Lucerne City Profile

Lucerne City Profile

Lucerne is a city situated in central Switzerland, on the shores of Lake Lucerne. Lucerne is the capital of the canton of Lucerne and part of the district of the same name. Lucerne is the most popular city in Central Switzerland. The City’s urban area consists of 19 municipalities and towns.

The Population of Lucerne is 81,592 and the population of the canton of Lucerne is 409,557, as of 2019.

The official language of Lucerne is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.

In 1415 Lucerne gained Reichsfreiheit from Emperor Sigismund and became a strong member of the Swiss Confederacy. The city developed its infrastructure, raised taxes, and appointed its own local officials.

On June 17, 2007, voters of the city of Lucerne and the adjacent town of Littau agreed to a merger in a simultaneous referendum. This took effect on January 1, 2010. The new city, still called Lucerne, has a population of around 80,000 people, making it the seventh-largest city in Switzerland.

Interesting and Informative Facts About Lucerne

  • Lucerne is located 436 M above Sea Level.
  • In 1865, The first road was built alongside Lake Lucerne.
  • The Municipality has an area of 11.2 SQ Miles
  • An Annual Festival is held in Licerne at the Kultur Und Kongresszentrum Lucerne.
  • Lucerne is the Economic, Social and Cultural Center of Central Switzerland.

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Lucerne Sister/Twinned cities

Lucerne is twinned with the following towns:

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