Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland, early settlements in the area have been found dating back more than 6400 years ago and dates its permanent settlement from the founding by the Romans, who, in 15 BC, called it Turicum. During the Middle Ages, Zürich gained the independent and privileged status and in 1519, became a primary centre of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.
Many museums and art galleries can be found in the city, including the Swiss National Museum and the Kunsthaus.
- City: Zürich
- Country: Swiss Confederation
- Main Language Alemannic Swiss German dialect
- Population 0.4 million
Map of Zürich:
“The devil hides himself in details.” Swiss Proverb
Photo Credit: By Andrew Bossi (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons