Canton of Solothurn

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Solothurn
Soleure
Canton of Solothurn
Kanton Solothurn  (German)
Flag of Solothurn
Coat of arms of Solothurn
Location in Switzerland
Map of Solothurn

Karte Kanton Solothurn 2010.png
Coordinates: 47°9′N 7°38′E / 47.150°N 7.633°E / 47.150; 7.633Coordinates: 47°9′N 7°38′E / 47.150°N 7.633°E / 47.150; 7.633
CapitalSolothurn
Largest cityOlten
Subdivisions122 municipalities, 10 districts
Government
 • ExecutiveRegierungsrat (5)
 • LegislativeKantonsrat (100)
Area
 • Total790.45 km2 (305.19 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2020)[2]
 • Total277,462
 • Density350/km2 (910/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeCH-SO
Highest point1,445 m (4,741 ft): Hasenmatt
Lowest point277 m (909 ft): Birs at the cantonal border in Dornach
Joined1481
LanguagesGerman
Websitewww.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. "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.
  3. "Liste officielle des communes de la Suisse". Federal Statistics Office. 1 January 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2008.

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