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Aargau in a few words

Aargau Baden

Derived from the German word "Gau"(meaning country) and from the river of "Aar", the canton Aargau or "The country of the Aar" was mentioned for the first time in 763, when it was still a part of the kingdom of Franconia. 

The canton Aargau with its now known borders exists since 1815, after it was conquered by the Habsburger in 1415 and became capital of the short-existing Helvetiian Republic in 1789.

Industry

Aargau medical industry

Referring to the production industry sector Aargau is the most important canton of Switzerland. But there are also enterprises like Roche, Novartis and Johnson & Johnson located in the canton with a population of 663 300 residents.

Outward-facing

Wellness

It is also outward-facing: 25% of its export is directly shipped to Germany and its thermal baths are very popular amongst tourists. 

The region in numbers

Area in km²
1'404
Volume, persons per km²
473
Population
663'300
Percentage of foreigners
24.7%
GDP in millions
39'705
Admission to confederation
1803
Number of municipalities
213
Unemployment rate in %
3.2%
Active population
357'500
Percentage of agricultural area
45.2%