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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
AargauCanton547,493611,466653,541
Bezirk AarauDistrict63,19170,59475,171
Bezirk BadenDistrict116,537131,565140,072
Bezirk BremgartenDistrict61,66169,32974,587
Bezirk BruggDistrict43,87346,67249,661
Bezirk KulmDistrict35,90437,88739,886
Bezirk LaufenburgDistrict26,01129,28231,264
Bezirk LenzburgDistrict46,39853,16958,698
Bezirk MuriDistrict28,25432,33934,794
Bezirk RheinfeldenDistrict37,25743,80547,034
Bezirk ZofingenDistrict58,24464,71069,044
Bezirk ZurzachDistrict30,16332,11433,330
Appenzell AusserrhodenCanton53,50453,01754,530
Bezirk HinterlandDistrict24,24823,57724,166
Bezirk MittellandDistrict15,62316,19516,859
Bezirk VorderlandDistrict13,63313,24513,505
Appenzell InnerrhodenCanton14,61815,68815,973
Appenzell InnerrhodenCanton14,61815,68815,973
Basel-Landschaft [Basel Country]Canton259,374274,404283,157
Bezirk ArlesheimDistrict141,599148,996153,339
Bezirk LaufenDistrict17,18218,90119,570
Bezirk LiestalDistrict54,42157,22959,159
Bezirk SissachDistrict31,02933,68835,216
Bezirk WaldenburgDistrict15,14315,59015,873
Basel-Stadt [Basel City]Canton188,079184,950191,757
Basel-Stadt [Basel City]Canton188,079184,950191,757
Bern (Berne)Canton957,197979,8021,017,183
Arrondissement administratif Jura bernois [Bernese Jura]District51,40851,66853,528
Verwaltungskreis Bern-MittellandDistrict385,319388,546406,187
Verwaltungskreis Biel/BienneDistrict88,58493,85998,855
Verwaltungskreis EmmentalDistrict91,80693,67796,187
Verwaltungskreis Frutigen-NiedersimmentalDistrict38,48839,17139,682
Verwaltungskreis Interlaken-OberhasliDistrict46,37146,51047,354
Verwaltungskreis OberaargauDistrict75,22877,18179,913
Verwaltungskreis Obersimmental-SaanenDistrict16,74316,81016,685
Verwaltungskreis SeelandDistrict64,71468,28872,063
Verwaltungskreis ThunDistrict98,439104,092106,729
Fribourg (Freiburg)Canton241,706278,493307,409
Bezirk See / District du Lac [Lake District]District28,05132,91135,307
Bezirk SenseDistrict38,29941,11343,191
District de la BroyeDistrict21,30926,52530,838
District de la GlâneDistrict17,77420,70823,275
District de la GruyèreDistrict38,07046,41552,531
District de la SarineDistrict85,12794,849104,368
District de la VeveyseDistrict12,61415,97217,899
Genève (Genf) [Geneva]Canton413,673457,715484,445
Genève (Genf) [Geneva]Canton413,673457,715484,445
GlarusCanton38,18338,60840,021
GlarusCanton38,18338,60840,021
Graubünden (Grigioni, Grischun) [Grisons]Canton187,058192,621196,564
Bezirk AlbulaDistrict8,2138,2278,204
Bezirk HinterrheinDistrict12,32512,67213,171
Bezirk ImbodenDistrict16,85918,77320,152
Bezirk InnDistrict8,8889,6709,475
Bezirk LandquartDistrict22,07524,09325,551
Bezirk Maloja / Distretto di MaloggiaDistrict18,81318,65218,697
Bezirk PlessurDistrict39,89240,06740,701
Bezirk Prättigau-DavosDistrict26,43126,19826,245
Bezirk SurselvaDistrict21,61821,77721,322
Distretto di BerninaDistrict4,4274,6294,619
Distretto di MoesaDistrict7,4717,8638,427
JuraCanton68,22470,03272,771
District de DelémontDistrict34,48435,92137,904
District de PorrentruyDistrict24,20124,14524,556
District des Franches-MontagnesDistrict9,5399,96610,311
Luzern [Lucerne]Canton350,504377,610398,699
Wahlkreis EntlebuchDistrict22,46822,80223,247
Wahlkreis HochdorfDistrict60,55166,08170,954
Wahlkreis Luzern-Land [Lucerne Country]District86,60395,43898,991
Wahlkreis Luzern-Stadt [Lucerne City]District75,42577,49181,284
Wahlkreis SurseeDistrict58,21566,62471,637
Wahlkreis WillisauDistrict46,80749,17452,586
Neuchâtel (Neuenburg)Canton167,949172,085178,073
District de BoudryDistrict36,72138,86640,522
District de la Chaux-de-FondsDistrict38,23838,68840,137
District de NeuchâtelDistrict51,68552,66953,761
District du LocleDistrict14,60314,09914,504
District du Val-de-RuzDistrict14,52815,83117,080
District du Val-de-TraversDistrict12,17411,93212,069
Nidwalden [Nidwald]Canton37,23541,02442,416
Nidwalden [Nidwald]Canton37,23541,02442,416
Obwalden [Obwald]Canton32,42735,58537,071
Obwalden [Obwald]Canton32,42735,58537,071
SchaffhausenCanton73,39276,35679,828
Bezirk OberklettgauDistrict3,9794,0454,297
Bezirk ReiatDistrict7,2607,9468,691
Bezirk SchaffhausenDistrict49,41251,45753,518
Bezirk SchleitheimDistrict2,9862,9473,011
Bezirk SteinDistrict4,9865,2225,489
Bezirk UnterklettgauDistrict4,5954,7394,822
SchwyzCanton128,704146,730154,073
Bezirk EinsiedelnDistrict12,62214,38515,077
Bezirk GersauDistrict1,9342,0942,240
Bezirk HöfeDistrict22,90827,33628,218
Bezirk Küssnacht (SZ)District10,70412,22412,423
Bezirk MarchDistrict32,99538,98342,104
Bezirk SchwyzDistrict47,54151,70854,011
SolothurnCanton244,341255,284266,369
Bezirk BucheggbergDistrict7,0927,5437,689
Bezirk DorneckDistrict17,97819,51720,306
Bezirk GäuDistrict16,73718,13520,394
Bezirk GösgenDistrict22,21123,15524,032
Bezirk LebernDistrict41,96943,22844,831
Bezirk OltenDistrict48,98651,24053,713
Bezirk SolothurnDistrict15,48916,06616,719
Bezirk ThalDistrict14,03814,21614,426
Bezirk ThiersteinDistrict13,48313,94714,401
Bezirk WasseramtDistrict46,25248,23749,858
St. GallenCanton452,837478,907499,006
Wahlkreis RheintalDistrict61,64467,50971,055
Wahlkreis RorschachDistrict38,38241,04742,263
Wahlkreis SarganserlandDistrict35,33937,77539,836
Wahlkreis See-GasterDistrict57,90662,49965,755
Wahlkreis St. GallenDistrict114,305117,823121,706
Wahlkreis ToggenburgDistrict45,90745,05645,910
Wahlkreis WerdenbergDistrict33,00435,64437,949
Wahlkreis WilDistrict66,35071,55474,532
Thurgau [Thurgovia]Canton228,875248,444267,393
Bezirk ArbonDistrict48,12151,89354,920
Bezirk FrauenfeldDistrict57,40661,77865,662
Bezirk KreuzlingenDistrict37,46542,55946,581
Bezirk MünchwilenDistrict38,30242,02445,976
Bezirk WeinfeldenDistrict47,58150,19054,254
Ticino (Tessin)Canton306,846333,753351,894
Distretto di BellinzonaDistrict43,39848,23151,421
Distretto di BlenioDistrict5,1755,5305,714
Distretto di LeventinaDistrict8,9099,6009,342
Distretto di LocarnoDistrict57,20561,70763,685
Distretto di LuganoDistrict128,234141,661151,487
Distretto di MendrisioDistrict45,27648,72951,178
Distretto di RivieraDistrict11,43412,53313,086
Distretto di VallemaggiaDistrict5,4855,7625,981
UriCanton34,77735,42235,971
UriCanton34,77735,42235,971
Valais (Wallis)Canton272,399312,684335,622
Bezirk BrigDistrict23,05225,03326,578
Bezirk GomsDistrict4,4844,7454,451
Bezirk LeukDistrict11,47012,29412,367
Bezirk RaronDistrict10,38010,82910,841
Bezirk VispDistrict26,81927,93428,401
District de ContheyDistrict20,09424,21127,308
District de MartignyDistrict33,69341,36146,131
District de MontheyDistrict33,38940,76645,176
District d'EntremontDistrict12,13814,22315,041
District de Saint-MauriceDistrict10,42012,36013,494
District de SierreDistrict40,01846,13448,893
District de SionDistrict36,99342,43145,916
District d'HérensDistrict9,02910,36311,025
Vaud (Waadt)Canton640,657713,281773,239
District d'AigleDistrict35,24840,14344,488
District de la Broye-VullyDistrict31,47636,24641,800
District de la Riviera-Pays-d'EnhautDistrict72,02379,43184,209
District de LausanneDistrict144,764150,362161,143
District de Lavaux-OronDistrict50,49455,91559,301
District de l'Ouest lausannoisDistrict63,24268,23272,709
District de MorgesDistrict64,49973,74780,083
District de NyonDistrict74,08389,60197,217
District du Gros-de-VaudDistrict31,40137,91742,937
District du Jura-Nord vaudoisDistrict73,18881,68789,352
ZugCanton100,052113,105122,113
ZugCanton100,052113,105122,113
Zürich [Zurich]Canton1,247,9061,373,0681,466,076
Bezirk AffolternDistrict41,82148,09651,597
Bezirk AndelfingenDistrict26,60829,51130,879
Bezirk BülachDistrict110,465131,879144,325
Bezirk DielsdorfDistrict68,75880,09087,362
Bezirk DietikonDistrict73,16980,54788,348
Bezirk HinwilDistrict77,20687,82293,133
Bezirk HorgenDistrict106,670115,301122,515
Bezirk MeilenDistrict87,03097,034100,947
Bezirk PfäffikonDistrict50,26955,76858,814
Bezirk UsterDistrict106,071120,607127,644
Bezirk WinterthurDistrict136,566153,556163,655
Bezirk Zürich [Zurich]District363,273372,857396,857
Schweiz (Suisse, Svizzera, Svizra, Helvetia) [Switzerland]Confederation7,288,0107,870,1348,325,194

Source: Swiss Federal Statistical Office (web).
Districts and communes in the boundaries of December 2015.