Place:Zürich, Switzerland

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NameZürich
Alt namesCanton of Zürich
Kanton Zürichsource: Wikipedia
Zurichsource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Zurigosource: Family History Library Catalog
Zürichsource: Family History Library Catalog
Zürichsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Zürich cantonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Zuerichsource: alternate spelling
TypeCanton
Coordinates47.383°N 8.55°E
Located inSwitzerland     (1351 - )
Contained Places
District
Dielsdorf (district)
Dietikon (district)
Inhabited place
Aadorf
Adliswil
Affoltern am Albis
Andelfingen
Bauma
Bremgarten
Bubikon
Bülach
Dielsdorf
Dietikon
Dübendorf
Egg
Eglisau
Embrach
Erlenbach
Flaach
Glattfelden
Greifensee
Hettlingen
Hinwil
Horgen
Kappel
Kilchberg
Kloten
Kyburg
Küsnacht
Maur
Meilen
Mettmenstetten
Männedorf
Mönchaltorf
Niederweningen
Ober-Wetzikon
Oberengstringen
Oberneunforn
Oberwinterthur
Opfikon
Pfäffikon
Rafz
Regensdorf
Rheinau
Richterswil
Rümlang
Rüti
Schlieren
Schwarzenbach am Wald
Seen
Seuzach
Stammheim
Steg
Stäfa
Thalwil
Turbenthal
Uster
Wald
Wallisellen
Weisslingen
Wetzikon
Winterthur
Wädenswil
Zollikon
Zürich
Municipality
Aesch
Birmensdorf
Hausen
Uitikon
Unknown
Aeugst
Affoltern (Zurich)
Affoltern (am Albis)
Albisrieden
Altikon
Altlandenberg
Altstetten
Außersihl
Bachs
Bassersdorf
Benken
Berg
Bonstetten
Boppelsen
Brütten
Buch
Buchs
Bäretswil
Dietlikon
Dinhard
Dorf
Dägerlen
Dällikon
Dättlikon
Dürnten
Elgg
Ellikon
Elsau
Enge
Fehraltorf
Feuerthalen
Fischenthal
Fluntern
Fällanden
Garten
Gossau
Grossandelfingen
Grüningen
Hagenbuch
Hedingen
Henggart
Herrliberg
Hirslanden
Hirzel
Hittnau
Hombrechtikon
Hottingen
Höngg
Hütten
Illnau
Knonau
Langnau
Laufen
Leimbach
Lindau
Lufingen
Marthalen
Maschwanden
Neftenbach
Niederhasli
Nürenstorf
Oberglatt
Oberrieden
Oberstammheim
Oberstrass
Obfelden
Oerlikon
Oetwil an der Limmat
Oetwil
Ossingen
Otelfingen
Ottenbach
Pfungen
Rechberg
Regensberg
Rickenbach
Riesbach (Zurich)
Riesbach
Rifferswil
Rorbas
Rudolfingen
Russikon
Rüschlikon
Schlatt
Schwamendingen
Schwerzenbach
Schöfflisdorf
Schönenberg
Seebach
Seegräben
Sitzberg
Stadel
Stallikon
Steinmaur
Sternenberg
Thalheim an der Thur
Trüllikon
Töss
Uetikon am See
Unterstammheim
Unterstrass
Urdorf
Veltheim
Volken
Volketswil
Wallenstadt
Wangen
Weiach
Weiningen
Wiedikon
Wiesendangen
Wil bei Rafz
Wila
Wildberg
Wipkingen
Witikon
Wollishofen
Wülflingen
Zell
Zumikon
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source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

The Canton of Zürich has a population (as of ) of . The canton is located in the northeast of Switzerland and the city of Zürich is its capital. The official language is German. The local Swiss German dialect called Züritüütsch is commonly spoken. In English the name of the canton is often written without an umlaut.

History

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

The canton of Zürich consists of lands acquired by the capital Zürich after it became reichsfrei in 1218, especially after the revolution of the guilds in 1336. Zürich joined the Swiss Confederacy in 1351. The lower part of the canton was added to the territories of Zürich in 1362. Zürich claimed and lost the Toggenburg in the Old Zürich War of the 1440s. The northern parts up to the river Rhine came to the canton after the city of Zürich purchased Winterthur from the Habsburgs in 1468. Possessions to the west gained independence from Zürich as parts of the Canton of Aargau in 1803. The people approved a new constitution for the canton in February 2005, replacing the 1869 constitution. The new constitution took effect in January 2006.

The Antiquarische Gesellschaft in Zürich is an organization devoted to preserving the canton's history.

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