Canton of ZürichThe Swiss canton of Zürich (in German Kanton Zürich) has a population of some 1.2 million. Its capital is the city of Zürich. Official language is German
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The canton of Zürich is situated on the northern side of the Alps. Its neighbouring cantons are Schaffhausen to the north, Aargau to the west, the cantons of Zug and Schwyz to the south and the cantons of Thurgau and St.Gallen to the east. Most of Lake Zürich is located within the canton.
The Canton is divided into 171 municipalities.
These are part of 12 districts:
The parliament has 180 members elected every four years.
The canton is government by a seven member council (Regierungsrat). On 6 April 2003, the following were elected for four years: