Zurich is a metropolitan area in Switzerland
Inhabitants: 1,080,000 (World Rank 426)
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Zürich (German: Zürich IPA: [ˈtsyːʁɪç], Zürich German: Züri [ˈtsyɾi], French: Zurich [zyʁik], Italian: Zurigo [dzuˈɾiːgo]; in English generally Zurich /ˈzjuːrɪk/) is the largest city in Switzerland (population: 376,815 at the end of 2007; population of urban area is 1,007,972) and capital of the canton of Zürich. The city is Switzerland's main commercial and cultural centre (the political capital of Switzerland being Bern), and is widely considered to be one of the world's global cities. According to several surveys from 2006 to 2008, Zürich was named the city with the "best quality of life" in the world.