Canton of Schaffhausen

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

Karte Kanton Schaffhausen 2010.png
Coordinates: 47°43′N 8°34′E / 47.717°N 8.567°E / 47.717; 8.567Coordinates: 47°43′N 8°34′E / 47.717°N 8.567°E / 47.717; 8.567
CapitalSchaffhausen
Subdivisions26[1] municipalities
Government
 • ExecutiveRegierungsrat (5)
 • LegislativeKantonsrat (60)
Area
 • Total298.43 km2 (115.22 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2020)[3]
 • Total83,107
 • Density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeCH-SH
Highest point912 m (2,992 ft): Hoher Randen
Lowest point344 m (1,129 ft): Rhine at Buchberg
Joined1501
LanguagesGerman
Websitewww.sh.ch

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

Geography[change | change source]

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.

Municipalities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz – MS-Excel Version | Publikation | Bundesamt für Statistik". Bfs.admin.ch. 23 March 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  2. Arealstatistik Land Cover - Kantone und Grossregionen nach 6 Hauptbereichen accessed 27 October 2017
  3. "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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