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The Cantons of Switzerland

Switzerland is divided into Cantons (regions).

ZH Zrich SH Schaffhausen
BE Bern / Berne AR Appenzell Ausserrhoden / Appenzell Outer Rhodes
LU Luzern / Lucerne AI Appenzell Innerrhoden / Appenzell Inner Rhodes
UR Uri SG Sankt Gallen / St. Gallen
SZ Schwyz GR Graubnden / Grisons
OW Obwalden AG Aargau / Argovia
NW Nidwalden TG Thurgau / Thurgovia
GL Glarus TI Ticino
ZG Zug VD Vaud
FR Freiburg / Fribourg VS Valais / Wallis
SO Solothurn NE Neuchtel
BS Basel Stadt / Basel City GE Genve / Geneva
BL Basel Land / Basel Country JU Jura

Obwalden and Nidwalden together are called Unterwalden.

This Switzerland government website shows the official list of cantons: www.admin.ch.

The map and Canton flags on this page were taken from the www.admin.ch website with permission from Informationsdienst, Bundeskanzlei, Schweizerisches Bundeshaus West, 3003 BERN, May 2002.

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