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Zurich, at 408m, is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zurich. It covers an area of 91,88 km² and is home to 404.783 people. About half of the Swiss population lives in the metropolitan area of Zürich.
Along with Munich and Vienna, Zurich is the city with the best quality of living according to Mercer‘s Quality of Living City Ranking.
The average temperature is 8,3°C, the yearly precipitation is about 1.031mm. Zurich sees the most rain in August with 121 mm, while January is the driest month with 67 mm of precipitation. July is the hottest month and January is the coldest.
Zürich is a vibrant city with about 250 hotels ranging from simple youth hostels to 5-star luxury hotel. The city has the largest number of nightclubs in the country – Zürich is one of the best places to party in Europe.
But Zürich has also a lot to offer during the day, such as the old city situated on either side of the river Limmat. Here you find expensive and high-class shops along the famous Bahnhofsstraße. Banks such as the Swiss National Bank or the world famous Confiserie Sprüngli are headquartered in this neighbourhood.
Zürich is a leading financial centre and global city. The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) is listed among the top universities in the world.
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