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Coordinates: 47°34′N 7°36′E / 47.567°N 7.6°E / 47.567; 7.6

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Basel (French: Bâle) is a city in the north of Switzerland. It is sometimes called Basle in English. Basel is the capital of the Swiss canton of Basel Stadt. It is surrounded by the Basel-Land canton. The city has a population of about 170,000 people.

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