Canton of Zug
- Coat of Arms/Flag:
- The coat of arms of Zug features three gold lions on a red background, symbolizing strength and courage.
- The flag is a simple white cross on a blue background, representing the Swiss Confederacy.
- Country: Switzerland
- Capital City: Zug
- Other Settlements:
- Current Ruler: Johann Bauer, President of the Cantonal Government
- Local Ruler: Landammann Jakob Keller, ruler of the Canton of Zug
- Government: Zug is a semi-direct democracy, with the people having a say in both the legislative and executive branches of government.
- Legislature: The Cantonal Parliament
- Demographics: Zug has a population of around 20,000 people. The majority of the population is of German-speaking descent, but there are also sizable communities of Italian speakers.
- Languages: The official languages of Zug are German and Italian.
- Population: 20,000
- Religion(s): The majority of the population is Christian, with the largest denomination being the Swiss Reformed Church.
- Places of Interest:
- Lake Zug
- The Zugerberg
- The Chapel Bridge
- The Burg Wartenstein
- The Ägerisee
- The Risch-Rotkreuz Nature Reserve
- The Zugersee-Ferry
- The Zuger Kirschtorte
- Other Notable Residents:
- The famous Zuger Kirschtorte, made by Heinrich Höhn traditional Swiss dessert chief.
The Canton of Zug in 1453 is a picturesque region located in the heart of the Old Swiss Confederacy. Known for its rolling hills, sparkling lakes, and charming villages, Zug is a place of great natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. It is a semi-direct democracy, with the people having a say in both the legislative and executive branches of government. The Cantonal Parliament governs the canton and the current ruler is Johann Bauer, the President of the Cantonal Government and Landammann Jakob Keller, ruler of the Canton of Zug.
The capital city of Zug is home to many historic buildings and landmarks such as the Chapel Bridge and the Burg Wartenstein. The other settlements of Baar, Cham, Menzingen, Risch, Steinhausen, Walchwil, Unterägeri and Oberägeri also offer a lot to see and do. The Zugerberg is a popular spot for hunting and hiking, while the Ägerisee is a popular spot for fishing and boating. The Risch-Rotkreuz Nature Reserve is a haven for wildlife and birdwatchers. The Zugersee-Ferry offers a unique way to explore the lake and its surroundings. The Zuger Kirschtorte, a traditional Swiss dessert chief Heinrich Höhn, is a notable resident of Zug.
The canton of Zug is also home to many mythical creatures and folklore monsters such as the “Nessaja” – a mythical creature of the Swiss Alps, the “Larva” – a nightmarish creature that feeds on the blood of sleepers and