Lucerne, Switzerland

🇨🇭 Lucerne or Luzern is a city in central Switzerland, in the German-speaking portion of the country. Lucerne is the capital of the canton of Lucerne and part of the district of the same name. Lucerne is the most populous city in Central Switzerland, and a nexus of economics, transportation, culture, and media in the region. The city's urban area consists of 19 municipalities and towns. Owing to its location on the shores of Lake Lucerne and its outflow, the river Reuss, within sight of the mounts Pilatus and Rigi in the Swiss Alps, Lucerne has long been a destination for tourists. One of the city's famous landmarks is the Chapel Bridge, a wooden bridge first erected in the 14th century. The official language of Luzern is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect, Lucerne German.

Economy As of  2012, there were a total of 77,641 people employed in the municipality. Of these, a total of 166 people worked in 53 businesses in the primary economic sector. The secondary sector employed 7,326 workers in 666 separate businesses. Finally, the tertiary sector provided 70,149 jobs in 6,929 businesses.

Lucerne is home to a number of major Swiss companies, including Schindler Group, Chronoswiss, Emmi, EF Education First and the Luzerner Kantonalbank. Suva, one of Switzerland's oldest accident insurance companies, is also based in Lucerne, as is the University of Lucerne, the youngest of Switzerland's traditional universities.

Thanks to its continuous tax-cutting policies, Lucerne has become Switzerland's most business-friendly canton. As of 2012 Lucerne offers Switzerland's lowest corporate tax rate at cantonal level. Furthermore, Lucerne also offers very moderate personal income tax rates. In a recent published study of BAK Basel Economics taxation index 2012, Lucerne made it to the 4th place with an only marginally 2% higher tax rate compared to the top canton in this comparison.

Lucerne, Switzerland 
<b>Lucerne, Switzerland</b>
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Lucerne has a population of over 82,000 people. Lucerne also forms the centre of the wider Lucerne Canton which has a population of over 416,347 people. Lucerne is ranked #366 for startups with a score of 0.664. It is estimated there are around 7,648 businesses in Lucerne.

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Twin Towns, Sister Cities Lucerne has links with: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Bournemouth, England; 🇺🇸 Chicago, Illinois, United States; 🇵🇱 Cieszyn, Poland; 🇫🇷 Guebwiller, France; 🇨🇿 Olomouc, Czech Republic; 🇩🇪 Potsdam, Germany.

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