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Location: Zurich canton, North Central Switzerland; situated at the tip of Lake Zurich.
Dialling code: 41
Emergency numbers
Police: 117
Ambulance: 144
Fire brigade: 118
Population: 350,200 (city); 1.2 million (Zurich canton).
Languages:  The official language is Swiss German (Schweizerdeutsch)
Time zone: GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from March to October).
Average January temperatures: -0.5°C (31°F)
Average July temperatures: 18°C (64°F)
Annual rainfall: 1,142mm (45 inches)