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Top: View over Zürich and the lakeMiddle: 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
Country Switzerland
Canton Zürich
District Zürich
 • Total 87.88 km2 (33.93 sq mi)
Elevation 408 m (1,339 ft)
Highest elevation (Uetliberg) 871 m (2,858 ft)
Lowest elevation (Limmat) 392 m (1,286 ft)
Population (Dec 2012 )
 • Total 379,915
 • Density 4,323.11/km2 (11,196.8/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Zürcher(in)
Postal code 8000–8099
Surrounded by Adliswil, Dübendorf, Fällanden, Kilchberg, Maur, Oberengstringen, Opfikon, Regensdorf, Rümlang, Schlieren, Stallikon, Uitikon, Urdorf, Wallisellen, Zollikon
Twin towns Kunming, San Francisco, Srinagar

Zürich or Zurich (German: Zürich [ˈt͡syːrɪç]; Swiss German: Züri [ˈt͡syɾi]) is a city in Switzerland. Zürich is also a canton in Switzerland. 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. 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.


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.

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