kids encyclopedia robot

Solothurn (canton) facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
(Redirected from Canton of Solothurn)
Canton of Switzerland
Coat of arms of Solothurn
Coat of arms
Map of Switzerland, location of Solothurn highlighted
 • Total 791 km2 (305 sq mi)
Area rank 16th
Population (2006)
 • Total 251,657
 • Rank 12th
 • Density 318.15/km2 (824.0/sq mi)
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.


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


The canton has 125 municipalities:

Images for kids

kids search engine
Solothurn (canton) Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.