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Schaffhausen (canton)




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Coat of arms of Schaffhausen
Coat of arms
Map of Switzerland, location of Schaffhausen highlighted
CapitalSchaffhausen
Subdivisions34 municipalities
Government
 • ExecutiveRegierungsrat (5)
 • LegislativeKantonsrat (80)
Area
 • Total298 km2 (115 sq mi)
Area rank20th
Population
 (2006)
 • Total73,712
 • Rank19th
 • Density247.4/km2 (640.6/sq mi)
Highest point912 m (2,992 ft) - Hagen
Joined1501
AbbreviationSH
LanguagesGerman
WebsiteSH.ch

Schaffhausen is a canton of Switzerland. The capital city of the canton is Schaffhausen.

Geography

The canton of Schaffhausen is the canton of Switzerland farthest north, located to the north of Zurich.

The Rhine Falls are the biggest waterfalls in Europe and lie on the border of the canton of Schaffhausen, the canton of Zurich and Germany.

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