List of cities in Switzerland

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These are lists of cities in Switzerland. Municipalities with more than 10,000 inhabitants are considered to be "cities" (in German: Städte, in French: villes, in Italian: città). See Municipalities of Switzerland for a table of the largest and smallest.

Population of cities with more than 10,000 inhabitants

Largest cities in Switzerland:

  1. Zürich
  2. Geneva
  3. Basel
  4. Lausanne
  5. Bern
  6. Lucerne
  7. Winterthur
  8. St. Gallen
  9. Lugano
  10. Biel/Bienne
  11. Thun
  12. Köniz
  13. La Chaux-de-Fonds
  14. Schaffhausen
  15. Fribourg
  16. Vernier
  17. Chur
  18. Neuchâtel
  19. Uster
  20. Sion

List of cities[edit]

This is an alphabetical list of cities with a population of more than 10,000 inhabitants and places with historic city rights or market towns.

  • Places in bold print are cities because of population and historic city rights.
  • Places in italics are cities with a population below 10,000, either places with historic city rights or market towns. Market towns are identified with 1.
  • Places in normal print are cities with a population of more than 10,000 only. Places that had lost historic city rights previously are identified with ².


City District Canton Population Population (with surroundings) Agglomeration
Aarau Aarau Aargau 15,200 -
Aarberg Aarberg Bern 3,200 -
Aarburg Zofingen Aargau 6,300 -
Adliswil Horgen Zurich 15,600 -
Affoltern am Albis Affoltern Zurich 10,100 -
Agno Lugano Ticino 4,200 -
Aigle Aigle Vaud 7,600 -
Allschwil Arlesheim Basel-Country 18,200 -
Altdorf 1 - Uri 8,600 -
Altstätten Rheintal St. Gallen 10,400 -
Amriswil Bischofszell Thurgau 11,200 -
Appenzell 1 Appenzell Appenzell Innerrhoden 5,500 -
Arbon Arbon Thurgau 13,100 -
Ascona Locarno Ticino 5,500 -
Aubonne Aubonne Vaud 2,600 -
Avenches Avenches Vaud 2,500 -
Baar - Zug 19,700 -
Baden Baden Aargau 16,300 -
Basel - Basel-City 165,000 486,000 Basel agglomeration
Bellinzona Bellinzona Ticino 18,300 50,200 Bellinzona agglomeration
Bern Bern Bern 131,600 349,000 Bern agglomeration
Beromünster 1 Sursee Lucerne 2,300 -
Biasca 1 Riviera Ticino 6,100 -
Biel/Bienne Biel Bern 53,000 90,000 Biel/Bienne agglomeration
Binningen Arlesheim Basel-Country 14,200 -
Birsfelden Arlesheim Basel-Country 10,300 -
Bischofszell Bischofszell Thurgau 5,500 -
Boudry Boudry Neuchâtel 5,000 -
Bourg-Saint-Pierre Entremont Valais 200 -
Bremgarten Bremgarten Aargau 5,700 -
Brig 1 Brig Valais 5,000 -
Brugg Brugg Aargau 9,200 -
Buchs Werdenberg St. Gallen 10,200 -
Bulle Gruyère Fribourg 11,600 -
Bülach Bülach Zurich 14,231 -
Burgdorf Burgdorf Bern 14,600 -
Carouge - Geneva 18,100 -
Cham - Zug 14,400 -
Châtel-Saint-Denis Veveyse Fribourg 4,400 -
Chur Plessur Graubünden 31,900 -
Conthey Conthey Valais 6,500 -
Coppet Nyon Vaud 2,400 -
Cossonay Cossonay Vaud 2,600 -
Croglio Lugano Ticino 800 -
Cudrefin Avenches Vaud 800 -
Cully Lavaux Vaud 1,700 -
Davos Prättigau/Davos Graubünden 10,900 -
Delémont Delémont Jura 11,400 -
Diessenhofen Diessenhofen Thurgau 3,100 -
Dietikon Dietikon Zurich 21,700 -
Dübendorf Uster Zurich 22,500 -
Ebikon Lucerne Lucerne 11,300 -
Échallens Échallens Vaud 4,500 -
Eglisau Bülach Zurich 3,100 -
Einsiedeln Einsiedeln Schwyz 12,800 -
Elgg Winterthur Zurich 3,600 -
Emmen Hochdorf Lucerne 26,900 -
Erlach Erlach Bern 1,100 -
Estavayer-le-Lac Broye Fribourg 4,600 -
Frauenfeld Frauenfeld Thurgau 22,000 -
Freienbach Höfe Schwyz 13,800 -
Fribourg Sarine (district) Fribourg 32,000 96,000 Fribourg agglomeration
Geneva - Geneva 177,500 493,000 Geneva agglomeration
Gland Nyon Vaud 10,100 -
Glarus 1 - Glarus 5,700 -
Gordola Locarno Ticino 4,400 -
Gossau St. Gallen St. Gallen 17,000 -
Grandcour Payerne Vaud 700 -
Grandson Grandson Vaud 2,700 -
Greifensee Uster Zurich 5,200 -
Grenchen Lebern Solothurn 16,000 -
Grüningen Hinwil Zurich 2,800 -
Gruyères Gruyère Fribourg 1,400 -
Herisau - Appenzell Ausserrhoden 15,500 -
Hermance - Geneva 800 -
Horgen Horgen Zurich 17,600 -
Horw Lucerne Lucerne 12,300 -
Huttwil Trachselwald Bern 4,600 -
Ilanz Surselva Graubünden 2,300 -
Illnau-Effretikon Pfäffikon Zurich 14,900 -
Ittigen Bern Bern 10,800 -
Kaiserstuhl Zurzach Aargau 400 -
Klingnau Zurzach Aargau 2,800 -
Kloten Bülach Zurich 17,000 -
Köniz Bern Bern 37,900 -
Kreuzlingen Kreuzlingen Thurgau 16,900 -
Kriens Lucerne Lucerne 25,100 -
Küsnacht Meilen Zurich 12,600 -
Küssnacht Küssnacht Schwyz 11,300 -
La Chaux-de-Fonds La Chaux-de-Fonds Neuchâtel 36,900 -
La Neuveville La Neuveville Bern 3,400 -
La Sarraz Cossonay Vaud 1,700 -
La Tour-de-Peilz Vevey Vaud 10,400 -
La Tour-de-Trême Gruyère Fribourg 3,300 -
Le Landeron Neuchâtel Neuchâtel 4,300 -
Le Locle Le Locle Neuchâtel 10,200 -
Les Clées Orbe Vaud 150 -
Lachen 1 March Schwyz 6,600 -
Lancy - Geneva 26,100 -
Langenthal 1 Aarwangen Bern 14,400 -
Laufen Laufen Basel-Country 5,000 -
Laufenburg Laufenburg Aargau 1,900 -
Laupen Laupen Bern 2,700 -
Lausanne Lausanne Vaud 129,273 317,020 Lausanne agglomeration
Lenzburg Lenzburg Aargau 7,500 -
Leuk 1 Leuk Valais 3,300 -
Lichtensteig Toggenburg St. Gallen 1,800 -
Liestal Liestal Basel-Country 12,600 -
Locarno Locarno Ticino 16,000 63,200 Locarno agglomeration
Losone Locarno Ticino 6,500 -
Lugano Lugano Ticino 67,200 149,000 Lugano agglomeration
Lutry Lavaux Vaud 8,400 -
Lucerne Lucerne Lucerne 77,491 209,000 Lucerne agglomeration
Lyss Aarberg Bern 13,900 -
Maienfeld Landquart Graubünden 2,300 -
Martigny Martigny Valais 14,000 -
Meilen Meilen Zurich 11,500 -
Mellingen Baden Aargau 4,300 -
Mendrisio Mendrisio Ticino 15,400 50,400 Mendrisio-Chiasso agglomeration
Meyrin - Geneva 19,300 -
Monthey Monthey Valais 14,900 -
Montreux Vevey Vaud 22,500 85,000 Montreux-Vevey agglomeration
Morcote Lugano Ticino 700 -
Morges Morges Vaud 13,800 -
Moudon Moudon Vaud 4,200 -
Moutier 1 Moutier Bern 7,700 -
Münchenstein ² Arlesheim Basel-Country 11,600 -
Münsingen Konolfingen Bern 10,700 -
Muri Bern Bern 12,300 -
Murten See Fribourg 5,500 -
Muttenz Arlesheim Basel-Country 16,700 -
Neuchâtel Neuchâtel Neuchâtel 31,600 -
Neuhausen - Schaffhausen 10,000 -
Neunkirch - Schaffhausen 1,700 -
Nidau Nidau Bern 6,700 -
Nyon Nyon Vaud 16,300 -
Oftringen Zofingen Aargau 10,200 -
Olten Olten Solothurn 16,200 -
Onex - Geneva 16,500 -
Opfikon Bülach Zurich 12,400 -
Orbe Orbe Vaud 5,000 -
Orsières 1 Entremont Valais 2,700 -
Ostermundigen Bern Bern 15,200 -
Payerne Payerne Vaud 7,400 -
Porrentruy Porrentruy Jura 6,600 -
Pratteln Liestal Basel-Country 14,900 -
Prilly Lausanne Vaud 10,700 -
Pully Lausanne Vaud 16,100 -
Rapperswil-Jona See-Gaster St. Gallen 25,200 -
Regensberg Dielsdorf Zurich 400 -
Regensdorf Dielsdorf Zurich 15,200 -
Reinach Arlesheim Basel-Country 18,500 -
Renens Lausanne Vaud 17,500 -
Rheinau Andelfingen Zurich 1,300 -
Rheineck Rheintal St. Gallen 3,200 -
Rheinfelden Rheinfelden Aargau 10,700 -
Richterswil Horgen Zurich 10,800 -
Riehen - Basel-City 20,000 -
Riva San Vitale Mendrisio Ticino 2,300 -
Rolle Rolle Vaud 4,200 -
Romainmôtier Orbe Vaud 400 -
Romont Glane Fribourg 3,800 -
Rorschach 1 Rorschach St. Gallen 8,600 -
Rue Glane Fribourg 900 -
Rüti Hinwil Zurich 11,000 -
Saillon Martigny Valais 1,500 -
Saint-Maurice Saint-Maurice Valais 3,600 -
Saint-Prex Morges Vaud 4,200 -
Saint-Ursanne Porrentruy Jura 700 -
Sala Lugano Ticino 2,300 -
St. Gallen St. Gallen St. Gallen 70,000 160,000 St Gallen agglomeration
Sargans Sarganserland St. Gallen 4,800 -
Sarnen 1 - Obwalden 9,300 -
Schaffhausen - Schaffhausen 33,700 -
Schlieren Dietikon Zurich 13,200 -
Schwyz 1 Schwyz Schwyz 14,000 -
Sembrancher Entremont Valais 700 -
Sempach Sursee Lucerne 3,600 -
Sierre Sierre Valais 14,300 -
Sion Sion Valais 27,600 -
Solothurn Solothurn Solothurn 15,100 -
Spiez ² Niedersimmental Bern 12,000 -
Spreitenbach Baden Aargau 10,000 -
Splügen 1 Hinterrhein Graubünden 400 -
Stäfa Meilen Zurich 12,000 -
Stans 1 - Nidwalden 7,300 -
Steckborn Steckborn Thurgau 3,200 -
Steffisburg Thun Bern 14,600 -
Stein am Rhein - Schaffhausen 3,000 -
Sursee Sursee Lucerne 8,000 -
Thalwil Horgen Zurich 15,900 -
Thônex - Geneva 12,800 -
Thun Thun Bern 40,000 95,000 Thun agglomeration
Thusis 1 Hinterrhein Graubünden 2,500 -
Unterseen Interlaken Bern 5,100 -
Uznach See-Gaster St. Gallen 5,400 -
Uster Uster Zurich 28,700 -
Uzwil Wil St. Gallen 12,000 -
Valangin Val-de-Ruz Neuchâtel 400 -
Vernier - Geneva 29,400 -
Versoix - Geneva 11,100 -
Vevey Vevey Vaud 15,700 85,000 Montreux-Vevey agglomeration
Villeneuve Aigle Vaud 4,100 -
Visp 1 Visp Valais 6,500 -
Volketswil Uster Zurich 14,300 -
Wädenswil Horgen Zurich 19,300 -
Waldenburg Waldenburg Basel-Country 1,200 -
Walenstadt Sarganserland St. Gallen 4,600 -
Wallisellen Bülach Zurich 12,000 -
Wangen an der Aare Wangen Bern 1,900 -
Werdenberg Werdenberg St. Gallen 90 -
Wettingen Baden Aargau 18,100 -
Wetzikon Hinwil Zurich 18,700 -
Wiedlisbach Wangen Bern 2,200 -
Wil Wil St. Gallen 16,600 -
Willisau Willisau Lucerne 7,100 -
Winterthur Winterthur Zurich 105,461 -
Wohlen Bremgarten Aargau 13,700 -
Worb Konolfingen Bern 11,000 -
Yverdon-les-Bains Yverdon Vaud 23,400 -
Zofingen Zofingen Aargau 10,349 -
Zollikon Meilen Zurich 11,900 -
Zug - Zug 23,200 -
Zurich Zurich Zurich 366,445 1,102,000 Zurich agglomeration
Zurzach 1 Zurzach Aargau 3,900 -

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