Canton of Zug

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

Karte Kanton Zug 2010.png
Capital Zug
Subdivisions 11 municipalities
Government
 • Executive Regierungsrat (7)
 • Legislative Kantonsrat (80)
Area[1]
 • Total 238.73 km2 (92.17 sq mi)
Population (12/2016)[2]
 • Total 123,948
 • Density 519.197/km2 (1,344.72/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code CH-ZG
Highest point 1,580 m (5,184 ft): Wildspitz
Joined 1352
Languages German
Website ZG.ch

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 | change 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 | change source]

The eleven municipalities of the canton are:

Other websites[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