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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 Üetliberg
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 Üetliberg
Coat of arms of Zürich
Coat of arms
Zürich is located in Switzerland
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
Country Switzerland
Canton Zürich
District Zürich
 • Executive Stadtrat
with 9 members
 • Mayor Stadtpräsidentin (list)
Corine Mauch SPS/PSS
(as of February 2014)
 • Parliament Gemeinderat
with 125 members
 • Total 87.88 km2 (33.93 sq mi)
Elevation 408 m (1,339 ft)
Highest elevation (Üetliberg) 871 m (2,858 ft)
Lowest elevation (Limmat) 392 m (1,286 ft)
Population (Dec 2015)
 • Total 396,027
 • Density 4,500/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Zürcher(in)
Postal code 8000–8099
SFOS number 0261
Surrounded by Adliswil, Dübendorf, Fällanden, Kilchberg, Maur, Oberengstringen, Opfikon, Regensdorf, Rümlang, Schlieren, Stallikon, Uitikon, Urdorf, Wallisellen, Zollikon
Twin towns Kunming, San Francisco
SFSO statistics
Largest groups of foreign residents 2011
Nationality Amount  % total
 Germany 31,124 8.0 (25.7)
 Italy 13,144 3.4 (10.9)
 Portugal 8,225 2.1 (6.8)
(incl. Monten. and Kosovo)
7,772 2.0 (6.4)
 Spain 4,844 1.2 (4.0)
 Austria 4,251 1.1 (3.5)
 Turkey 3,915 1.0 (3.2)
 United Kingdom 3,163 0.8 (2.6)
 France 2,846 0.7 (2.4)
 United States 2,096 0.5 (1.7)

Zürich or Zurich (/ˈzjʊərɪk/; Swiss Standard German: Zürich [ˈtsʏrɪç]; German Standard German Zürich [ˈtsyːʁɪç]; Swiss German: Züri [ˈtsyɾi]; French: Zurich [zyʁik]; Italian: Zurigo [dzuˈriːɡo]; Romansh: Turitg [tuˈritɕ]) is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich. It is located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zürich. The municipality has approximately 400,028 inhabitants, the urban agglomeration 1.315 million, and the Zürich metropolitan area 1.83 million. Zürich is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zürich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country.



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