Extreme points of Switzerland

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This is a list of the extreme points of Switzerland.

Elevation[edit]

Type Point Location Canton Elevation Coordinates
highest point Monte Rosa Zermatt Valais 4634 m 45°56′12″N 007°52′00″E / 45.93667°N 7.86667°E / 45.93667; 7.86667 (Dufourspitze - highest point (4634 m))
lowest point Lake Maggiore Locarno (district) Ticino 195 m 46°08′N 8°48′E / 46.14°N 8.8°E / 46.14; 8.8 (Lake Maggiore surface - lowest point (195 m))
highest city Davos Davos Grisons 1560 m 46°48′N 009°50′E / 46.800°N 9.833°E / 46.800; 9.833 (Davos - highest city)
highest village Juf Avers Grisons 2126 m 46°26′44″N 009°34′45″E / 46.44556°N 9.57917°E / 46.44556; 9.57917 (Juf (Grisons) - highest village)
highest train station Jungfraujoch Fieschertal, (in Bernese Oberland) Berne 3454 m 46°32′55″N 007°58′59″E / 46.54861°N 7.98306°E / 46.54861; 7.98306 (Jungfraujoch Station - highest train station)
highest airport Samedan Airport Samedan Grisons 1707 m 46°32′02″N 009°53′02″E / 46.53389°N 9.88389°E / 46.53389; 9.88389 (Samedan Airport - highest airport)
highest cable car Klein Matterhorn Zermatt Valais 3883 m 45°56′18″N 007°43′47″E / 45.93833°N 7.72972°E / 45.93833; 7.72972 (Klein Matterhorn - highest cable car)
highest ski area Gobba di Rollin Zermatt Valais 3899 m
highest waterfall 2nd of the Seerenbach Falls Betlis, Amden St. Gallen (302 m of 585 m) 47°09′N 009°08′E / 47.150°N 9.133°E / 47.150; 9.133 (Seerenbach Falls - highest waterfalls)
(tallest structure) Grande Dixence Dam Hérémence Valais (285 m) 46°4.8′N 7°24′E / 46.0800°N 7.400°E / 46.0800; 7.400 (Grande Dixence Dam - tallest structure)

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Latitude and longitude[edit]

Description Location Municipality Canton Swiss Grid Coordinates Pic
Northernmost point 47°48'N at Oberbargen Bargen Schaffhausen 684600.234 / 295933.843 [1] 47°48′29.75″N 008°34′04.43″E / 47.8082639°N 8.5678972°E / 47.8082639; 8.5678972 (Oberbargen - northernmost point) [2] [3]
Southernmost point 45°49'N at Pedrinate Chiasso Ticino 45°49′04.91″N 009°00′59.34″E / 45.8180306°N 9.0164833°E / 45.8180306; 9.0164833 (Pedrinate - southernmost point) [2]
Westernmost point 5°57'E Chancy Geneva 46°07′56.07″N 005°57′22.69″E / 46.1322417°N 5.9563028°E / 46.1322417; 5.9563028 (Chancy - westernmost point) [2]
Easternmost point 10°29'E at Piz Chavalatsch Müstair Grisons 833841 / 166938 [4] 46°36′46″N 10°29′31″E / 46.61278°N 10.49194°E / 46.61278; 10.49194 (Piz Chavalatsch - easternmost point)

See also: Geographical centre of Switzerland

References[edit]

  1. ^ GIS SH
  2. ^ a b c - Bing(formerly) MSN Maps as per instructions at Wikipedia: Obtaining geographic coordinates
  3. ^ SwissFot: Photo
  4. ^ Uffizi d'agricultura e da geoinfurmaziun dal chantun Grischun

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