Canton of Solothurn

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Solothurn
Canton of Switzerland
Coat of arms of Solothurn
Coat of arms
Map of Switzerland, location of Solothurn highlighted
Location in Switzerland
Map of Solothurn

Karte Kanton Solothurn 2010.png
Capital Solothurn
Subdivisions 126 municipalities, 10 districts
Government
 • Executive Regierungsrat (5)
 • Legislative Kantonsrat (100)
Area[1]
 • Total 790.45 km2 (305.19 sq mi)
Population (12/2016)[2]
 • Total 269,441
 • Density 340/km2 (880/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code CH-SO
Highest point 1,445 m (4,741 ft): Hasenmatt
Joined 1481
Languages German
Website SO.ch

Solothurn is a canton of Switzerland. It can be found in the northwest of Switzerland. The capital is Solothurn.

Districts[change | change source]

There are 10 districts in Solothurn:

  • Bucheggberg, Amtei Wasseramt-Bucheggberg
  • Dorneck, Amtei Dorneck-Thierstein (unofficially Schwarzbubenland)
  • Gäu, Amtei Thal-Gäu
  • Gösgen, Amtei Olten-Gösgen (unofficially Niederamt)
  • Lebern, Amtei Solothurn-Lebern
  • Olten, Amtei Olten-Gösgen
  • Solothurn, Amtei Solothurn-Lebern
  • Thal, Amtei Thal-Gäu
  • Thierstein, Amtei Dorneck-Thierstein
  • Wasseramt, Amtei Wasseramt-Bucheggberg

Municipalities[change | change source]

The canton has 125 municipalities:[3]

References[change | change source]

  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 30 August 2017
  3. "Liste officielle des communes de la Suisse". Federal Statistics Office. 1 January 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2008. 

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