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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
1980-12-02
Population
Census
1990-12-04
Population
Census
2000-12-05
Population
Estimate
2010-12-31
Population
Estimate
2017-12-31
AargauCanton453,442507,508547,493611,466670,787
Bezirk AarauDistrict57,80562,38463,19170,59477,232
Bezirk BadenDistrict98,769109,557116,537131,565143,103
Bezirk BremgartenDistrict46,43056,14161,66169,32976,387
Bezirk BruggDistrict37,30441,42543,87346,67250,490
Bezirk KulmDistrict30,76133,33235,90437,88741,010
Bezirk LaufenburgDistrict19,44222,50926,01129,28232,273
Bezirk LenzburgDistrict37,68442,11146,39853,16961,815
Bezirk MuriDistrict19,81023,85328,25432,33935,972
Bezirk RheinfeldenDistrict29,37432,56237,25743,80547,695
Bezirk ZofingenDistrict50,93655,45258,24464,71070,750
Bezirk ZurzachDistrict25,12728,18230,16332,11434,060
Appenzell AusserrhodenCanton47,61152,22953,50453,01755,162
Bezirk HinterlandDistrict21,54523,80524,24823,57724,408
Bezirk MittellandDistrict14,39215,37315,62316,19517,142
Bezirk VorderlandDistrict11,67413,05113,63313,24513,612
Appenzell InnerrhodenCanton12,84413,87014,61815,68816,100
Appenzell InnerrhodenCanton12,84413,87014,61815,68816,100
Basel-Landschaft [Basel Country]Canton233,447248,484259,374274,404286,969
Bezirk ArlesheimDistrict134,435140,147141,599148,996155,544
Bezirk LaufenDistrict13,62514,99617,18218,90119,764
Bezirk LiestalDistrict48,49351,67154,42157,22960,108
Bezirk SissachDistrict24,70128,07831,02933,68835,548
Bezirk WaldenburgDistrict12,19313,59215,14315,59016,005
Basel-Stadt [Basel City]Canton203,915199,411188,079184,950193,829
Basel-Stadt [Basel City]Canton203,915199,411188,079184,950193,829
Bern (Berne)Canton898,397943,126957,197979,8021,030,849
Arrondissement administratif Jura bernois [Bernese Jura]District51,59351,05851,40851,66853,752
Verwaltungskreis Bern-MittellandDistrict372,883386,816385,319388,546413,041
Verwaltungskreis Biel/BienneDistrict91,73891,83488,58493,859100,119
Verwaltungskreis EmmentalDistrict86,01290,19091,80693,67797,042
Verwaltungskreis Frutigen-NiedersimmentalDistrict32,82636,25338,48839,17140,135
Verwaltungskreis Interlaken-OberhasliDistrict41,27544,78646,37146,51047,530
Verwaltungskreis OberaargauDistrict68,78073,40075,34377,18181,301
Verwaltungskreis Obersimmental-SaanenDistrict14,51615,68916,74316,81016,676
Verwaltungskreis SeelandDistrict52,97560,08364,71468,28873,790
Verwaltungskreis ThunDistrict85,79993,01798,421104,092107,463
Fribourg (Freiburg)Canton185,246213,571241,706278,493314,990
Bezirk See / District du Lac [Lake District]District19,93223,01628,17532,91136,303
Bezirk SenseDistrict29,61333,80538,29941,11343,688
District de la BroyeDistrict15,85918,55221,30926,52532,237
District de la GlâneDistrict13,82916,20917,77420,70824,048
District de la GruyèreDistrict27,90533,08038,07046,41554,421
District de la SarineDistrict69,41178,30685,46594,849105,896
District de la VeveyseDistrict8,69710,60312,61415,97218,397
Genève (Genf) [Geneva]Canton349,040379,190413,673457,715495,084
Genève (Genf) [Geneva]Canton349,040379,190413,673457,715495,084
GlarusCanton36,71838,50838,18338,60840,340
GlarusCanton36,71838,50838,18338,60840,340
Graubünden (Grigioni, Grischun) [Grisons]Canton164,641173,890187,058192,621197,855
Region AlbulaRegion6,9697,4208,1338,1478,102
Region BerninaRegion4,5524,3984,4274,6294,651
Region Engiadina Bassa / Val MüstairRegion8,0858,3948,8889,6709,262
Region ImbodenRegion14,00415,41216,85918,77320,866
Region LandquartRegion15,30218,69321,26723,09024,956
Region MalojaRegion16,25216,42018,81318,65218,399
Region MoesaRegion6,8066,8497,4717,8638,534
Region PlessurRegion38,86039,71040,70041,07042,073
Region Prättigau / DavosRegion23,16024,66226,43126,19826,062
Region SurselvaRegion19,92720,47221,61821,77721,414
Region ViamalaRegion10,72411,46012,45112,75213,536
JuraCanton64,98666,23368,22470,03273,277
District de DelémontDistrict31,77533,18534,48435,92138,329
District de PorrentruyDistrict24,64924,13824,20124,14524,571
District des Franches-MontagnesDistrict8,5628,9109,5399,96610,377
Luzern [Lucerne]Canton296,159326,268350,504377,610406,419
Wahlkreis EntlebuchDistrict20,65821,24922,46822,80223,501
Wahlkreis HochdorfDistrict47,71454,88860,75366,08172,894
Wahlkreis Luzern-Land [Lucerne Country]District66,55478,53786,60395,438100,667
Wahlkreis Luzern-Stadt [Lucerne City]District78,27476,46675,42577,49181,388
Wahlkreis SurseeDistrict43,71751,96758,44866,62474,111
Wahlkreis WillisauDistrict39,24243,16146,80749,17453,858
Neuchâtel (Neuenburg)Canton158,368163,985167,949172,085177,930
District de BoudryDistrict30,87034,44136,72138,86640,698
District de la Chaux-de-FondsDistrict38,38138,00938,23838,68839,792
District de NeuchâtelDistrict50,34451,32451,68552,66953,727
District du LocleDistrict15,90215,20314,60314,09914,407
District du Val-de-RuzDistrict11,49012,92014,52815,83117,411
District du Val-de-TraversDistrict11,38112,08812,17411,93211,895
Nidwalden [Nidwald]Canton28,61733,04437,23541,02442,958
Nidwalden [Nidwald]Canton28,61733,04437,23541,02442,958
Obwalden [Obwald]Canton25,86529,02532,42735,58537,569
Obwalden [Obwald]Canton25,86529,02532,42735,58537,569
SchaffhausenCanton69,41372,16073,39276,35681,339
Bezirk OberklettgauDistrict2,7983,3973,7214,0454,521
Bezirk ReiatDistrict6,0376,6227,4347,9469,008
Bezirk SchaffhausenDistrict49,89050,36749,67051,45754,194
Bezirk SchleitheimDistrict2,6602,8512,9862,9473,037
Bezirk SteinDistrict4,1074,5284,9865,2225,638
Bezirk UnterklettgauDistrict3,9214,3954,5954,7394,941
SchwyzCanton97,354111,964128,704146,730157,288
Bezirk EinsiedelnDistrict9,62910,86912,62214,38515,550
Bezirk GersauDistrict1,7021,7951,9342,0942,276
Bezirk HöfeDistrict16,61919,29522,90827,33628,637
Bezirk Küssnacht (SZ)District8,0919,46110,70412,22412,844
Bezirk MarchDistrict23,24228,09632,99538,98343,103
Bezirk SchwyzDistrict38,07142,44847,54151,70854,878
SolothurnCanton218,102231,746244,341255,284271,346
Bezirk BucheggbergDistrict5,7666,2507,0927,5437,864
Bezirk DorneckDistrict13,30915,70117,97819,51720,436
Bezirk GäuDistrict12,74014,42916,73718,13520,973
Bezirk GösgenDistrict20,35921,05022,21123,15524,403
Bezirk LebernDistrict39,58040,83342,00843,22845,666
Bezirk OltenDistrict46,16148,15448,98651,24054,954
Bezirk SolothurnDistrict15,77815,74815,48916,06616,700
Bezirk ThalDistrict12,77313,58714,03814,21614,585
Bezirk ThiersteinDistrict11,26612,21013,48313,94714,629
Bezirk WasseramtDistrict40,37043,78446,31948,23751,136
St. GallenCanton391,995427,501452,837478,907504,618
Wahlkreis RheintalDistrict50,92755,67661,64467,50972,493
Wahlkreis RorschachDistrict34,46337,26338,38241,04742,600
Wahlkreis SarganserlandDistrict29,64632,63035,33937,77540,452
Wahlkreis See-GasterDistrict44,84252,58157,90662,49966,641
Wahlkreis St. GallenDistrict110,167113,928114,305117,823122,083
Wahlkreis ToggenburgDistrict40,78444,01945,90745,05646,278
Wahlkreis WerdenbergDistrict25,80829,50333,00435,64438,868
Wahlkreis WilDistrict55,35861,90166,35071,55475,203
Thurgau [Thurgovia]Canton183,795209,362228,875248,444273,758
Bezirk ArbonDistrict40,26044,55948,12151,89356,219
Bezirk FrauenfeldDistrict45,43552,10257,40661,77867,692
Bezirk KreuzlingenDistrict31,08734,48937,46542,55947,815
Bezirk MünchwilenDistrict28,77334,38038,30242,02446,796
Bezirk WeinfeldenDistrict38,24043,83247,58150,19055,236
Ticino (Tessin)Canton265,899282,181306,846333,753353,699
Distretto di BellinzonaDistrict38,90741,87145,22750,81955,513
Distretto di BlenioDistrict5,0405,0805,2875,5305,748
Distretto di LeventinaDistrict11,69910,0329,5029,6009,230
Distretto di LocarnoDistrict50,77852,28657,32761,70764,155
Distretto di LuganoDistrict104,895115,413128,911141,661151,684
Distretto di MendrisioDistrict41,63843,76145,72448,72951,083
Distretto di RivieraDistrict8,2928,7179,2759,94510,319
Distretto di VallemaggiaDistrict4,6505,0215,5935,7625,967
UriCanton33,88334,20834,77735,42236,294
UriCanton33,88334,20834,77735,42236,294
Valais (Wallis)Canton218,707249,817272,399312,684341,381
Bezirk BrigDistrict19,62421,53723,05225,03326,815
Bezirk GomsDistrict4,2944,5234,7434,7454,451
Bezirk LeukDistrict10,11511,09411,63112,29412,386
Bezirk RaronDistrict9,2169,65610,38010,82910,894
Bezirk VispDistrict22,02423,52326,81927,93428,374
District de ContheyDistrict15,20118,48520,09424,21128,470
District de MartignyDistrict25,80930,67433,69341,36147,514
District de MontheyDistrict23,49329,70833,38940,76646,142
District d'EntremontDistrict9,56110,42512,13814,22315,269
District de Saint-MauriceDistrict8,82810,01810,42012,36013,758
District de SierreDistrict32,10137,68340,01846,13449,144
District de SionDistrict30,46634,21337,26342,75947,379
District d'HérensDistrict7,9758,2788,75910,03510,785
Vaud (Waadt)Canton528,747601,816640,657713,281792,995
District d'AigleDistrict27,32032,51635,24840,14345,383
District de la Broye-VullyDistrict26,51829,84330,86235,33742,312
District de la Riviera-Pays-d'EnhautDistrict63,76270,81972,02379,43185,377
District de LausanneDistrict141,109145,961144,764150,362165,410
District de Lavaux-OronDistrict40,86647,38951,34756,82461,572
District de l'Ouest lausannoisDistrict53,52261,06963,24268,23275,389
District de MorgesDistrict48,14258,29064,49973,74781,759
District de NyonDistrict46,34061,20474,08389,60199,582
District du Gros-de-VaudDistrict20,93826,94831,40137,91744,620
District du Jura-Nord vaudoisDistrict60,23067,77773,18881,68791,591
ZugCanton75,93085,546100,052113,105125,401
ZugCanton75,93085,546100,052113,105125,401
Zürich [Zurich]Canton1,122,8391,179,0441,247,9061,373,0681,503,915
Bezirk AffolternDistrict29,51335,40941,82148,09653,758
Bezirk AndelfingenDistrict21,30423,41126,60829,51131,231
Bezirk BülachDistrict91,599101,320110,465131,879149,427
Bezirk DielsdorfDistrict50,20959,03968,75880,09089,544
Bezirk DietikonDistrict67,71570,71073,16980,54790,185
Bezirk HinwilDistrict62,98070,60977,20687,82294,779
Bezirk HorgenDistrict101,552104,005106,670115,301124,065
Bezirk MeilenDistrict79,60580,71987,03097,034103,221
Bezirk PfäffikonDistrict40,24946,05150,26955,76860,101
Bezirk UsterDistrict87,50695,644106,071120,607130,621
Bezirk WinterthurDistrict121,085127,084136,566153,556167,863
Bezirk Zürich [Zurich]District369,522365,043363,273372,857409,120
Schweiz (Suisse, Svizzera, Svizra, Helvetia) [Switzerland]Confederation6,365,9606,873,6877,288,0107,870,1348,482,152

Source: Swiss Federal Statistical Office (web).

Explanation: Cantons and districts in the boundaries of December 2017. The population figures for 2017 are preliminary.