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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
2016-12-31
AargauCanton547,493611,466663,462
Bezirk AarauDistrict63,19170,59476,294
Bezirk BadenDistrict116,537131,565141,923
Bezirk BremgartenDistrict61,66169,32975,793
Bezirk BruggDistrict43,87346,67250,315
Bezirk KulmDistrict35,90437,88740,410
Bezirk LaufenburgDistrict26,01129,28231,643
Bezirk LenzburgDistrict46,39853,16960,419
Bezirk MuriDistrict28,25432,33935,447
Bezirk RheinfeldenDistrict37,25743,80547,528
Bezirk ZofingenDistrict58,24464,71070,008
Bezirk ZurzachDistrict30,16332,11433,682
Appenzell AusserrhodenCanton53,50453,01754,954
Bezirk HinterlandDistrict24,24823,57724,223
Bezirk MittellandDistrict15,62316,19517,030
Bezirk VorderlandDistrict13,63313,24513,701
Appenzell InnerrhodenCanton14,61815,68816,003
Appenzell InnerrhodenCanton14,61815,68816,003
Basel-Landschaft [Basel Country]Canton259,374274,404285,624
Bezirk ArlesheimDistrict141,599148,996154,873
Bezirk LaufenDistrict17,18218,90119,626
Bezirk LiestalDistrict54,42157,22959,659
Bezirk SissachDistrict31,02933,68835,499
Bezirk WaldenburgDistrict15,14315,59015,967
Basel-Stadt [Basel City]Canton188,079184,950193,070
Basel-Stadt [Basel City]Canton188,079184,950193,070
Bern (Berne)Canton957,197979,8021,026,513
Arrondissement administratif Jura bernois [Bernese Jura]District51,40851,66853,767
Verwaltungskreis Bern-MittellandDistrict385,319388,546410,846
Verwaltungskreis Biel/BienneDistrict88,58493,85999,674
Verwaltungskreis EmmentalDistrict91,80693,67796,657
Verwaltungskreis Frutigen-NiedersimmentalDistrict38,48839,17140,024
Verwaltungskreis Interlaken-OberhasliDistrict46,37146,51047,698
Verwaltungskreis OberaargauDistrict75,22877,18180,843
Verwaltungskreis Obersimmental-SaanenDistrict16,74316,81016,710
Verwaltungskreis SeelandDistrict64,71468,28873,239
Verwaltungskreis ThunDistrict98,439104,092107,055
Fribourg (Freiburg)Canton241,706278,493311,914
Bezirk See / District du Lac [Lake District]District28,05132,91135,835
Bezirk SenseDistrict38,29941,11343,409
District de la BroyeDistrict21,30926,52531,676
District de la GlâneDistrict17,77420,70823,628
District de la GruyèreDistrict38,07046,41553,652
District de la SarineDistrict85,12794,849105,631
District de la VeveyseDistrict12,61415,97218,083
Genève (Genf) [Geneva]Canton413,673457,715489,524
Genève (Genf) [Geneva]Canton413,673457,715489,524
GlarusCanton38,18338,60840,147
GlarusCanton38,18338,60840,147
Graubünden (Grigioni, Grischun) [Grisons]Canton187,058192,621197,550
Bezirk AlbulaDistrict8,2138,2278,214
Bezirk HinterrheinDistrict12,32512,67213,252
Bezirk ImbodenDistrict16,85918,77320,545
Bezirk InnDistrict8,8889,6709,350
Bezirk LandquartDistrict22,07524,09325,845
Bezirk Maloja / Distretto di MaloggiaDistrict18,81318,65218,550
Bezirk PlessurDistrict39,89240,06740,947
Bezirk Prättigau-DavosDistrict26,43126,19826,245
Bezirk SurselvaDistrict21,61821,77721,455
Distretto di BerninaDistrict4,4274,6294,656
Distretto di MoesaDistrict7,4717,8638,491
JuraCanton68,22470,03273,122
District de DelémontDistrict34,48435,92138,042
District de PorrentruyDistrict24,20124,14524,727
District des Franches-MontagnesDistrict9,5399,96610,353
Luzern [Lucerne]Canton350,504377,610403,397
Wahlkreis EntlebuchDistrict22,46822,80223,369
Wahlkreis HochdorfDistrict60,55166,08172,049
Wahlkreis Luzern-Land [Lucerne Country]District86,60395,43899,993
Wahlkreis Luzern-Stadt [Lucerne City]District75,42577,49181,592
Wahlkreis SurseeDistrict58,21566,62473,077
Wahlkreis WillisauDistrict46,80749,17453,317
Neuchâtel (Neuenburg)Canton167,949172,085178,567
District de BoudryDistrict36,72138,86640,572
District de la Chaux-de-FondsDistrict38,23838,68840,128
District de NeuchâtelDistrict51,68552,66953,923
District du LocleDistrict14,60314,09914,496
District du Val-de-RuzDistrict14,52815,83117,338
District du Val-de-TraversDistrict12,17411,93212,110
Nidwalden [Nidwald]Canton37,23541,02442,556
Nidwalden [Nidwald]Canton37,23541,02442,556
Obwalden [Obwald]Canton32,42735,58537,378
Obwalden [Obwald]Canton32,42735,58537,378
SchaffhausenCanton73,39276,35680,769
Bezirk OberklettgauDistrict3,9794,0454,403
Bezirk ReiatDistrict7,2607,9468,877
Bezirk SchaffhausenDistrict49,41251,45753,944
Bezirk SchleitheimDistrict2,9862,9472,998
Bezirk SteinDistrict4,9865,2225,649
Bezirk UnterklettgauDistrict4,5954,7394,898
SchwyzCanton128,704146,730155,863
Bezirk EinsiedelnDistrict12,62214,38515,361
Bezirk GersauDistrict1,9342,0942,260
Bezirk HöfeDistrict22,90827,33628,535
Bezirk Küssnacht (SZ)District10,70412,22412,512
Bezirk MarchDistrict32,99538,98342,781
Bezirk SchwyzDistrict47,54151,70854,414
SolothurnCanton244,341255,284269,441
Bezirk BucheggbergDistrict7,0927,5437,817
Bezirk DorneckDistrict17,97819,51720,442
Bezirk GäuDistrict16,73718,13520,687
Bezirk GösgenDistrict22,21123,15524,195
Bezirk LebernDistrict41,96943,22845,333
Bezirk OltenDistrict48,98651,24054,498
Bezirk SolothurnDistrict15,48916,06616,697
Bezirk ThalDistrict14,03814,21614,541
Bezirk ThiersteinDistrict13,48313,94714,527
Bezirk WasseramtDistrict46,25248,23750,704
St. GallenCanton452,837478,907502,552
Wahlkreis RheintalDistrict61,64467,50972,000
Wahlkreis RorschachDistrict38,38241,04742,404
Wahlkreis SarganserlandDistrict35,33937,77540,234
Wahlkreis See-GasterDistrict57,90662,49966,231
Wahlkreis St. GallenDistrict114,305117,823121,981
Wahlkreis ToggenburgDistrict45,90745,05646,215
Wahlkreis WerdenbergDistrict33,00435,64438,445
Wahlkreis WilDistrict66,35071,55475,042
Thurgau [Thurgovia]Canton228,875248,444270,709
Bezirk ArbonDistrict48,12151,89355,689
Bezirk FrauenfeldDistrict57,40661,77866,788
Bezirk KreuzlingenDistrict37,46542,55947,132
Bezirk MünchwilenDistrict38,30242,02446,449
Bezirk WeinfeldenDistrict47,58150,19054,651
Ticino (Tessin)Canton306,846333,753354,375
Distretto di BellinzonaDistrict43,39848,23152,063
Distretto di BlenioDistrict5,1755,5305,767
Distretto di LeventinaDistrict8,9099,6009,335
Distretto di LocarnoDistrict57,20561,70764,190
Distretto di LuganoDistrict128,234141,661152,203
Distretto di MendrisioDistrict45,27648,72951,564
Distretto di RivieraDistrict11,43412,53313,229
Distretto di VallemaggiaDistrict5,4855,7626,024
UriCanton34,77735,42236,145
UriCanton34,77735,42236,145
Valais (Wallis)Canton272,399312,684339,176
Bezirk BrigDistrict23,05225,03326,805
Bezirk GomsDistrict4,4844,7454,421
Bezirk LeukDistrict11,47012,29412,387
Bezirk RaronDistrict10,38010,82910,860
Bezirk VispDistrict26,81927,93428,371
District de ContheyDistrict20,09424,21128,082
District de MartignyDistrict33,69341,36146,899
District de MontheyDistrict33,38940,76645,718
District d'EntremontDistrict12,13814,22315,183
District de Saint-MauriceDistrict10,42012,36013,713
District de SierreDistrict40,01846,13449,028
District de SionDistrict36,99342,43146,640
District d'HérensDistrict9,02910,36311,069
Vaud (Waadt)Canton640,657713,281784,822
District d'AigleDistrict35,24840,14345,128
District de la Broye-VullyDistrict30,69635,33741,439
District de la Riviera-Pays-d'EnhautDistrict72,02379,43185,135
District de LausanneDistrict144,764150,362164,182
District de Lavaux-OronDistrict51,27456,82461,002
District de l'Ouest lausannoisDistrict63,24268,23273,643
District de MorgesDistrict64,49973,74781,075
District de NyonDistrict74,08389,60198,625
District du Gros-de-VaudDistrict31,40137,91743,788
District du Jura-Nord vaudoisDistrict73,18881,68790,805
ZugCanton100,052113,105123,948
ZugCanton100,052113,105123,948
Zürich [Zurich]Canton1,247,9061,373,0681,487,969
Bezirk AffolternDistrict41,82148,09652,904
Bezirk AndelfingenDistrict26,60829,51130,981
Bezirk BülachDistrict110,465131,879147,379
Bezirk DielsdorfDistrict68,75880,09088,921
Bezirk DietikonDistrict73,16980,54789,773
Bezirk HinwilDistrict77,20687,82294,322
Bezirk HorgenDistrict106,670115,301123,566
Bezirk MeilenDistrict87,03097,034102,280
Bezirk PfäffikonDistrict50,26955,76859,504
Bezirk UsterDistrict106,071120,607129,490
Bezirk WinterthurDistrict136,566153,556166,087
Bezirk Zürich [Zurich]District363,273372,857402,762
Schweiz (Suisse, Svizzera, Svizra, Helvetia) [Switzerland]Confederation7,288,0107,870,1348,419,550

Source: Swiss Federal Statistical Office (web).

Explanation: Districts and communes in the boundaries of December 2016. The population figures for 2016 are final.