Basel is the most dynamic commercial and industrial region in Switzerland and one of the most productive worldwide.
Since 1471 the city has grown into one of the leading trade fair and congress centres in Switzerland.
In comparison with other regions of Switzerland, Basel has extremely favourable weather conditions. Temperatures are relatively mild and the city is not prone to fog.
Basel in figures.
The well-preserved Old Town, with its numerous and sometimes spectacular buildings, is witness to over two thousand years of Basel's history.
The canton of Basel-City was created in 1833 as a result of the separation of the former region of Basel into the two half-cantons of Basel-City and Basel-Country.