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.

Kanton Zug
Flag of Kanton Zug
Coat of arms of Kanton Zug
Location in Switzerland
Map of Zug

Karte Kanton Zug 2010.png
Coordinates: 47°0′N 8°31′E / 47.000°N 8.517°E / 47.000; 8.517Coordinates: 47°0′N 8°31′E / 47.000°N 8.517°E / 47.000; 8.517
CapitalZug
Subdivisions11 municipalities
Government
 • ExecutiveRegierungsrat (7)
 • LegislativeKantonsrat (80)
Area
 • Total238.73 km2 (92.17 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2020)[2]
 • Total128,794
 • Density540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeCH-ZG
Highest point1,580 m (5,184 ft): Wildspitz
Lowest point388 m (1,273 ft): Reussspitz at the confluence of the Reuss and the Lorze
Joined1352
LanguagesGerman
Websitewww.zg.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

The eleven municipalities of the canton are:

ReferencesEdit

  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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