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Aargau

Aargau (ärˈgou), Fr. Argovie, canton, 542 sq mi (1,404 sq km), N Switzerland. Aarau is the capital. It is traversed by the Aare 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. Baden and Rheinfelden 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 Bern 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.
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Aargau

a canton in N Switzerland. Capital: Aarau. Pop.: 556 200 (2002 est.). Area: 1404 sq. km (542 sq. miles)
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Un total de 237 individuos fueron capturados en esta region cafetalera del sureste de Mexico (Cuadro 1), en las localidades Teotihuacan del Valle (8.3%), Argovia (28.2%), San Jose Nexapa (24.3%) y Guadalupe Saju (39.3%).
cruciata fueron capturados con ambos tipos de trampas en tres localidades (Argovia, San Jose Nexapa y Guadalupe Saju) y unicamente con trampa Shannon en Teotihuacan del Valle.
The next day a trip is organized to the Finca Argovia, and we travel on a dirt road through the ever-present tropical beauty of the mountains.
The Finca Argovia, buried deep in the jungle, is cared for by its owner, agricultural engineer Bruno Giesemann, an expert in coffee and ecology.
This division should remain a single unit, distinct from the DSM group, based at Kaiseraugst, in the Swiss canton of Argovia. With this sale, Roche is disposing of the last of its vitamins and fine chemicals business in order to concentrate on pharmacy and its diagnostics division.
Gall, Grisons, Argovia, Thurgovia, Ticino, Vaud, Valais, Neuchatel, Geneva.