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a canton in N Switzerland. 668 sq. mi. (1,730 sq. km).
the capital of this canton, on the Lake of Zurich.
Lake of, a lake in N Switzerland. 25 miles (40 km) long; 34 sq. mi. (88 sq. km).
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German Zü·rich [tsy-rikh] /ˈtsü rɪx/ (for defs. 1, 2).
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British Dictionary definitions for Zurich

/ (ˈzjʊərɪk, German ˈtsyːrɪç) /

a canton of NE Switzerland: mainly Protestant and German-speaking. Capital: Zürich. Pop: 342 500 (2002 est). Area: 1729 sq km (668 sq miles)
a city in NE Switzerland, the capital of Zürich canton, on Lake Zürich: the largest city and industrial centre in Switzerland; centre of the Swiss Reformation; financial centre. Pop: 336 821 (1999 est)
Lake Zürich a lake in N Switzerland, mostly in Zürich canton. Area: 89 sq km (34 sq miles)
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Cultural definitions for Zurich

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Largest city in Switzerland, situated in the northern part of the country.

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The country's commercial hub and the intellectual center of the German-speaking part of Switzerland, Zurich is known as a world banking center.
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