Biggest Cities in Switzerland

Try to name the 10 most populous cities in Switzerland, by city proper population
City population, not urban area
Dec 2019, www.bfs.admin.ch
Quiz by Crantor
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Last updated: January 31, 2021
First submittedDecember 29, 2012
Times taken24,213
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Population
City
420'217
Zürich
203'951
Geneva
173'232
Basel
139'408
Lausanne
134'591
Bern
Population
City
113'173
Winterthur
82'257
Lucerne
76'090
St. Gallen
62'615
Lugano
55'602
Biel/Bienne
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Level 37
Jul 12, 2016
No doubt ticket to ride helped me here :P
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Level 27
Jan 29, 2021
I got Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Lausanne and Bern. The average.
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Level 54
Feb 23, 2021
It helped me get Lucerne, St. Gallen, and Winterthur (on top of the 4 more obvious I’ve already heard of before)
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Level 71
Jul 16, 2016
I'm surprised people scored so well in this quiz. My geography is pretty good, but I've only ever heard of Zurich, Geneva and Bern!
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Level 62
Jul 16, 2016
same
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Level 66
Jul 16, 2016
I also know Basel from its mention in some movie or song or something. But otherwise...yeah.
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Level 64
May 2, 2017
Basel is distinct because it's at the border where Germany, France and Switzerland meet. I recognized the name because I've seen it on a Jetpunk quiz before
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Level 31
Jul 19, 2016
Definitely agree. I often score over 90 percentile and in this case also didn´t make up more than 3. I also heard of Lausanne because of Lausanne peace treaty, which ended Turkish war of independence after WWI, but I thought it was rather an quarter or palace in France like Versailles, Saint-Germain, Neuilly-sur-Seine or Sévres.
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Level 78
Oct 1, 2016
Sevres was the palace for the peace treaty with defeated Ottoman Empire in 1919, I guess in 1923 it was more suitable to choose a neutral place
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Level 61
Feb 5, 2021
I know Zurich and Geneva because they are popular cities, Bern because its the capital, Basel from football, and Lucerne because I've been there before. Switzerland is an amazing country.
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Level 75
Feb 23, 2021
Lausanne: seat of the International Olympic Committee. St. Gallen: seat of an awesome abbey library that served as one of Europe's intellectual centers during the Middle Ages. Basel: a place of carnival and cultural freedom since the Renaissance, and the setting of Hermann Hesse's "Steppenwolf" :)
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Level 58
Jul 16, 2016
Well I got 3...
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Level 81
Jul 16, 2016
I probably got the same 3.
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Level 84
Jul 16, 2016
Yep, got 3, though took a bit of solace that I had at least heard of the next 4.
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Level 56
Jul 16, 2016
4 :D
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Level 17
Feb 26, 2021
lucky i got 2 -_-
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Level 75
Jul 18, 2016
So it turns out I don't know much about Switzerland..
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Level 39
Jul 19, 2016
Knowledge of Swiss football clubs helped here. 8/10
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Level 80
Dec 19, 2019
Yeah, that only got me a 7/10. Apparently there aren't any cities in Switzerland named "Grasshoppers" or "Young Boys". :-(
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Level 44
Jul 22, 2016
As an Austrian i got 5, i should've gotten Luzern and Winterthur though.
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Level 72
Sep 1, 2018
10/10, 2:43 remaining. THANK YOU for using 'Zürich' and not that weird Zurich version!
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Level 33
Feb 20, 2019
I literally only got bern but I forgot about zurich,i now nothing about.

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Level 37
Jun 12, 2019
i didnt think winterthur was a city? isnt it part of zurich? not complaining, just wondering. only tried it bc i went there :p
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Level 47
Sep 23, 2019
Yes it Winterthur is a city and it's like 20 minutes with a train from Zurich.
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Level 68
May 10, 2020
Surprised not to see Neuchâtel here, I thought it was a rather big city.
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Level 32
Jun 2, 2020
same
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Level 57
Jul 24, 2020
Neuchâtel is in fact no even in the top 20 (rank 21).
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Level 54
Feb 23, 2021
I was a bit surprised about no Sion either. Oh well...
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Level 61
Feb 23, 2021
9/10 on first try... Definitely helps being from Baden
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Level 58
Feb 23, 2021
Those are the weirdest looking commas I have ever seen
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Level 83
Feb 23, 2021
Yeah, I thought it seemed weird too. I just looked it up and apparently in Switzerland (at least in some cases) the apostrophe is used as a "thousands" separator instead of a comma, and the comma is used for decimals instead of a period. Any Swiss folks want to elaborate?
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Level 75
Feb 23, 2021
Not Swiss but the comma is commonly used for decimals outside of the English speaking world. Here's a map. Apostrophe seems to be a Swiss thing according to Wikipedia but I think I've seen it a few times in Germany as well.
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Level 48
Feb 23, 2021
I only got Lucerne because it is the name of the store brand dairy products at the local supermarket.
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Level 57
Mar 15, 2021
I thought Geneva was part of France until now...