Canton of Zürich

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Kanton Zürich
Canton of Switzerland
Coat of arms of Kanton Zürich
Coat of arms
Map of Switzerland, location of Zürich highlighted
Location in Switzerland
Map of Zürich

Karte Kanton Zürich 2010.png
Coordinates: 47°22′N 8°33′E / 47.367°N 8.550°E / 47.367; 8.550Coordinates: 47°22′N 8°33′E / 47.367°N 8.550°E / 47.367; 8.550
Capital Zurich
Subdivisions 169 municipalities, 12 districts
Government
 • Executive Regierungsrat (7)
 • Legislative Cantonal Council (180)
Area[1]
 • Total 1,728.95 km2 (667.55 sq mi)
Population (12/2016)[2]
 • Total 1,487,969
 • Density 860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code CH-ZH
Highest point 1,292 m (4,239 ft): Schnebelhorn
Lowest point 332 m (1,089 ft): Rhine at the border in Weiach
Joined 1351
Languages German
Website ZH.ch

Zürich is a canton of Switzerland. About 1.2 million people live there. The canton is in the northeast of Switzerland. The city of Zürich is its capital. The official language is German, but people speak the local Swiss German dialect called Züritüütsch. English writers often write the name of the Canton of Zürich as Canton of Zurich.

Districts[change | change source]

The Canton of Zürich is divided into 12 districts:

Municipalities[change | change source]

The canton of Zürich has 171 municipalities:

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

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