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Zug

(tso͞ok), canton (1993 pop. 87,100), 93 sq mi (241 sq km), N central Switzerland. The smallest canton in Switzerland, it is a forested and mountainous region with orchards, meadows, and pastures in the valleys. Fruit cultivation is a main occupation, and the region has industries in textiles, beer, and metal goods. Its inhabitants are mainly German-speaking and Catholic. Owned by the counts of Kyburg and later (after 1273) by the Hapsburg family, Zug joined the Swiss Confederation in 1352 and again in 1364, after a return to Hapsburg domination. In 1845 the canton joined the Catholic SonderbundSonderbund
[Ger.,=separate league], 1845–47, defensive league of seven Roman Catholic cantons of Switzerland; it was formed to protect Catholic interests and prevent the establishment of a more centralized Swiss government.
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. Zug gained its current constitution in 1894. Its capital, Zug (1993 pop. 21,700), is on the Lake of Zug (15 sq mi/39 sq km). It has manufactures of metalware, electrical equipment, and textiles, and is an important cattle market. Zug retains a medieval flavor. Its Church of St. Oswald is one of the most splendid late-Gothic churches in Switzerland.
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Zug

 

a lake in Switzerland, in the northern foothills of the Alps. The Lake of Zug, situated in an ancient glacial depression at an elevation of 413 m, covers an area of 38 sq km and has a maximum depth of 198 m. The Lorze River flows through the lake, into the Reuss River (Rhine River basin). The lake is navigable. The city of Zug is located along the lake. The Lake of Zug has numerous health resorts. The lake attracts tourists.

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Zug

1. a canton of N central Switzerland: the smallest Swiss canton; mainly German-speaking and Roman Catholic; joined the Swiss Confederation in 1352. Capital: Zug. Pop.: 102 200 (2002 est.). Area: 239 sq. km (92 sq. miles)
2. a town in N central Switzerland, the capital of Zug canton, on Lake Zug. Pop.: 22 973 (2000)
3. Lake. a lake in N central Switzerland, in Zug and Schwyz cantons. Area: 39 sq. km (15 sq. miles)
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