Zürich

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Zürich
Views of Zürich
Views of Zürich
Coat of arms of Zürich
Coat of arms
Zürich is located in Switzerland
Zürich
Coordinates: 47°22′N 8°33′E / 47.367°N 8.55°E / 47.367; 8.55Coordinates: 47°22′N 8°33′E / 47.367°N 8.55°E / 47.367; 8.55
Country Switzerland
Canton Zürich
District Zürich
Government
 • Mayor Stadtpräsidentin (list)
Corine Mauch SPS
(as of 2009)
Area[1]
 • Total 87.88 km2 (33.93 sq mi)
Elevation 408 m (1,339 ft)
Highest elevation (Üetliberg) 871 m (2,858 ft)
Lowest elevation (Limmat) 392 m (1,286 ft)
Population (Dec 2012[2])
 • Total 379,915
 • Density 4,323.11/km2 (11,196.8/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Zürich (Zürcher)
Postal code 8000–8099
SFOS number 0261
Surrounded by Adliswil, Dübendorf, Fällanden, Kilchberg, Maur, Oberengstringen, Opfikon, Regensdorf, Rümlang, Schlieren, Stallikon, Uitikon, Urdorf, Wallisellen, Zollikon
Twin towns Kunming, San Francisco
Website www.stadt-zuerich.ch
SFSO statistics

Zürich or Zurich (German: Zürich [ˈt͡syːrɪç]; Swiss German: Züri [ˈt͡syɾi]) is a city in Switzerland. Zürich is also a canton in Switzerland.[3] Zürich is the biggest city in Switzerland. The city has about 366,000 people living in it. It is at the north end of the Lake of Zürich. The city of Zürich is placed in the "canton Zürich". The canton of Zürich is the biggest canton of Switzerland, by the number of people living in it. Over 1,220,000 people live there. (About 1 million people live in the agglomeration of the city). The city was founded (first built) by the Romans.[4] The Canton joined Switzerland in 1351.

In the city of Zürich, most of the people work in the commerce part of the economy. There are many banks in Zürich. The headquarters of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) is also in Zürich.

Airport[change | change source]

The airport of Zürich is located about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) to the north, in a town called Kloten. Zürich Airport ("Flughafen Zürich", IATA:ZRH) is the biggest airport in Switzerland.

Sources[change | change source]

  1. Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. Canton of Zurich Statistical Office (German) accessed 1 May 2013
  3. "Zürich entry at the Swiss Tourist Board". Myswitzerland.com. http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/destinations/resorts/holiday-destinations-in-switzerland/zurich.html. Retrieved 3 July 2010.
  4. Primas, Margarita (12 1981). "Urgeschichte des Zürichseegebietes im Überblick: Von der Steinzeit bis zur Früheisenzeit". Helvetia Archaeologica 45/48: 5–18,5f.