Basel-Stadt

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Kanton Basel-Stadt
Coat of arms of Kanton Basel-Stadt
Coat of arms
Location in Switzerland
Map of Basel-Stadt

Karte Kanton Baselstadt 2010.png
Coordinates: 47°34′N 7°36′E / 47.567°N 7.600°E / 47.567; 7.600Coordinates: 47°34′N 7°36′E / 47.567°N 7.600°E / 47.567; 7.600
CapitalBasel
Subdivisions3 municipalities
Government
 • ExecutiveExecutive Council (7)
 • LegislativeGrand Council (100)
Area
 • Total36.95 km2 (14.27 sq mi)
Population
 (August 2018)[2]
 • Total199,950
 • Density5,400/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeCH-BS
Highest point522.19 m (1,713 ft): St. Chrischona
Lowest point244.75 m (803 ft): Rhine shore, national border at Kleinhüningen
Joined1501
LanguagesGerman
Websitewww.bs.ch

Basel-Stadt is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland. The capital is Basel. It is the smallest canton by area.

Municipalities[change | change source]

There are three municipalities:

Municipality Population
(31 March 2017)[3]
Area
Basel 177,275 23.85
Bettingen 1,198 2.23
Riehen 21,477 10.87

References[change | change source]

  1. Arealstatistik Land Cover - Kantone und Grossregionen nach 6 Hauptbereichen accessed 27 October 2017
  2. Canton of Basel-Stadt Statistics, MS Excel document – T01.0.01 - Bevölkerungsstand 31 Aug 2018 numbers (in German) accessed 17 October 2018
  3. Canton of Basel-Land Statistics, Wohnbevölkerung nach Nationalität und Konfession per 30. Juni 2018 (in German) accessed 18 September 2018

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