Zug (canton)

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Zug
Canton of Switzerland

Coat of arms
Map of Switzerland, location of Zug highlighted
Coordinates: 47°10′N 8°31′E / 47.167°N 8.517°E / 47.167; 8.517Coordinates: 47°10′N 8°31′E / 47.167°N 8.517°E / 47.167; 8.517
Capital Zug
Subdivisions 11 municipalities
Government
 • Executive Regierungsrat (7)
 • Legislative Kantonsrat (80)
Area
 • Total 239 km2 (92 sq mi)
Area rank 24th
Population (2003)
 • Total 100,900
 • Rank 18th
 • Density 422.2/km2 (1,093.4/sq mi)
Highest point 1,580 m (5,184 ft) - Wildspitz
Joined 1352
Abbreviation ZG
Languages German

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.

Geography[change | edit source]

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.

Municipalities[change | edit source]

The eleven municipalities of the canton are:

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