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Basel is Switzerland's third most populous city (165,529 inhabitants (2006);
731,000 inhabitants in the metropolitan area stretching across the
immediate cantonal and national boundaries made Basel Switzerland's
second-largest urban area as of 2004.
Located in north-west Switzerland on the river Rhine, Basel functions as a
major industrial centre for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.
The city borders both Germany and France.
The Basel region, culturally extending into German Baden-Württemberg and
French Alsace, reflects the heritage of its three states in the modern Latin name:
It has the oldest university of the Swiss Confederation (1460).
Basel is German-speaking. The local variant of the Swiss German dialects
is called Basel German.
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