislativeKantonsrat (80)
Area
 • Total298.43 km2 (115.22 sq mi)
Population
 (12/2017)[2]
 • Total81,351
 • Density270/km2 (710/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeCH-SH
Highest point912 m (2,992 ft): Hagen
Joined1501
LanguagesGerman
WebsiteSH.ch

GeographyEdit

The canton of Schaffhausen is the canton of Switzerland farthest north, located to the north of Zurich.

The Rhine Falls are the largest waterfalls in Europe and lie on the border of the canton of Schaffhausen, the canton of Zurich and Germany.

MunicipalitiesEdit

Other websitesEdit


  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