Zürich

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Zürich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich. It’s located at north-central Switzerland at the northwestern point of Lake Zürich. The municipality has approximately 400,028 inhabitants, the urban agglomeration 1.315 million along with also the Zürich metropolitan region of 1.83 million.  Zürich is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. The two Zürich Airport and railroad station are the largest and busiest in the Nation.

Permanently settled for over 2000 years, Zürich was set from the Romans, who, at 15 BC, called it Turicum. However, early settlements have been discovered dating back over 6400 decades ago. Throughout the Middle Ages, Zürich gained the independent and privileged status of imperial immediacy and, in 1519, turned into a leading center of the Protestant Reformation in Europe under the direction of Huldrych Zwingli.

The official language of Zürich is German, but the primary spoken language is that the local version of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.

Many museums and art galleries can be found in the city, including the Swiss National Museum along with also the Kunsthaus. Schauspielhaus Zürich is one of the most important theaters in the German-speaking world.

Zürich is a leading global city and one of the world’s largest financial centers despite having a relatively small population.  The town is home to a high number of financial institutions and banking companies. Most of Switzerland‘s development and research centers are focused in Zürich and the very low tax rates attract foreign companies to establish their headquarters.

Monocle’s 2012 “Quality of Life Survey” ranked Zürich first on a list of the top 25 cities on the planet “to make a foundation within”. According to several surveys from 2006 to 2008, Zürich has been appointed the city with the best quality of life in the world in addition to the wealthiest city in Europe in terms of GDP per capita.

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