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Coat of arms of Zürich
Coat of arms
Map of Switzerland, location of Zurich highlighted
Capital Zürich
Subdivisions 171 municipalities, 12 districts
 • Total 1,729 km2 (668 sq mi)
Area rank 7th
 • Total 1,504,346
 • Rank 1st
 • Density 870.07/km2 (2,253.5/sq mi)
Highest point 1,292 m (4,239 ft) - Schnebelhorn
Joined 1351
Abbreviation ZH
Languages German

Zürich is a canton of Switzerland. About 1.2 million people live there. The canton is in the northeast of Switzerland. The city of Zürich is its capital. The official language is German, but people speak the local Swiss German dialect called Züritüütsch. English writers often write the name of the Canton of Zürich as Canton of Zurich.


The Canton of Zürich is divided into 12 districts:

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