March 31, 2004
This satellite image displays the city of Zürich, located in the german-speaking part of Switzerland. It was acquired by the Quickbird satellite on August 16, 2002, and was pan-sharpened to an amazing ground resolution (level of detail) of 60 centimeters per pixel. Zürich is the largest city in Switzerland, with a population of 364,558 in the city itself, and almost one million including the surrounding areas (based on 2002 figures). The city is the capital of the canton of Zürich (an administrative division similar to a state). The city is Switzerland’s main commercial center and home to the country’s largest airport. Known as the little big city it draws both business travelers and tourists.