|Zürich (ˈzjʊərɪk, German ˈtsyːrɪç)|
|1.||a canton of NE Switzerland: mainly Protestant and German-speaking. Capital: Zürich. Pop: 342 500 (2002 est). Area: 1729 sq km (668 sq miles)|
|2.||a city in NE Switzerland, the capital of Zürich canton, on Lake Zürich: the largest city and industrial centre in Switzerland; centre of the Swiss Reformation; financial centre. Pop: 336 821 (1999 est)|
|3.||Lake Zürich a lake in N Switzerland, mostly in Zürich canton. Area: 89 sq km (34 sq miles)|
Largest city in Switzerland, situated in the northern part of the country.
Note: The country's commercial hub and the intellectual center of the German-speaking part of Switzerland, Zurich is known as a world banking center.