Basel is Switzerland's third most populous city with about 166,000 inhabitants. The city functions as a major industrial centre for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. The Basel region, culturally extending into German Baden-Württemberg and French Alsace, reflects the heritage of its three states in the modern Latin name: "Regio TriRhena". 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.
Basel is among the most important cultural centres of Switzerland. The city comprises a large number of theatres and many museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the world's oldest art collection accessible to the public.
The twenty closest neighbours in the database:
Augusta Raurica (10 km), Liestal Fasnacht 2014 (15 km), St. Blasien (Germany) (45 km), Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) (50 km), Berne (Switzerland) (69 km), Zurich (Switzerland) (75 km), Rhine Falls (77 km), Lucerne (Switzerland) (78 km), Château du Haut-Königsbourg (78 km), Neuchâtel (Switzerland) (82 km), Zug (Switzerland) (82 km), Thun (Switzerland) (90 km), St. Beatus Caves (99 km), Trummelbach Falls (113 km), Schilthorn / Piz Gloria (114 km), Strasbourg (France) (114 km), Jungfraujoch (117 km), Mainau Island (Germany) (119 km), Lake-dwelling Museum of Unteruhldingen (125 km), Meersburg (Germany) (126 km)