Zurich

geographical name
Zu·rich | \ˈzu̇r-ik \
variants: or German Zürich \ˈtsᵫ-riḵ \

Definition of Zurich 

1 canton of northern Switzerland area 668 square miles (1730 square kilometers), population 1,425,500

2 city in northern Switzerland at the northwestern end of the Lake of Zurich population 373,000

Note: The city of Zürich serves as capital of the canton of Zürich.

Other Words from Zurich

Züricher \-i-kər, -ri-ḵər \ noun

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