Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich. It is located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zürich. The municipality has approximately 400,028 inhabitants, the urban agglomeration 1.315 million, and the Zurich metropolitan area 1.83 million. Zürich is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zürich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country.
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The most important ethnic group –Swiss citizens– make up 68.7% of Zurich’s inhabitants. Non-nationals make up 31.3% of Zurich’s total inhabitants. The largest minority group –people from Germany– make up 8.0% of the city’s population and people from Italy make up 3.5% of the city’s population.
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