Basel City: Welcome

Dear Swiss Abroad,


The City of Basel offers the best of both worlds. In a unique way, it combines the advantages of a small town – intimacy and manageable size – with the plus points of a big city – a wide range of cultural activities, pioneering innovation and research and a large, highly qualified and specialized workforce.


We hope you enjoy navigating Basel’s pages of SwissCommunity. “Bis bald!” – see you soon in our Canton.



Basel City and its citizens abroad

Citizens of Basel abroad already enjoy the benefits of e-voting

Since the referendum of 29 November 2009, all voters living abroad who are citizens of the Canton of Basel City have been able to use the option of e-voting.


(link is only available in German)

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Basel City in brief

Basel City



Canton Basel City
Number of inhabitants: 191'817
Area: 37 km²