a canton in N Switzerland. 668 sq. mi. (1730 sq. km).
the capital of this canton, on the Lake of Zurich.
Lake of, a lake in N Switzerland. 25 miles (40 km) long; 34 sq. mi. (88 sq. km).
Contemporary Examples

Then when I went to Zurich and saw pictures of myself in the newspaper, it was surreal.
Roman Polanski, the Sequel Alessandra Rafferty October 2, 2012

When the fans and journalists arrived at Zurich International Airport, we had no idea what Microsoft had planned.
War Games: Microsoft Invades Liechtenstein for Halo 4 Blowout Alex Klein November 7, 2012

The Cristina Yang we met ten years ago would have had no problem leaving to run a prestigious hospital in Zurich.
Sandra Oh Says Goodbye to Grey’s Anatomy Chancellor Agard May 15, 2014

Once we landed, I headed straight for Zurich and Zaha Hadid and Suprematism at the Galerie Gmurzynska on Paradeplatz.
Live From Art Basel Anthony Haden-Guest June 16, 2010

“If he had real money in Zurich, it may be gone by now,” the official said.
The Hunt for Mubarak’s Billions Philip Shenon February 11, 2011

Historical Examples

The council of Zurich, desirous of preventing all controversy, forbade the sale of Carlstadt’s works.
History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, Volume III J. H. Merle D’Aubign

The managers in Zurich and Copenhagen are also German subjects.
England and Germany Emile Joseph Dillon

After paying short visits to Lausanne, Berne, and Zurich, the party returned home.
Elizabeth Fry Mrs. E. R. Pitman

He had been made known to her at Zurich, where he had broken his journey while on his way from Dresden.
Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad

This Graf is a brother of the two who are in Harz and Zurich.
The Letters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vol. 1 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

a canton of NE Switzerland: mainly Protestant and German-speaking. Capital: Zürich. Pop: 342 500 (2002 est). Area: 1729 sq km (668 sq miles)
a city in NE Switzerland, the capital of Zürich canton, on Lake Zürich: the largest city and industrial centre in Switzerland; centre of the Swiss Reformation; financial centre. Pop: 336 821 (1999 est)
Lake Zürich, a lake in N Switzerland, mostly in Zürich canton. Area: 89 sq km (34 sq miles)

German Zürich, ultimately from Celtic root *dur- “water.”
Zurich [(zoor-ik)]

Largest city in Switzerland, situated in the northern part of the country.

Note: The country’s commercial hub and the intellectual center of the German-speaking part of Switzerland, Zurich is known as a world banking center.


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