Welcome to Zug



Zug - the gem of central switzerland

Zug is a very beautiful canton in central Switzerland.  The Canton boasts an ideal combination of a low tax rate, a well-educated population, and rapid access to other major Swiss cities.  This makes Zug a small but very international canton. Major leading companies have chosen Zug as their Headquaters. The expat community is therefore quite a large one.  We have put together useful information on Zug to make your stay here easier.

 

 

 

Switzerland in the heart of Europe

The Canton of Zug is situated in central Switzerland in the heart of Europe. Its 11 municipalities enjoy unique scenic beauty characterised by beautiful countryside and the picturesque lakes of Zug and Aegeri. The expat community particularly appreciates Zug's central location, with countries such as Germany, Austria, Italy and France all less than three hours away.

The stable political situation, excellent public transport and its proximity to Lucerne and Zurich are also the reason why many expatriates have chosen Zug to become their new home.

Zug by the numbers

Municipalities: (Gemeinde)

• Zug, 30’205 inhabitants
• Baar 24'322 inhabitants,
• Cham 16’571 inhabitants,
• Hünenberg, 8’824 inhabitants
• Menzingen, 4’499 inhabitants
• Neuheim, 2’245 inhabitants
• Oberägeri, 6’059 inhabitants
• Unterägeri, 8’689 inhabitants
• Risch, 10’515 inhabitants
• Steinhausen, 9’875 inhabitants
• Walchwil, 3’617 inhabitants

Population:

125'421
(approx. 72.1%Swiss, 27.9% other nationalites)

Capital:

Zug / Cantonal Website www.zug.ch

Area:

approx. 240 km²

Topography:

• approx. 110 km² fields and arable land
• approx. 9 km² pastures and uncultivated land
• approx. 61 km² forests
• approx. 33 km² rivers, streams and lakes
• approx. 27 km² buildings

Religion:

• approx. 70% Roman Catholic
• approx. 20% Protestant
• approx. 10% others or no religious beliefs

Economy:

• approx. 67% trade and services
• approx. 30% industry
• approx. 3% agriculture


Residents by nationality (last statistics edited on 31.12.2017):  6’729 Germany - 3204 Italy - 2288 UK - 1008 France - 1144 Spain - 904 Holland - 968 Austria - 812 Russia - 691 USA - 396 Sweden -  247 Finland - 158 South Africa - 180 Brasil - 192 Canada (not all nationalities are listed here). For the detailed list please visit the Cantonal Website www.zug.ch

 


Map source:www.zg.ch/behoerden/gemeinden