Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland with approx. 420.000 inhabitants, more than 1,8 million people live in the metropolitan region of Zurich. Zurich is also the largest Switzerland's financial center and internationally significant. The two largest universities in Switzerland are also located here: The ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich. Despite the comparatively small number of inhabitants, Zurich is becoming one of the World cities counted and is the most important center of the Swiss media and creative industry.
With its location on Lake Zurich, its well-preserved medieval old town and a diverse cultural offer and nightlife, it is also a magnet for tourists. Along with Basel and Geneva, Zurich is one of the cities with the highest in the world Quality of life and at the same time next to Geneva with the highest cost of living cost worldwide listed. Zurich is the third highest city after Monaco and Geneva Millionaire density worldwide. Of the Airport Zurich-Kloten is located 13 kilometers north of the center of Zurich.