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Schaffhausen (canton)

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Canton of Switzerland

Coat of arms
Map of Switzerland, location of Schaffhausen highlighted
Coordinates: 47°43′N 8°34′E / 47.717°N 8.567°E / 47.717; 8.567Coordinates: 47°43′N 8°34′E / 47.717°N 8.567°E / 47.717; 8.567
Capital Schaffhausen
Subdivisions 34 municipalities
 • Executive Regierungsrat (5)
 • Legislative Kantonsrat (80)
 • Total 298 km2 (115 sq mi)
Area rank 20th
Population (2006)
 • Total 73,712
 • Rank 19th
 • Density 247.4/km2 (640.6/sq mi)
Highest point 912 m (2,992 ft) - Hagen
Joined 1501
Abbreviation SH
Languages German

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


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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