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Coat of arms of Solothurn
Coat of arms
Map of Switzerland, location of Solothurn highlighted
Capital Solothurn
Subdivisions 126 municipalities, 10 districts
Government
 • Executive Regierungsrat (5)
 • Legislative Kantonsrat (100)
Area
 • Total 791 km2 (305 sq mi)
Area rank 16th
Population
 (2006)
 • Total 251,657[1]
 • Rank 12th

Solothurn is a canton of Switzerland. It can be found in the northwest of Switzerland. The capital is Solothurn.

Districts

There are 10 districts in Solothurn:

  • Bucheggberg, Amtei Wasseramt-Bucheggberg
  • Dorneck, Amtei Dorneck-Thierstein (unofficially Schwarzbubenland)
  • Gäu, Amtei Thal-Gäu
  • Gösgen, Amtei Olten-Gösgen (unofficially Niederamt)
  • Lebern, Amtei Solothurn-Lebern
  • Olten, Amtei Olten-Gösgen
  • Solothurn, Amtei Solothurn-Lebern
  • Thal, Amtei Thal-Gäu
  • Thierstein, Amtei Dorneck-Thierstein
  • Wasseramt, Amtei Wasseramt-Bucheggberg

Municipalities

The canton has 125 municipalities:[2]

References

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