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Zürich
Top: View over Zürich and the lake Middle: Fraumünster Church on the river Limmat (left) and the Sunrise Tower (right) Bottom: Night view of Zürich from Uetliberg
Top: View over Zürich and the lake
Middle: Fraumünster Church on the river Limmat (left) and the Sunrise Tower (right)
Bottom: Night view of Zürich from Uetliberg
Coat of arms of Zürich
Coat of arms
Zürich is located in Switzerland
Zürich
Zürich
Location of Zürich
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Zürich is located in Canton of Zürich
Zürich
Zürich
Zürich (Canton of Zürich)
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
CountrySwitzerland
CantonZürich
DistrictZürich
Government
 • ExecutiveStadtrat
with 9 members
 • MayorStadtpräsidentin (list)
Corine Mauch SPS/PSS
(as of February 2014)
 • ParliamentGemeinderat
with 125 members
Area
 • Total87.93 km2 (33.95 sq mi)
Elevation
408 m (1,339 ft)
Highest elevation871 m (2,858 ft)
Lowest elevation392 m (1,286 ft)
Population
(Dec 2016[2])
 • Total402,762
 • Density4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)German: Zürcher(in)
Postal code
8000–8099
SFOS number0261
Surrounded byAdliswil, Dübendorf, Fällanden, Kilchberg, Maur, Oberengstringen, Opfikon, Regensdorf, Rümlang, Schlieren, Stallikon, Uitikon, Urdorf, Wallisellen, Zollikon
Twin townsKunming, San Francisco, Srinagar
Websitewww.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. Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2017
  3. "Zürich entry at the Swiss Tourist Board". Myswitzerland.com. 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.