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Switzerland: Administrative Division

Contents: Cantons and Districts

The population of the Swiss cantons and districts according to census results and latest official estimates.

NameStatusPopulation
Census
2000-12-05
Population
Census
2010-12-31
Population
Estimate
2015-12-31
AargauCanton547,493611,466653,675
Bezirk AarauDistrict63,19170,59475,195
Bezirk BadenDistrict116,537131,565140,100
Bezirk BremgartenDistrict61,66169,32974,603
Bezirk BruggDistrict43,87346,67249,669
Bezirk KulmDistrict35,90437,88739,901
Bezirk LaufenburgDistrict26,01129,28231,272
Bezirk LenzburgDistrict46,39853,16958,712
Bezirk MuriDistrict28,25432,33934,801
Bezirk RheinfeldenDistrict37,25743,80547,038
Bezirk ZofingenDistrict58,24464,71069,050
Bezirk ZurzachDistrict30,16332,11433,334
Appenzell AusserrhodenCanton53,50453,01754,543
Bezirk HinterlandDistrict24,24823,57724,174
Bezirk MittellandDistrict15,62316,19516,862
Bezirk VorderlandDistrict13,63313,24513,507
Appenzell InnerrhodenCanton14,61815,68815,974
Appenzell InnerrhodenCanton14,61815,68815,974
Basel-Landschaft [Basel Country]Canton259,374274,404283,231
Bezirk ArlesheimDistrict141,599148,996153,378
Bezirk LaufenDistrict17,18218,90119,573
Bezirk LiestalDistrict54,42157,22959,178
Bezirk SissachDistrict31,02933,68835,225
Bezirk WaldenburgDistrict15,14315,59015,877
Basel-Stadt [Basel City]Canton188,079184,950191,817
Basel-Stadt [Basel City]Canton188,079184,950191,817
Bern (Berne)Canton957,197979,8021,017,483
Arrondissement administratif Jura bernois [Bernese Jura]District51,40851,66853,543
Verwaltungskreis Bern-MittellandDistrict385,319388,546406,328
Verwaltungskreis Biel/BienneDistrict88,58493,85998,923
Verwaltungskreis EmmentalDistrict91,80693,67796,207
Verwaltungskreis Frutigen-NiedersimmentalDistrict38,48839,17139,685
Verwaltungskreis Interlaken-OberhasliDistrict46,37146,51047,368
Verwaltungskreis OberaargauDistrict75,22877,18179,928
Verwaltungskreis Obersimmental-SaanenDistrict16,74316,81016,686
Verwaltungskreis SeelandDistrict64,71468,28872,076
Verwaltungskreis ThunDistrict98,439104,092106,739
Fribourg (Freiburg)Canton241,706278,493307,461
Bezirk See / District du Lac [Lake District]District28,05132,91135,313
Bezirk SenseDistrict38,29941,11343,196
District de la BroyeDistrict21,30926,52530,846
District de la GlâneDistrict17,77420,70823,278
District de la GruyèreDistrict38,07046,41552,540
District de la SarineDistrict85,12794,849104,388
District de la VeveyseDistrict12,61415,97217,900
Genève (Genf) [Geneva]Canton413,673457,715484,736
Genève (Genf) [Geneva]Canton413,673457,715484,736
GlarusCanton38,18338,60840,028
GlarusCanton38,18338,60840,028
Graubünden (Grigioni, Grischun) [Grisons]Canton187,058192,621196,610
Bezirk AlbulaDistrict8,2138,2278,210
Bezirk HinterrheinDistrict12,32512,67213,179
Bezirk ImbodenDistrict16,85918,77320,158
Bezirk InnDistrict8,8889,6709,476
Bezirk LandquartDistrict22,07524,09325,555
Bezirk Maloja / Distretto di MaloggiaDistrict18,81318,65218,698
Bezirk PlessurDistrict39,89240,06740,707
Bezirk Prättigau-DavosDistrict26,43126,19826,257
Bezirk SurselvaDistrict21,61821,77721,325
Distretto di BerninaDistrict4,4274,6294,619
Distretto di MoesaDistrict7,4717,8638,426
JuraCanton68,22470,03272,782
District de DelémontDistrict34,48435,92137,912
District de PorrentruyDistrict24,20124,14524,558
District des Franches-MontagnesDistrict9,5399,96610,312
Luzern [Lucerne]Canton350,504377,610398,762
Wahlkreis EntlebuchDistrict22,46822,80223,248
Wahlkreis HochdorfDistrict60,55166,08170,964
Wahlkreis Luzern-Land [Lucerne Country]District86,60395,43899,006
Wahlkreis Luzern-Stadt [Lucerne City]District75,42577,49181,295
Wahlkreis SurseeDistrict58,21566,62471,655
Wahlkreis WillisauDistrict46,80749,17452,594
Neuchâtel (Neuenburg)Canton167,949172,085178,107
District de BoudryDistrict36,72138,86640,525
District de la Chaux-de-FondsDistrict38,23838,68840,143
District de NeuchâtelDistrict51,68552,66953,778
District du LocleDistrict14,60314,09914,506
District du Val-de-RuzDistrict14,52815,83117,082
District du Val-de-TraversDistrict12,17411,93212,073
Nidwalden [Nidwald]Canton37,23541,02442,420
Nidwalden [Nidwald]Canton37,23541,02442,420
Obwalden [Obwald]Canton32,42735,58537,076
Obwalden [Obwald]Canton32,42735,58537,076
SchaffhausenCanton73,39276,35679,836
Bezirk OberklettgauDistrict3,9794,0454,297
Bezirk ReiatDistrict7,2607,9468,696
Bezirk SchaffhausenDistrict49,41251,45753,521
Bezirk SchleitheimDistrict2,9862,9473,009
Bezirk SteinDistrict4,9865,2225,490
Bezirk UnterklettgauDistrict4,5954,7394,823
SchwyzCanton128,704146,730154,093
Bezirk EinsiedelnDistrict12,62214,38515,077
Bezirk GersauDistrict1,9342,0942,240
Bezirk HöfeDistrict22,90827,33628,231
Bezirk Küssnacht (SZ)District10,70412,22412,423
Bezirk MarchDistrict32,99538,98342,104
Bezirk SchwyzDistrict47,54151,70854,018
SolothurnCanton244,341255,284266,418
Bezirk BucheggbergDistrict7,0927,5437,691
Bezirk DorneckDistrict17,97819,51720,313
Bezirk GäuDistrict16,73718,13520,398
Bezirk GösgenDistrict22,21123,15524,031
Bezirk LebernDistrict41,96943,22844,849
Bezirk OltenDistrict48,98651,24053,721
Bezirk SolothurnDistrict15,48916,06616,721
Bezirk ThalDistrict14,03814,21614,425
Bezirk ThiersteinDistrict13,48313,94714,403
Bezirk WasseramtDistrict46,25248,23749,866
St. GallenCanton452,837478,907499,065
Wahlkreis RheintalDistrict61,64467,50971,063
Wahlkreis RorschachDistrict38,38241,04742,266
Wahlkreis SarganserlandDistrict35,33937,77539,842
Wahlkreis See-GasterDistrict57,90662,49965,763
Wahlkreis St. GallenDistrict114,305117,823121,722
Wahlkreis ToggenburgDistrict45,90745,05645,912
Wahlkreis WerdenbergDistrict33,00435,64437,954
Wahlkreis WilDistrict66,35071,55474,543
Thurgau [Thurgovia]Canton228,875248,444267,429
Bezirk ArbonDistrict48,12151,89354,931
Bezirk FrauenfeldDistrict57,40661,77865,673
Bezirk KreuzlingenDistrict37,46542,55946,591
Bezirk MünchwilenDistrict38,30242,02445,978
Bezirk WeinfeldenDistrict47,58150,19054,256
Ticino (Tessin)Canton306,846333,753351,946
Distretto di BellinzonaDistrict43,39848,23151,422
Distretto di BlenioDistrict5,1755,5305,714
Distretto di LeventinaDistrict8,9099,6009,343
Distretto di LocarnoDistrict57,20561,70763,688
Distretto di LuganoDistrict128,234141,661151,522
Distretto di MendrisioDistrict45,27648,72951,183
Distretto di RivieraDistrict11,43412,53313,090
Distretto di VallemaggiaDistrict5,4855,7625,984
UriCanton34,77735,42235,973
UriCanton34,77735,42235,973
Valais (Wallis)Canton272,399312,684335,696
Bezirk BrigDistrict23,05225,03326,580
Bezirk GomsDistrict4,4844,7454,452
Bezirk LeukDistrict11,47012,29412,368
Bezirk RaronDistrict10,38010,82910,844
Bezirk VispDistrict26,81927,93428,412
District de ContheyDistrict20,09424,21127,312
District de MartignyDistrict33,69341,36146,140
District de MontheyDistrict33,38940,76645,179
District d'EntremontDistrict12,13814,22315,044
District de Saint-MauriceDistrict10,42012,36013,498
District de SierreDistrict40,01846,13448,906
District de SionDistrict36,99342,43145,932
District d'HérensDistrict9,02910,36311,029
Vaud (Waadt)Canton640,657713,281773,407
District d'AigleDistrict35,24840,14344,498
District de la Broye-VullyDistrict31,47636,24641,811
District de la Riviera-Pays-d'EnhautDistrict72,02379,43184,222
District de LausanneDistrict144,764150,362161,202
District de Lavaux-OronDistrict50,49455,91559,305
District de l'Ouest lausannoisDistrict63,24268,23272,733
District de MorgesDistrict64,49973,74780,095
District de NyonDistrict74,08389,60197,232
District du Gros-de-VaudDistrict31,40137,91742,945
District du Jura-Nord vaudoisDistrict73,18881,68789,364
ZugCanton100,052113,105122,134
ZugCanton100,052113,105122,134
Zürich [Zurich]Canton1,247,9061,373,0681,466,424
Bezirk AffolternDistrict41,82148,09651,602
Bezirk AndelfingenDistrict26,60829,51130,888
Bezirk BülachDistrict110,465131,879144,346
Bezirk DielsdorfDistrict68,75880,09087,391
Bezirk DietikonDistrict73,16980,54788,388
Bezirk HinwilDistrict77,20687,82293,144
Bezirk HorgenDistrict106,670115,301122,549
Bezirk MeilenDistrict87,03097,034100,964
Bezirk PfäffikonDistrict50,26955,76858,829
Bezirk UsterDistrict106,071120,607127,679
Bezirk WinterthurDistrict136,566153,556163,689
Bezirk Zürich [Zurich]District363,273372,857396,955
Schweiz (Suisse, Svizzera, Svizra, Helvetia) [Switzerland]Confederation7,288,0107,870,1348,327,126

Source: Swiss Federal Statistical Office (web).

Explanation: Districts and communes in the boundaries of December 2015.