German is the official language of this canton located in the north-western part of Switzerland. It is the most populated canton of the Swiss Confederation with 1 504 500 inhabitants and 162 municipalities. The main town: Zurich. Despite being a touristic canton (the Lake Zurich) it is also characterized by a thriving industrial activity. Almost half of the top 100 Swiss companies are based here. Agriculture is also part of the canton’s economy thanks vineyards, orchards, cereal and livestock farming. If the shores of the Lake Zurich seem to you like a perfect place to buy a property, find out more with a local real estate agent.