Zurich skyline

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Zurich (German: Zürich, German pronunciation: [ˈtsyːrɪç]; Swiss German: Züri ) is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zurich. It is located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich. The municipality has approximately 390 000 inhabitants, and the Zurich metropolitan area 1.83 million. Zurich is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zurich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country.

Permanently settled for around 7000 years, the history of Zurich goes back to its founding by the Romans, who, in 15 BC, called it Turicum. During the Middle Ages Zurich gained the independent and privileged status of imperial immediacy and, in 1519, was the place of origin and centre of the Protestant Reformation in German-speaking Switzerland, led by Ulrich Zwingli.

Zurich is a leading global city and among the world's largest financial centres. The city is home to a large number of financial institutions and banking giants. Also, most of the research and development centres are concentrated in Zurich and the low rate of tax attracts overseas companies to set up their headquarters there.

Monocle's 2012 "Quality of Life Survey" ranked Zurich first on a list of the top 25 cities in the world "to make a base within". According to several surveys from 2006 to 2008, Zurich was named the city with the best quality of life in the world as well as the wealthiest city in Europe.

Many museums and art galleries can be found in the city, including the Swiss National Museum and the Kunsthaus. Zurich also hosts one of the most important theatres in the German-speaking world

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Comments (13)

KWO Tsoumenis on August 16, 2012

Very beautifuL I K E:-)

Petros Kalaitzis on August 16, 2012

Beautiful view. LIKE. Greetings, Petros

Don Z on August 16, 2012

♦♦ LIKE 3 ♦♦
Beautiful view!!
Congratulations!
Best regards, Don Z.

Sandro & Cristina on August 16, 2012

Wonderful landscape Džine, like.

Greetings from Italy, Sandro e Cristina

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zanot10 - NO VIEWS on August 16, 2012

Very good view! LIKE!

Greetings Z.

Guizel J.c on August 17, 2012

Beautiful city view,beautiful place

LIKE

cheers.J.c

Stathis Chionidis on August 18, 2012

Nice city view and shot..LIKE.Best wishes. Stathis

Senad Džinić (Džine) on August 22, 2012

Thank You very much to all Tsoumenis , Petros , Don Z , Sandro & Cristina , Zanot , guizel & Stathis..Best regards, Džine

Ehsan Khanjani on August 23, 2012

tres belle.

j`aime.

Senad Džinić (Džine) on August 24, 2012

Thank You ehsan..Best regards, Džine

Bassam Jayousi on August 25, 2012

Outstanding shot. Like

Best wishes, Bassam


Anton Bacea on August 30, 2012

Very beautiful and good photo!

LIKE-10!

Greetings from Romania, Anton

Senad Džinić (Džine) on August 30, 2012

Thank You Bassam & Anton ..Best wishes, Džine

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Photo taken in Zurich town hall, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Uploaded on August 15, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Senad Džinić (Džine)
    • Camera: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY KODAK EASYSHARE C713 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
    • Taken on 2012/08/04 14:39:30
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/625)
    • Focal Length: 6.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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