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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.

The Details icon links to further information about a selected division including its population structure (gender, age groups, age distribution, nationality, country of birth).

NameStatusPopulation
Census
1980-12-02
Population
Census
1990-12-04
Population
Census
2000-12-05
Population
Estimate
2010-12-31
Population
Estimate
2019-12-31
AargauCanton453,442507,508547,493611,466685,845
Bezirk AarauDistrict57,80562,38463,19170,59479,330
Bezirk BadenDistrict98,769109,557116,537131,565145,146
Bezirk BremgartenDistrict46,43056,14161,66169,32978,158
Bezirk BruggDistrict37,30441,42543,87346,67251,438
Bezirk KulmDistrict30,76133,33235,90437,88742,206
Bezirk LaufenburgDistrict19,44222,50926,01129,28232,901
Bezirk LenzburgDistrict37,68442,11146,39853,16964,366
Bezirk MuriDistrict19,81023,85328,25432,33936,912
Bezirk RheinfeldenDistrict29,37432,56237,25743,80547,969
Bezirk ZofingenDistrict50,93655,45258,24464,71072,736
Bezirk ZurzachDistrict25,12728,18230,16332,11434,683
Appenzell AusserrhodenCanton47,61152,22953,50453,01755,445
Bezirk HinterlandDistrict21,54523,80524,24823,57724,275
Bezirk MittellandDistrict14,39215,37315,62316,19517,440
Bezirk VorderlandDistrict11,67413,05113,63313,24513,730
Appenzell InnerrhodenCanton12,84413,87014,61815,68816,128
Appenzell InnerrhodenCanton12,84413,87014,61815,68816,128
Basel-Landschaft [Basel Country]Canton233,447248,484259,374274,404289,468
Bezirk ArlesheimDistrict134,435140,147141,599148,996156,554
Bezirk LaufenDistrict13,62514,99617,18218,90120,052
Bezirk LiestalDistrict48,49351,67154,42157,22960,890
Bezirk SissachDistrict24,70128,07831,02933,68835,951
Bezirk WaldenburgDistrict12,19313,59215,14315,59016,021
Basel-Stadt [Basel City]Canton203,915199,411188,079184,950195,844
Basel-Stadt [Basel City]Canton203,915199,411188,079184,950195,844
Bern (Berne)Canton898,397943,126957,197979,8021,039,474
Arrondissement administratif Jura bernois [Bernese Jura]District51,59351,05851,40851,66853,707
Verwaltungskreis Bern-MittellandDistrict372,569386,534384,988388,262416,469
Verwaltungskreis Biel/BienneDistrict91,73891,83488,58493,859102,156
Verwaltungskreis EmmentalDistrict86,01290,19091,80693,67797,504
Verwaltungskreis Frutigen-NiedersimmentalDistrict32,82636,25338,48839,17140,458
Verwaltungskreis Interlaken-OberhasliDistrict41,27544,78646,37146,51047,600
Verwaltungskreis OberaargauDistrict68,78073,40075,34377,18182,061
Verwaltungskreis Obersimmental-SaanenDistrict14,51615,68916,74316,81016,556
Verwaltungskreis SeelandDistrict53,28960,36565,04568,57275,335
Verwaltungskreis ThunDistrict85,79993,01798,421104,092107,628
Fribourg (Freiburg)Canton185,246213,571241,706278,493321,783
Bezirk See / District du Lac [Lake District]District19,93223,01628,17532,91137,227
Bezirk SenseDistrict29,61333,80538,29941,11344,303
District de la BroyeDistrict15,85918,55221,30926,52533,266
District de la GlâneDistrict13,82916,20917,77420,70824,638
District de la GruyèreDistrict27,90533,08038,07046,41556,622
District de la SarineDistrict69,41178,30685,46594,849106,503
District de la VeveyseDistrict8,69710,60312,61415,97219,224
Genève [Geneva]Canton349,040379,190413,673457,715504,128
Genève (Genf) [Geneva]Canton349,040379,190413,673457,715504,128
GlarusCanton36,71838,50838,18338,60840,590
GlarusCanton36,71838,50838,18338,60840,590
Graubünden (Grigioni, Grischun) [Grisons]Canton164,641173,890187,058192,621199,021
Region AlbulaRegion6,9697,4208,1338,1478,054
Region BerninaRegion4,5524,3984,4274,6294,613
Region Engiadina Bassa / Val MüstairRegion8,0858,3948,8889,6709,197
Region ImbodenRegion14,00415,41216,85918,77321,293
Region LandquartRegion15,30218,69321,26723,09025,402
Region MalojaRegion16,25216,42018,81318,65218,184
Region MoesaRegion6,8066,8497,4717,8638,671
Region PlessurRegion38,86039,71040,70041,07042,446
Region Prättigau / DavosRegion23,16024,66226,43126,19826,089
Region SurselvaRegion19,92720,47221,61821,77721,289
Region ViamalaRegion10,72411,46012,45112,75213,783
JuraCanton64,98666,23368,22470,03273,584
District de DelémontDistrict31,77533,18534,48435,92138,739
District de PorrentruyDistrict24,64924,13824,20124,14524,398
District des Franches-MontagnesDistrict8,5628,9109,5399,96610,447
Luzern [Lucerne]Canton296,159326,268350,504377,610413,120
Wahlkreis EntlebuchDistrict20,65821,24922,46822,80223,438
Wahlkreis HochdorfDistrict47,71454,88860,75366,08173,741
Wahlkreis Luzern-Land [Lucerne Country]District66,55478,53786,60395,438103,406
Wahlkreis Luzern-Stadt [Lucerne City]District78,27476,46675,42577,49182,257
Wahlkreis SurseeDistrict43,71751,96758,44866,62475,701
Wahlkreis WillisauDistrict39,24243,16146,80749,17454,577
NeuchâtelCanton158,368163,985167,949172,085176,496
NeuchâtelCanton158,368163,985167,949172,085176,496
Nidwalden [Nidwald]Canton28,61733,04437,23541,02443,087
Nidwalden [Nidwald]Canton28,61733,04437,23541,02443,087
Obwalden [Obwald]Canton25,86529,02532,42735,58537,930
Obwalden [Obwald]Canton25,86529,02532,42735,58537,930
SchaffhausenCanton69,41372,16073,39276,35682,348
Bezirk OberklettgauDistrict2,7983,3973,7214,0454,676
Bezirk ReiatDistrict6,0376,6227,4347,9469,118
Bezirk SchaffhausenDistrict49,89050,36749,67051,45754,799
Bezirk SchleitheimDistrict2,6602,8512,9862,9472,996
Bezirk SteinDistrict4,1074,5284,9865,2225,776
Bezirk UnterklettgauDistrict3,9214,3954,5954,7394,983
SchwyzCanton97,354111,964128,704146,730160,480
Bezirk EinsiedelnDistrict9,62910,86912,62214,38516,106
Bezirk GersauDistrict1,7021,7951,9342,0942,326
Bezirk HöfeDistrict16,61919,29522,90827,33629,155
Bezirk Küssnacht (SZ)District8,0919,46110,70412,22413,300
Bezirk MarchDistrict23,24228,09632,99538,98343,796
Bezirk SchwyzDistrict38,07142,44847,54151,70855,797
SolothurnCanton218,102231,746244,341255,284275,247
Bezirk BucheggbergDistrict5,7666,2507,0927,5437,954
Bezirk DorneckDistrict13,30915,70117,97819,51720,678
Bezirk GäuDistrict12,74014,42916,73718,13521,605
Bezirk GösgenDistrict20,35921,05022,21123,15524,536
Bezirk LebernDistrict39,58040,83342,00843,22846,189
Bezirk OltenDistrict46,16148,15448,98651,24055,686
Bezirk SolothurnDistrict15,77815,74815,48916,06616,933
Bezirk ThalDistrict12,77313,58714,03814,21614,785
Bezirk ThiersteinDistrict11,26612,21013,48313,94714,747
Bezirk WasseramtDistrict40,37043,78446,31948,23752,134
St. GallenCanton391,995427,501452,837478,907510,734
Wahlkreis RheintalDistrict50,92755,67661,64467,50973,646
Wahlkreis RorschachDistrict34,46337,26338,38241,04743,490
Wahlkreis SarganserlandDistrict29,64632,63035,33937,77541,008
Wahlkreis See-GasterDistrict44,84252,58157,90662,49967,656
Wahlkreis St. GallenDistrict110,167113,928114,305117,823122,712
Wahlkreis ToggenburgDistrict40,78444,01945,90745,05646,546
Wahlkreis WerdenbergDistrict25,80829,50333,00435,64439,630
Wahlkreis WilDistrict55,35861,90166,35071,55476,046
Thurgau [Thurgovia]Canton183,795209,362228,875248,444279,547
Bezirk ArbonDistrict40,26044,55948,12151,89357,448
Bezirk FrauenfeldDistrict45,43552,10257,40661,77869,083
Bezirk KreuzlingenDistrict31,08734,48937,46542,55948,998
Bezirk MünchwilenDistrict28,77334,38038,30242,02447,639
Bezirk WeinfeldenDistrict38,24043,83247,58150,19056,379
TicinoCanton265,899282,181306,846333,753351,491
Distretto di BellinzonaDistrict38,90741,87145,22750,81955,755
Distretto di BlenioDistrict5,0405,0805,2875,5305,658
Distretto di LeventinaDistrict11,69910,0329,5029,6009,007
Distretto di LocarnoDistrict50,77852,28657,32761,70763,827
Distretto di LuganoDistrict104,895115,413128,911141,661150,634
Distretto di MendrisioDistrict41,63843,76145,72448,72950,342
Distretto di RivieraDistrict8,2928,7179,2759,94510,301
Distretto di VallemaggiaDistrict4,6505,0215,5935,7625,967
UriCanton33,88334,20834,77735,42236,703
UriCanton33,88334,20834,77735,42236,703
Valais (Wallis)Canton218,707249,817272,399312,684345,525
Bezirk BrigDistrict19,62421,53723,05225,03327,048
Bezirk GomsDistrict4,2944,5234,7434,7454,367
Bezirk LeukDistrict10,11511,09411,63112,29412,288
Bezirk RaronDistrict9,2169,65610,38010,82911,000
Bezirk VispDistrict22,02423,52326,81927,93428,345
District de ContheyDistrict15,20118,48520,09424,21129,180
District de MartignyDistrict25,80930,67433,69341,36148,299
District de MontheyDistrict23,49329,70833,38940,76647,629
District d'EntremontDistrict9,56110,42512,13814,22315,299
District de Saint-MauriceDistrict8,82810,01810,42012,36013,948
District de SierreDistrict32,10137,68340,01846,13449,260
District de SionDistrict30,46634,21337,26342,75947,925
District d'HérensDistrict7,9758,2788,75910,03510,937
Vaud (Waadt)Canton528,747601,816640,657713,281805,098
District d'AigleDistrict27,32032,51635,24840,14345,826
District de la Broye-VullyDistrict26,51829,84330,86235,33743,667
District de la Riviera-Pays-d'EnhautDistrict63,76270,81972,02379,43185,082
District de LausanneDistrict141,109145,961144,764150,362167,142
District de Lavaux-OronDistrict40,86647,38951,34756,82462,876
District de l'Ouest lausannoisDistrict53,52261,06963,24268,23276,798
District de MorgesDistrict48,14258,29064,49973,74783,418
District de NyonDistrict46,34061,20474,08389,601101,914
District du Gros-de-VaudDistrict20,93826,94831,40137,91745,735
District du Jura-Nord vaudoisDistrict60,23067,77773,18881,68792,640
ZugCanton75,93085,546100,052113,105127,642
ZugCanton75,93085,546100,052113,105127,642
Zürich [Zurich]Canton1,122,8391,179,0441,247,9061,373,0681,539,275
Bezirk AffolternDistrict29,51335,40941,82148,09655,262
Bezirk AndelfingenDistrict21,30423,41126,60829,51131,519
Bezirk BülachDistrict91,599101,320110,465131,879154,743
Bezirk DielsdorfDistrict50,20959,03968,75880,09091,313
Bezirk DietikonDistrict67,71570,71073,16980,54792,513
Bezirk HinwilDistrict62,98070,60977,20687,82296,519
Bezirk HorgenDistrict101,552104,005106,670115,301126,075
Bezirk MeilenDistrict79,60580,71987,03097,034105,397
Bezirk PfäffikonDistrict40,24946,05150,26955,76860,843
Bezirk UsterDistrict87,50695,644106,071120,607133,323
Bezirk WinterthurDistrict121,085127,084136,566153,556171,551
Bezirk Zürich [Zurich]District369,522365,043363,273372,857420,217
Schweiz (Suisse, Svizzera, Svizra, Helvetia) [Switzerland]Confederation6,365,9606,873,6877,288,0107,870,1348,606,033

Source: Swiss Federal Statistical Office (web).

Explanation: Cantons and districts in the boundaries of December 2019. The population figures for 2019 are final.


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (E 2019)
Males4,268,863
Females4,337,170
Age Groups (E 2019)
0-17 years1,542,361
18-64 years5,457,872
65+ years1,605,800
Age Distribution (E 2019)
0-9 years873,043
10-19 years844,155
20-29 years1,045,350
30-39 years1,229,176
40-49 years1,198,325
50-59 years1,292,837
60-69 years947,959
70-79 years721,518
80-89 years370,791
90+ years82,879
Nationality (E 2019)
Switzerland6,430,658
Germany307,387
France138,947
Italy321,309
Portugal260,100
ex-Yugoslavia310,675
Europe (other)465,934
Africa111,602
Asia170,926
Other country86,549
Country of Birth (E 2019)
Switzerland6,015,994
Other country2,590,039