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Solothurn in a few words

Solothurn Aar

The rivers Aare and Rhine both flow through Solothurn, one of the North-Western Swiss cantons. It is officially German-speaking and consists of a population of 269 400 residents, 43% catholics and 30% protestants. With having 341 residents per square kilometer it is quite densely populated for a Swiss canton. 

History

Solothurn altstadt

Being founded as Roman colony by imperator Tiberius under the name of Salodurum, Solothurn became member of the military alliance of the Swiss confederation in 1418. 

Power

Solothurn Nuclear

One of the four Swiss nuclear power plants is located in Solothurn, the Gösgen power plant. This plant belongs to the municipality of Däniken and reaches 10% of the country's electric power production. 

The culture

Solothurn carnaval

Soluthurn is not only known for its carnival, but also for the Solothurn Film Festival, one of the most visited events in Switzerland, where national film productions are screened.

The region in numbers

Area in km²
790
Volume, persons per km²
341
Population
269'400
Percentage of foreigners
22.0%
GDP in millions
17'222
Admission to confederation
1481
Number of municipalities
109
Unemployment rate in %
3.0%
Active population
142'700
Percentage of agricultural area
42.8%