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Contents: Cantons and Districts

The population of the Swiss cantons and districts according to census results and latest official estimates.

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NameStatusPopulation
Census
1980-12-02
Population
Census
1990-12-04
Population
Census
2000-12-05
Population
Estimate
2010-12-31
Population
Estimate
2018-12-31
AargauCanton453,442507,508547,493611,466678,034
Bezirk AarauDistrict57,80562,38463,19170,59478,287
Bezirk BadenDistrict98,769109,557116,537131,565144,098
Bezirk BremgartenDistrict46,43056,14161,66169,32977,343
Bezirk BruggDistrict37,30441,42543,87346,67250,865
Bezirk KulmDistrict30,76133,33235,90437,88741,570
Bezirk LaufenburgDistrict19,44222,50926,01129,28232,547
Bezirk LenzburgDistrict37,68442,11146,39853,16963,013
Bezirk MuriDistrict19,81023,85328,25432,33936,236
Bezirk RheinfeldenDistrict29,37432,56237,25743,80547,917
Bezirk ZofingenDistrict50,93655,45258,24464,71071,752
Bezirk ZurzachDistrict25,12728,18230,16332,11434,406
Appenzell AusserrhodenCanton47,61152,22953,50453,01755,222
Bezirk HinterlandDistrict21,54523,80524,24823,57724,391
Bezirk MittellandDistrict14,39215,37315,62316,19517,263
Bezirk VorderlandDistrict11,67413,05113,63313,24513,568
Appenzell InnerrhodenCanton12,84413,87014,61815,68816,142
Appenzell InnerrhodenCanton12,84413,87014,61815,68816,142
Basel-Landschaft [Basel Country]Canton233,447248,484259,374274,404288,079
Bezirk ArlesheimDistrict134,435140,147141,599148,996155,824
Bezirk LaufenDistrict13,62514,99617,18218,90119,909
Bezirk LiestalDistrict48,49351,67154,42157,22960,601
Bezirk SissachDistrict24,70128,07831,02933,68835,781
Bezirk WaldenburgDistrict12,19313,59215,14315,59015,964
Basel-Stadt [Basel City]Canton203,915199,411188,079184,950194,706
Basel-Stadt [Basel City]Canton203,915199,411188,079184,950194,706
Bern (Berne)Canton898,397943,126957,197979,8021,034,508
Arrondissement administratif Jura bernois [Bernese Jura]District51,59351,05851,40851,66853,694
Verwaltungskreis Bern-MittellandDistrict372,883386,816385,319388,546414,468
Verwaltungskreis Biel/BienneDistrict91,73891,83488,58493,859101,246
Verwaltungskreis EmmentalDistrict86,01290,19091,80693,67797,166
Verwaltungskreis Frutigen-NiedersimmentalDistrict32,82636,25338,48839,17140,363
Verwaltungskreis Interlaken-OberhasliDistrict41,27544,78646,37146,51047,369
Verwaltungskreis OberaargauDistrict68,78073,40075,34377,18181,729
Verwaltungskreis Obersimmental-SaanenDistrict14,51615,68916,74316,81016,585
Verwaltungskreis SeelandDistrict52,97560,08364,71468,28874,430
Verwaltungskreis ThunDistrict85,79993,01798,421104,092107,458
Fribourg (Freiburg)Canton185,246213,571241,706278,493318,653
Bezirk See / District du Lac [Lake District]District19,93223,01628,17532,91136,793
Bezirk SenseDistrict29,61333,80538,29941,11343,985
District de la BroyeDistrict15,85918,55221,30926,52532,885
District de la GlâneDistrict13,82916,20917,77420,70824,329
District de la GruyèreDistrict27,90533,08038,07046,41555,720
District de la SarineDistrict69,41178,30685,46594,849106,114
District de la VeveyseDistrict8,69710,60312,61415,97218,827
Genève [Geneva]Canton349,040379,190413,673457,715499,332
Genève (Genf) [Geneva]Canton349,040379,190413,673457,715499,332
GlarusCanton36,71838,50838,18338,60840,400
GlarusCanton36,71838,50838,18338,60840,400
Graubünden (Grigioni, Grischun) [Grisons]Canton164,641173,890187,058192,621198,337
Region AlbulaRegion6,9697,4208,1338,1478,118
Region BerninaRegion4,5524,3984,4274,6294,630
Region Engiadina Bassa / Val MüstairRegion8,0858,3948,8889,6709,199
Region ImbodenRegion14,00415,41216,85918,77320,965
Region LandquartRegion15,30218,69321,26723,09025,149
Region MalojaRegion16,25216,42018,81318,65218,259
Region MoesaRegion6,8066,8497,4717,8638,567
Region PlessurRegion38,86039,71040,70041,07042,310
Region Prättigau / DavosRegion23,16024,66226,43126,19826,078
Region SurselvaRegion19,92720,47221,61821,77721,475
Region ViamalaRegion10,72411,46012,45112,75213,587
JuraCanton64,98666,23368,22470,03273,401
District de DelémontDistrict31,77533,18534,48435,92138,581
District de PorrentruyDistrict24,64924,13824,20124,14524,433
District des Franches-MontagnesDistrict8,5628,9109,5399,96610,387
Luzern [Lucerne]Canton296,159326,268350,504377,610409,480
Wahlkreis EntlebuchDistrict20,65821,24922,46822,80223,457
Wahlkreis HochdorfDistrict47,71454,88860,75366,08173,389
Wahlkreis Luzern-Land [Lucerne Country]District66,55478,53786,60395,438101,948
Wahlkreis Luzern-Stadt [Lucerne City]District78,27476,46675,42577,49181,673
Wahlkreis SurseeDistrict43,71751,96758,44866,62474,801
Wahlkreis WillisauDistrict39,24243,16146,80749,17454,212
NeuchâtelCanton158,368163,985167,949172,085176,807
NeuchâtelCanton158,368163,985167,949172,085176,807
Nidwalden [Nidwald]Canton28,61733,04437,23541,02443,215
Nidwalden [Nidwald]Canton28,61733,04437,23541,02443,215
Obwalden [Obwald]Canton25,86529,02532,42735,58537,839
Obwalden [Obwald]Canton25,86529,02532,42735,58537,839
SchaffhausenCanton69,41372,16073,39276,35681,981
Bezirk OberklettgauDistrict2,7983,3973,7214,0454,597
Bezirk ReiatDistrict6,0376,6227,4347,9469,006
Bezirk SchaffhausenDistrict49,89050,36749,67051,45754,683
Bezirk SchleitheimDistrict2,6602,8512,9862,9473,043
Bezirk SteinDistrict4,1074,5284,9865,2225,667
Bezirk UnterklettgauDistrict3,9214,3954,5954,7394,985
SchwyzCanton97,354111,964128,704146,730159,148
Bezirk EinsiedelnDistrict9,62910,86912,62214,38515,867
Bezirk GersauDistrict1,7021,7951,9342,0942,319
Bezirk HöfeDistrict16,61919,29522,90827,33628,908
Bezirk Küssnacht (SZ)District8,0919,46110,70412,22413,084
Bezirk MarchDistrict23,24228,09632,99538,98343,594
Bezirk SchwyzDistrict38,07142,44847,54151,70855,376
SolothurnCanton218,102231,746244,341255,284273,138
Bezirk BucheggbergDistrict5,7666,2507,0927,5437,919
Bezirk DorneckDistrict13,30915,70117,97819,51720,518
Bezirk GäuDistrict12,74014,42916,73718,13521,395
Bezirk GösgenDistrict20,35921,05022,21123,15524,428
Bezirk LebernDistrict39,58040,83342,00843,22845,863
Bezirk OltenDistrict46,16148,15448,98651,24055,364
Bezirk SolothurnDistrict15,77815,74815,48916,06616,773
Bezirk ThalDistrict12,77313,58714,03814,21614,707
Bezirk ThiersteinDistrict11,26612,21013,48313,94714,641
Bezirk WasseramtDistrict40,37043,78446,31948,23751,530
St. GallenCanton391,995427,501452,837478,907507,573
Wahlkreis RheintalDistrict50,92755,67661,64467,50973,078
Wahlkreis RorschachDistrict34,46337,26338,38241,04743,136
Wahlkreis SarganserlandDistrict29,64632,63035,33937,77540,705
Wahlkreis See-GasterDistrict44,84252,58157,90662,49967,073
Wahlkreis St. GallenDistrict110,167113,928114,305117,823122,384
Wahlkreis ToggenburgDistrict40,78444,01945,90745,05646,443
Wahlkreis WerdenbergDistrict25,80829,50333,00435,64439,185
Wahlkreis WilDistrict55,35861,90166,35071,55475,569
Thurgau [Thurgovia]Canton183,795209,362228,875248,444276,430
Bezirk ArbonDistrict40,26044,55948,12151,89356,633
Bezirk FrauenfeldDistrict45,43552,10257,40661,77868,326
Bezirk KreuzlingenDistrict31,08734,48937,46542,55948,333
Bezirk MünchwilenDistrict28,77334,38038,30242,02447,316
Bezirk WeinfeldenDistrict38,24043,83247,58150,19055,822
TicinoCanton265,899282,181306,846333,753353,317
Distretto di BellinzonaDistrict38,90741,87145,22750,81955,712
Distretto di BlenioDistrict5,0405,0805,2875,5305,682
Distretto di LeventinaDistrict11,69910,0329,5029,6009,111
Distretto di LocarnoDistrict50,77852,28657,32761,70764,069
Distretto di LuganoDistrict104,895115,413128,911141,661151,576
Distretto di MendrisioDistrict41,63843,76145,72448,72950,862
Distretto di RivieraDistrict8,2928,7179,2759,94510,334
Distretto di VallemaggiaDistrict4,6505,0215,5935,7625,971
UriCanton33,88334,20834,77735,42236,423
UriCanton33,88334,20834,77735,42236,423
Valais (Wallis)Canton218,707249,817272,399312,684343,850
Bezirk BrigDistrict19,62421,53723,05225,03326,906
Bezirk GomsDistrict4,2944,5234,7434,7454,440
Bezirk LeukDistrict10,11511,09411,63112,29412,353
Bezirk RaronDistrict9,2169,65610,38010,82910,941
Bezirk VispDistrict22,02423,52326,81927,93428,443
District de ContheyDistrict15,20118,48520,09424,21128,895
District de MartignyDistrict25,80930,67433,69341,36147,962
District de MontheyDistrict23,49329,70833,38940,76647,027
District d'EntremontDistrict9,56110,42512,13814,22315,255
District de Saint-MauriceDistrict8,82810,01810,42012,36013,815
District de SierreDistrict32,10137,68340,01846,13449,206
District de SionDistrict30,46634,21337,26342,75947,745
District d'HérensDistrict7,9758,2788,75910,03510,862
Vaud (Waadt)Canton528,747601,816640,657713,281798,962
District d'AigleDistrict27,32032,51635,24840,14345,579
District de la Broye-VullyDistrict26,51829,84330,86235,33743,124
District de la Riviera-Pays-d'EnhautDistrict63,76270,81972,02379,43184,967
District de LausanneDistrict141,109145,961144,764150,362166,307
District de Lavaux-OronDistrict40,86647,38951,34756,82462,316
District de l'Ouest lausannoisDistrict53,52261,06963,24268,23276,194
District de MorgesDistrict48,14258,29064,49973,74782,597
District de NyonDistrict46,34061,20474,08389,601100,669
District du Gros-de-VaudDistrict20,93826,94831,40137,91745,253
District du Jura-Nord vaudoisDistrict60,23067,77773,18881,68791,956
ZugCanton75,93085,546100,052113,105126,812
ZugCanton75,93085,546100,052113,105126,812
Zürich [Zurich]Canton1,122,8391,179,0441,247,9061,373,0681,520,534
Bezirk AffolternDistrict29,51335,40941,82148,09654,600
Bezirk AndelfingenDistrict21,30423,41126,60829,51131,373
Bezirk BülachDistrict91,599101,320110,465131,879151,447
Bezirk DielsdorfDistrict50,20959,03968,75880,09090,441
Bezirk DietikonDistrict67,71570,71073,16980,54791,038
Bezirk HinwilDistrict62,98070,60977,20687,82295,685
Bezirk HorgenDistrict101,552104,005106,670115,301124,771
Bezirk MeilenDistrict79,60580,71987,03097,034104,374
Bezirk PfäffikonDistrict40,24946,05150,26955,76860,424
Bezirk UsterDistrict87,50695,644106,071120,607131,666
Bezirk WinterthurDistrict121,085127,084136,566153,556169,500
Bezirk Zürich [Zurich]District369,522365,043363,273372,857415,215
Schweiz (Suisse, Svizzera, Svizra, Helvetia) [Switzerland]Confederation6,365,9606,873,6877,288,0107,870,1348,542,323

Source: Swiss Federal Statistical Office (web).

Explanation: Cantons and districts in the boundaries of December 2018. The population figures for 2018 are preliminary.