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Aargau

(är`gou), Fr. Argovie, canton (1993 pop. 512,000), 542 sq mi (1,404 sq km), N Switzerland. AarauAarau
, town (1993 pop. 15,900), capital of Aargau canton, N Switzerland, at the foot of the Jura Mts. and on the Aare River. Manufactures include bells, mathematical instruments, electrical goods, shoes, and other products. Aarau was founded c.
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 is the capital. It is traversed by the AareAare
or Aar
, longest river entirely in Switzerland, 183 mi (295 km) long, rising in the Bernese Alps and fed by several glaciers. The upper Aare emerges from dam-impounded Grimsel Lake and flows generally W through Lake Brienz, past Interlaken (where it is canalized),
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 and Reuss rivers. Its fertile hills and valleys are used to raise fruit and cereal as well as for other agriculture and dairying. Electrical goods, textiles, cement, and precision instruments are principal manufactures. BadenBaden,
anc. Aquae Helveticae, town (1990 pop. 15,718), Aargau canton, N Switzerland, on the Limmat River. A noted spa since ancient times, the town has hot sulfur springs. It is also a manufacturing center known for electrical-engineering works and other factories.
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 and RheinfeldenRheinfelden
, town, Aargau canton, N Switzerland, on the Rhine River, opposite the German town of the same name. Although it has one of the largest hydroelectric plants in Europe, Rheinfelden is chiefly noted as a tourist center with saline baths.
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 are noted health resorts. Originally a Celtic settlement, the area was later occupied by the Romans and fell to the Franks in the 6th cent. The territory was taken (1415) by BernBern
or Berne
, canton (1990 pop. 937,365), 2,658 sq mi (6,883 sq km), W central Switzerland. The second most populous and second largest canton of the country, Bern comprises three sections—the Bernese Alps, or Oberland [Ger.
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 from the house of Hapsburg and was governed by the Swiss cantons until 1798. In 1803, Aargau was admitted as a canton to the Swiss Confederation. Its population is mainly German-speaking and Protestant.

Aargau

a canton in N Switzerland. Capital: Aarau. Pop.: 556 200 (2002 est.). Area: 1404 sq. km (542 sq. miles)
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The canton of Aargau is willing to study a change in the legal status of its bank and to re-examine the issue of the deposit guarantee.
The canton of aargau is looking for a new, digital solution for the cantonal office.
this includes the management of the organization, persons and employment data (contracts) as well as the billing and booking of the wages of the cantonal staff, the staff of the courts of the canton of aargau and the teachers of the cantonal schools and the elementary school.
The goal of the project is the introduction of a new IT Service Management (ITSM) total solution, which can cover and improve the ITIL processes in the Canton of Aargau.
We live out in the country, in the beautiful canton of Aargau, some people affectionately call it Rubiland ("carrot country") or Sauliant ("official piggy post").
Roche has been based in Basel since the company was founded in 1896, and in the 1970s the first departments were moved to the nearby town of Kaiseraugst in the canton of Aargau.
While in business he was vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce of Central Switzerland and for a few years a committee member of the Swiss Employers' Central Association and vice-president of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of the Canton of Aargau.
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It is planned to use a system that fully meets the legal, technical, safety and organizational requirements of the German (Swiss Confederation) and the Canton of Aargau in the electronic voting.