Place:Solothurn, Switzerland

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NameSolothurn
Alt namesCanton of Solothurn
Solettasource: Family History Library Catalog
Soleuresource: Family History Library Catalog
Solothurnsource: Wikipedia
Solothurn cantonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCanton
Coordinates47.417°N 7.583°E
Located inSwitzerland     (1481 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Solothurn (German: ) is a canton of Switzerland. It is located in the northwest of Switzerland. The capital is Solothurn.

History

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The territory of the canton comprises land acquired by the city. For that reason the shape of the canton is irregular and includes two exclaves along the French border, separated from the rest of the canton by Basel-Land, which form separate districts of the canton. Between 1798 and 1803 the canton was part of the Helvetic Republic. In 1803 Solothurn was one of the 19 Swiss cantons that were reconstituted by Napoleon (Mediation). Even though the population was strictly Roman Catholic, Solothurn did not join the Catholic separatist movement (Sonderbund) in 1845. Similarly, the federal constitutions of 1848 and 1874 were approved. The current constitution of the canton dates from 1987.

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