Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Aargau

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AARGAU (ar'gou), or ARGOVIA, one of the cantons of Switzerland, bounded on the N. by the river Rhine, on the E. by Zurich and Zug, on the S. by Lucerne and Berne, and on the W. by Soleure and Basel. Area, 542 square miles of well cultivated soil and extensive vineyards. This is one of the cantons most distinguished for industry and generally diffused prosperity. Pop. about 250,000.