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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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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 Naturama is a modern, hands-on natural science museum in Aarau, in the Canton of Aargau. It offers an in-depth look into the canton on Aargau from prehistoric times to the future and in doing so provides a focused look at the development of the earth in general.
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").
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.
In a routine check at Intermill AG, a mill in the canton of Aargau, the Federal Veterinary Office (FVO) discovered particles of ground animal bones in the flour produced there.
A very strange sequence of events took place in Wohlen, a town located in the canton of Aargau just outside the city of Zurich, as three women from the Dominican Republic who worked at the cabaret-club, "Denise," were brutally killed in the club's personnel dormitory (the case remains unsolved at the time of this printing).