With 380000 inhabitants Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. It lies in the German speaking part of the country on the northern end of the lake of Zürich in the north of Switzerland. Zurich is the most important economic and cultural centre of Switzerland. It is considered as one of the cities with the world's highest living standard and highest cost of living. Zurich dates back to Roman times, became a city in the early middle ages and later joined the Swiss confederation in the 14th century. Ulrich Zwingli started the Swiss reformation at the beginning of the 16th century while preaching at the Grossmünster. The largest economic sector of Zurich is that of the financial services. The airport of Zurich is the most important airport of Switzerland.
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