Facts and figures

Basel can look back on over 2000 years of history. There has been a settlement here since Celtic times – and for good reason. Its geographic location between Vosges, the Black Forest and the Jura Mountains gives our city an exceptional amount of sunshine and one of the warmest climates in Switzerland. As well as encouraging a growing number of people to move to Basel, this is drawing more and more major companies to the city each year.
Population (city of Basel)About 190,000
Population (trinational agglomeration)About 1 million
Position47°33’27.6" north latitude, 7°35’35.4" east longitude,
measured at the tip of the Martin Tower of the Cathedral
Elevation of city centreMin. 244.75 m, max. 522.03 m above sea level
Municipal territory37 km2; woods, parks, cemeteries approx. 14.3% of the total area of the Municipal Territory