The Canton of Basel-Stadt is located in north-western Switzerland, and its capital is Basel. The canton covers a surface of 37 km² and has a population of 194,661 (status: June 2013; wikipedia.org).
Basel is Switzerland’s third largest city after Zurich and Geneva, and it is located where the three countries Switzerland, Germany and France come together. Basel has 172,662 inhabitants and spreads over an area of 22.75 km² (status: June 2013; wikipedia.org). The River Rhine divides the city into two sections called Grossbasel and Kleinbasel. In addition, Basel is a centre of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries (wikipedia.org).