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Zug in a few words

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This canton with its 123 900 residents is located in the middle of Switzerland and is the smallest canton of the country, with an area of 239 sqm. 

Being German-speaking and catholic, it is closely connected to the other cantons of Central Switzerland, especially after its conquest from the Habsburger by the confederation in 1352. 

The traders

Zoug café

Despite of its size, Zug is the wealthiest canton of Switzerland. Due to its tax advantage, Zug became the preferred place for big enterprises, who like to establish their headquarters there. Moreover, the canton is a turnstile for international trading of raw materials for 50 years.

The history

Zoug Morgarten

Numerous castles and the Monument of the battle of Mortgarten, where the Confederation fought against the Habsburger for the first time, are impressing for history lovers. 

The region in numbers

Area in km²
239
Volume, persons per km²
519
Population
123'900
Percentage of foreigners
27.5%
GDP in millions
17'939
Admission to confederation
1352
Number of municipalities
11
Unemployment rate in %
2.4%
Active population
67'100
Percentage of agricultural area
51.3%