Zürich, biggest city of Switzerland and capital of the canton of Zürich. Situated in an Alpine setting at the northwestern end of Lake Zürich, this money related, social, and mechanical focus stretches out between two forested chains of slopes, around 40 miles (60 km) from the northern lower regions of the Alps. Two waterways, the Limmat and Sihl, go through the city. Zürich’s western and northeastern confinements are shaped by the Albis mountains (which incorporate the 2,850-foot [870-metre] Üetliberg, considered the “top” of Zürich, with an untainted perspective on the lake, mountains, and city) and by Zürichberg, a lush bumpy territory. Zone city, 34 square miles (88 square km). Pop. (2010) 372,857.