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Canton of Zug

canton of Switzerland
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The Canton of Zug is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland. It is in central Switzerland and its capital is Zug. With 239 km² in area, the canton is one of the smallest of the cantons. It does not contain any districts as there are not enough municipalities to warrant any districts.

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

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CapitalZug
Subdivisions11 municipalities
Government
 • ExecutiveRegierungsrat (7)
 • LegislativeKantonsrat (80)
Area
 • Total238.73 km2 (92.17 sq mi)
Population
 (12/2017)[2]
 • Total125,421
 • Density530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeCH-ZG
Highest point1,580 m (5,184 ft): Wildspitz
Joined1352
LanguagesGerman
WebsiteZG.ch

GeographyEdit

The canton of Zug is in central Switzerland. The canton of Lucerne and Canton of Aargau lie to its west. To the north is the Canton of Zürich; to the west and south is the Canton of Schwyz. The canton has two lakes inside of it, both of which make up a large part of the canton's area. They are the lakes of Zug and Ägeri.

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