Solothurn (canton)

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Solothurn
Canton of Switzerland

Coat of arms
Map of Switzerland, location of Solothurn highlighted
Coordinates: 47°19′N 7°38′E / 47.317°N 7.633°E / 47.317; 7.633Coordinates: 47°19′N 7°38′E / 47.317°N 7.633°E / 47.317; 7.633
Capital Solothurn
Subdivisions 126 municipalities, 10 districts
Government
 • Executive Regierungsrat (5)
 • Legislative Kantonsrat (100)
Area
 • Total 791 km2 (305 sq mi)
Area rank 16th
Population (2006)
 • Total 251,657[1]
 • Rank 12th
Highest point 1,445 m (4,741 ft) - Hasenmatt
Joined 1481
Abbreviation SO
Languages German

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

Districts[change | edit 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 | edit source]

The canton has 125 municipalities:[2]

References[change | edit source]

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