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People enjoy their cities

A study of five cities in German-speaking Switzerland has found that residents really enjoy living in their hometowns.

Financial centre and biggest Swiss city Zurich came out top with 97.7 per cent of its population expressing their love for the place.

The others – Bern, Basel, St Gallen and Winterthur – all tallied around 95 per cent, according to a statement released by the five cities.

Zurich residents said they enjoyed being by the lake and the beauty of the city.

Being the right size, the cultural offer and being close to the countryside were all reasons for popularity in the other cities. Problems included traffic and security.

Zurich was confirmed as the city with the highest overall quality of living in the world, according to a survey by Mercer Human Resource Consulting earlier this year. A French-speaking Swiss city, Geneva, came second.

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