Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland located in north-central Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zurich. It is a leading global city and is a home to a large number of financial institutions and banking giants. Zurich is concentrated with most of research and development centres. Zurich was named the city with the best quality of life in the world as well as the wealthiest city in Europe.
Zurich is situated at 408 m above sea level on the lower end of Lake Zurich. Zurich became a primary centre of the Protestant Reformation and the official language of Zurich is German and the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect. Zurich has a rich cultural tradition. The city consists of many museums and art galleries like the National Museum and the Kunsthaus. In addition to high-quality museums and galleries, it also has a high-calibre chamber, symphony orchestras and important theatres.
Zurich has many attractions that include Lake Zurich, Zurich Altstadt, Uetliberg, Bahnhofstrasse, Fraumunster, Swiss National Museum, Grossmunster, Kunsthaus Zurich, Lindenhof, and Opernhaus Zurich. Zurich sites are mostly located within the area on either side of the Limmat, between the Main railway station and Lake Zurich. Zurich is considered as a leading financial centre and was ranked as having 11th most competitive financial centre in the world, and 2nd most competitive in Europe after London. The reason for economic growth in Zurich is the high quality of life.