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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
AargauCanton547,493611,466663,342
Bezirk AarauDistrict63,19170,59476,278
Bezirk BadenDistrict116,537131,565141,895
Bezirk BremgartenDistrict61,66169,32975,780
Bezirk BruggDistrict43,87346,67250,305
Bezirk KulmDistrict35,90437,88740,413
Bezirk LaufenburgDistrict26,01129,28231,639
Bezirk LenzburgDistrict46,39853,16960,409
Bezirk MuriDistrict28,25432,33935,436
Bezirk RheinfeldenDistrict37,25743,80547,523
Bezirk ZofingenDistrict58,24464,71069,995
Bezirk ZurzachDistrict30,16332,11433,669
Appenzell AusserrhodenCanton53,50453,01754,947
Bezirk HinterlandDistrict24,24823,57724,221
Bezirk MittellandDistrict15,62316,19517,027
Bezirk VorderlandDistrict13,63313,24513,699
Appenzell InnerrhodenCanton14,61815,68816,003
Appenzell InnerrhodenCanton14,61815,68816,003
Basel-Landschaft [Basel Country]Canton259,374274,404285,572
Bezirk ArlesheimDistrict141,599148,996154,852
Bezirk LaufenDistrict17,18218,90119,620
Bezirk LiestalDistrict54,42157,22959,639
Bezirk SissachDistrict31,02933,68835,494
Bezirk WaldenburgDistrict15,14315,59015,967
Basel-Stadt [Basel City]Canton188,079184,950193,021
Basel-Stadt [Basel City]Canton188,079184,950193,021
Bern (Berne)Canton957,197979,8021,026,227
Arrondissement administratif Jura bernois [Bernese Jura]District51,40851,66853,752
Verwaltungskreis Bern-MittellandDistrict385,319388,546410,749
Verwaltungskreis Biel/BienneDistrict88,58493,85999,630
Verwaltungskreis EmmentalDistrict91,80693,67796,620
Verwaltungskreis Frutigen-NiedersimmentalDistrict38,48839,17140,018
Verwaltungskreis Interlaken-OberhasliDistrict46,37146,51047,694
Verwaltungskreis OberaargauDistrict75,22877,18180,818
Verwaltungskreis Obersimmental-SaanenDistrict16,74316,81016,707
Verwaltungskreis SeelandDistrict64,71468,28873,215
Verwaltungskreis ThunDistrict98,439104,092107,024
Fribourg (Freiburg)Canton241,706278,493311,830
Bezirk See / District du Lac [Lake District]District28,05132,91135,818
Bezirk SenseDistrict38,29941,11343,407
District de la BroyeDistrict21,30926,52531,673
District de la GlâneDistrict17,77420,70823,619
District de la GruyèreDistrict38,07046,41553,643
District de la SarineDistrict85,12794,849105,593
District de la VeveyseDistrict12,61415,97218,077
Genève (Genf) [Geneva]Canton413,673457,715489,361
Genève (Genf) [Geneva]Canton413,673457,715489,361
GlarusCanton38,18338,60840,141
GlarusCanton38,18338,60840,141
Graubünden (Grigioni, Grischun) [Grisons]Canton187,058192,621197,529
Bezirk AlbulaDistrict8,2138,2278,211
Bezirk HinterrheinDistrict12,32512,67213,249
Bezirk ImbodenDistrict16,85918,77320,544
Bezirk InnDistrict8,8889,6709,348
Bezirk LandquartDistrict22,07524,09325,840
Bezirk Maloja / Distretto di MaloggiaDistrict18,81318,65218,550
Bezirk PlessurDistrict39,89240,06740,945
Bezirk Prättigau-DavosDistrict26,43126,19826,241
Bezirk SurselvaDistrict21,61821,77721,455
Distretto di BerninaDistrict4,4274,6294,656
Distretto di MoesaDistrict7,4717,8638,490
JuraCanton68,22470,03273,106
District de DelémontDistrict34,48435,92138,033
District de PorrentruyDistrict24,20124,14524,721
District des Franches-MontagnesDistrict9,5399,96610,352
Luzern [Lucerne]Canton350,504377,610403,341
Wahlkreis EntlebuchDistrict22,46822,80223,368
Wahlkreis HochdorfDistrict60,55166,08172,039
Wahlkreis Luzern-Land [Lucerne Country]District86,60395,43899,969
Wahlkreis Luzern-Stadt [Lucerne City]District75,42577,49181,583
Wahlkreis SurseeDistrict58,21566,62473,071
Wahlkreis WillisauDistrict46,80749,17453,311
Neuchâtel (Neuenburg)Canton167,949172,085178,537
District de BoudryDistrict36,72138,86640,566
District de la Chaux-de-FondsDistrict38,23838,68840,124
District de NeuchâtelDistrict51,68552,66953,907
District du LocleDistrict14,60314,09914,495
District du Val-de-RuzDistrict14,52815,83117,335
District du Val-de-TraversDistrict12,17411,93212,110
Nidwalden [Nidwald]Canton37,23541,02442,547
Nidwalden [Nidwald]Canton37,23541,02442,547
Obwalden [Obwald]Canton32,42735,58537,376
Obwalden [Obwald]Canton32,42735,58537,376
SchaffhausenCanton73,39276,35680,761
Bezirk OberklettgauDistrict3,9794,0454,402
Bezirk ReiatDistrict7,2607,9468,877
Bezirk SchaffhausenDistrict49,41251,45753,938
Bezirk SchleitheimDistrict2,9862,9472,998
Bezirk SteinDistrict4,9865,2225,648
Bezirk UnterklettgauDistrict4,5954,7394,898
SchwyzCanton128,704146,730155,836
Bezirk EinsiedelnDistrict12,62214,38515,356
Bezirk GersauDistrict1,9342,0942,258
Bezirk HöfeDistrict22,90827,33628,525
Bezirk Küssnacht (SZ)District10,70412,22412,512
Bezirk MarchDistrict32,99538,98342,776
Bezirk SchwyzDistrict47,54151,70854,409
SolothurnCanton244,341255,284269,375
Bezirk BucheggbergDistrict7,0927,5437,816
Bezirk DorneckDistrict17,97819,51720,438
Bezirk GäuDistrict16,73718,13520,682
Bezirk GösgenDistrict22,21123,15524,192
Bezirk LebernDistrict41,96943,22845,319
Bezirk OltenDistrict48,98651,24054,478
Bezirk SolothurnDistrict15,48916,06616,694
Bezirk ThalDistrict14,03814,21614,538
Bezirk ThiersteinDistrict13,48313,94714,527
Bezirk WasseramtDistrict46,25248,23750,691
St. GallenCanton452,837478,907502,476
Wahlkreis RheintalDistrict61,64467,50971,989
Wahlkreis RorschachDistrict38,38241,04742,393
Wahlkreis SarganserlandDistrict35,33937,77540,226
Wahlkreis See-GasterDistrict57,90662,49966,209
Wahlkreis St. GallenDistrict114,305117,823121,974
Wahlkreis ToggenburgDistrict45,90745,05646,214
Wahlkreis WerdenbergDistrict33,00435,64438,441
Wahlkreis WilDistrict66,35071,55475,030
Thurgau [Thurgovia]Canton228,875248,444270,672
Bezirk ArbonDistrict48,12151,89355,687
Bezirk FrauenfeldDistrict57,40661,77866,778
Bezirk KreuzlingenDistrict37,46542,55947,124
Bezirk MünchwilenDistrict38,30242,02446,436
Bezirk WeinfeldenDistrict47,58150,19054,647
Ticino (Tessin)Canton306,846333,753354,357
Distretto di BellinzonaDistrict43,39848,23152,061
Distretto di BlenioDistrict5,1755,5305,766
Distretto di LeventinaDistrict8,9099,6009,337
Distretto di LocarnoDistrict57,20561,70764,187
Distretto di LuganoDistrict128,234141,661152,186
Distretto di MendrisioDistrict45,27648,72951,570
Distretto di RivieraDistrict11,43412,53313,226
Distretto di VallemaggiaDistrict5,4855,7626,024
UriCanton34,77735,42236,142
UriCanton34,77735,42236,142
Valais (Wallis)Canton272,399312,684339,060
Bezirk BrigDistrict23,05225,03326,802
Bezirk GomsDistrict4,4844,7454,419
Bezirk LeukDistrict11,47012,29412,380
Bezirk RaronDistrict10,38010,82910,859
Bezirk VispDistrict26,81927,93428,364
District de ContheyDistrict20,09424,21128,075
District de MartignyDistrict33,69341,36146,881
District de MontheyDistrict33,38940,76645,677
District d'EntremontDistrict12,13814,22315,179
District de Saint-MauriceDistrict10,42012,36013,711
District de SierreDistrict40,01846,13449,010
District de SionDistrict36,99342,43146,634
District d'HérensDistrict9,02910,36311,069
Vaud (Waadt)Canton640,657713,281784,681
District d'AigleDistrict35,24840,14345,119
District de la Broye-VullyDistrict30,69635,33741,431
District de la Riviera-Pays-d'EnhautDistrict72,02379,43185,129
District de LausanneDistrict144,764150,362164,139
District de Lavaux-OronDistrict51,27456,82460,999
District de l'Ouest lausannoisDistrict63,24268,23273,624
District de MorgesDistrict64,49973,74781,061
District de NyonDistrict74,08389,60198,603
District du Gros-de-VaudDistrict31,40137,91743,786
District du Jura-Nord vaudoisDistrict73,18881,68790,790
ZugCanton100,052113,105123,925
ZugCanton100,052113,105123,925
Zürich [Zurich]Canton1,247,9061,373,0681,487,565
Bezirk AffolternDistrict41,82148,09652,888
Bezirk AndelfingenDistrict26,60829,51130,970
Bezirk BülachDistrict110,465131,879147,329
Bezirk DielsdorfDistrict68,75880,09088,902
Bezirk DietikonDistrict73,16980,54789,736
Bezirk HinwilDistrict77,20687,82294,309
Bezirk HorgenDistrict106,670115,301123,519
Bezirk MeilenDistrict87,03097,034102,264
Bezirk PfäffikonDistrict50,26955,76859,490
Bezirk UsterDistrict106,071120,607129,452
Bezirk WinterthurDistrict136,566153,556166,055
Bezirk Zürich [Zurich]District363,273372,857402,651
Schweiz (Suisse, Svizzera, Svizra, Helvetia) [Switzerland]Confederation7,288,0107,870,1348,417,730

Source: Swiss Federal Statistical Office (web).

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