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Canton Aargau - CH033

EU regions: Switzerland > SCHWEIZ/SUISSE/SVIZZERA > Northwestern Switzerland > Canton Aargau

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GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2018123
number of inhabitants2021694 072
population density2019493.5
old-age dependency ratio202127.4

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Composition of population according to age group, education and economic activity, Canton Aargau

age grouplow educationmiddle educationhigh education

note: in thousands, according to labour force sample survey. P – total population, E – employed, U – unemployed, I – number of ecnomically inactive

demographic pyramid CH033 Canton Aargau

From wikipedia:

Aargau (German: Kanton Aargau [ˈaːrɡaʊ] (listen); sometimes Latinized as Argovia; see also other names), more formally the Canton of Aargau, is one of the 26 cantons forming the Swiss Confederation. It is composed of eleven districts and its capital is Aarau.

Aargau is one of the most northerly cantons of Switzerland. It is situated by the lower course of the Aare River, which is why the canton is called Aar-gau (meaning „Aare province"). It is one of the most densely populated regions of Switzerland.


Early history

The area of Aargau and the surrounding areas were controlled by the Helvetians, a member of the Celts, as far back as 200 BC. It was eventually occupied by the Romans and then by the 6th century, the Franks. The Romans built a major settlement called Vindonissa, near the present location of Brugg.

Medieval Aargau

The reconstructed Old High German name of Aargau is Argowe, first unambiguously attested (in the spelling Argue) in 795. The term described a territory only loosely equivalent to that of the modern canton, including the region between Aare and Reuss rivers, including Pilatus and Napf, i.e. including parts of the modern cantons of Bern (Bernese Aargau, Emmental, parts of the Bernese Oberland), Solothurn, Basel-Landschaft, Lucerne, Obwalden and Nidwalden, but not the parts of the modern canton east of the Reuss (Baden District), which were part of Zürichgau.

Within the Frankish Empire (8th to 10th centuries), the area was a disputed border region between the duchies of Alamannia and Burgundy. A line of the von Wetterau (Conradines) intermittently held the countship of Aargau from 750 until about 1030, when they lost it (having in the meantime taken the name von Tegerfelden).

other: Northwestern Switzerland, Basel-Landschaft, Canton Aargau, Basel-Stadt

neighbours: Basel-Landschaft, canton of Bern, Canton of Zug, Canton of Solothurn, Canton of Zürich, Lörrach, Waldshut, Canton of Lucerne

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Canton Aargau - CH033, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/CH033


Current statistics

December 2022: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 178143, of which 73275 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 6.6 % (2.7 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 20.8 % (13.0 %), Revúca 20.1 % (12.3 %), Kežmarok 18.0 % (8.9 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 2.6 %, Trenčín 2.8 %, Ilava 2.8 %, Bratislava I 3.0 %, Nitra 3.1 %