Aargau

Aargau (German: Kanton Aargau [ˈaːrɡaʊ] (listen); in Italian and Romansch Argovia; see also other names), more formally[3] the Canton of Aargau, is one of the 26 cantons forming the Swiss Confederation. It is composed of eleven districts and its capital is Aarau.

Aargau
Canton of Aargau
Kanton Aargau  (German)
Location in Switzerland
Map of Aargau

Coordinates: 47°5′N 8°0′E
CountrySwitzerland
Capital and largest cityAarau
Subdivisions213 municipalities, 11 districts
Government
  ExecutiveExecutive Council (5)
  LegislativeGrand Council (140)
Area
  Total1,403.76 km2 (541.99 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2020)[2]
  Total694,072
  Density490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeCH-AG
Highest point908 m (2,979 ft): Geissfluegrat
Lowest point260 m (853 ft): Rhine at Kaiseraugst
Joined1803
LanguagesGerman
Websitewww.ag.ch

Aargau is one of the most northerly cantons of Switzerland. It is situated by the lower course of the Aare River, which is why the canton is called Aar-gau (meaning "Aare province"). It is one of the most densely populated regions of Switzerland.[4]


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