Basel

One of Switzerland's underrated tourist destinations, Basel has a beautiful medieval old town centre, a fascinating carnival, and several world class art museums built by architects like Renzo Piano, Mario Botta and Herzog & De Meuron.
Photo: Noebu, CC BY 2.5.

Notable Places in the Area

Stadium
is a Swiss sports stadium in Basel. It is the largest football venue in Switzerland and home to FC Basel. Photo: pengster, CC BY 2.0.

Museum
The houses the largest and most significant public art collection in Photo: Wikimedia, FAL.

Zoo
Zoo Basel is a non-profit zoo in the city of Basel, . Photo: TeamBurton, Public domain.

Museum
Founded in 1961, the is one of the many museums in the… Photo: Basmus, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

is in Grand-Est. Despite being separated from it by an international border, it serves in many ways as a suburb of Basel, including being linked to its tram network. Photo: Comstagiaire SL, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a German town and commune. It is on the east bank of the River Rhine, and extends to the point at which the Swiss, French and German borders meet. Photo: Taxiarchos228, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Town
is a town and a municipality in the district of Arlesheim in the canton of Basel-Country in . Photo: Patrik Tschudin, CC BY 2.0.

Basel

Latitude
47.5581° or 47° 33' 29.2" north
Longitude
7.5878° or 7° 35' 16.2" east
Population
174,000
IATA airport codes
EAP and BSL
United Nations Location Code
CH BSL
Elevation
279 metres (915 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 27284711
Geo­Names ID
2661604
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Basel
  • Afrikaans: Basel
  • Afrikaans: Bâle
  • Akan: Basel
  • Akan: Bâle
  • Albanian: Basel
  • Albanian: Bazeli
  • Albanian: Bâle
  • Amharic: ባዝል
  • Arabic: Basel
  • Arabic: بازل
  • Arabic: باسل
  • Armenian: Բազել
  • Armenian: Պազել
  • Arpitan: Bâla
  • Arpitan: Bâle
  • Asturian: Basel
  • Asturian: Basilea
  • Asturian: Bâle
  • Azerbaijani: Bazel
  • Azerbaijani: Bâle
  • Basque: Basilea
  • Basque: Bâle
  • Belarusian: Базель
  • Belarusian: Базэль
  • Bengali: বাজেল
  • Bhojpuri: बासेल
  • Bhojpuri: बेसल
  • Bosnian: Basel
  • Bosnian: Bâle
  • Breton: Basel
  • Breton: Bâle
  • Bulgarian: Базел
  • Catalan: Basilea
  • Catalan: Bâle
  • Cebuano: Basel (kapital sa kanton)
  • Cebuano: Basel
  • Central Kurdish: بازل
  • Chavacano: Basilea
  • Chavacano: Bâle
  • Chechen: Базель
  • Chinese: Basel
  • Chinese: 巴塞尔
  • Chinese: 巴塞爾
  • Chinese: 巴泽尔
  • Chinese: 巴澤爾
  • Chuvash: Базель
  • Croatian: Basel
  • Croatian: Bâle
  • Czech: Basilej
  • Czech: Bâle
  • Danish: Basel
  • Danish: Bâle
  • Dimli (individual language): Basel
  • Dimli (individual language): Bâle
  • Dutch: Basel
  • Dutch: Bazel
  • Egyptian Arabic: بازل
  • English: Basel BS
  • English: Basle
  • English: Bâle
  • Esperanto: Basel
  • Esperanto: Bazelo
  • Estonian: Basel
  • Estonian: Bâle
  • Faroese: Basel
  • Faroese: Bâle
  • Finnish: Basel
  • Finnish: Bâle
  • French: Basel
  • French: Bâle
  • Galician: Bale
  • Galician: Basel
  • Galician: Basilea
  • Galician: Bâle
  • Georgian: ბაზელი
  • German: Basel
  • German: Bâle
  • Greek: Βασιλεία
  • Gujarati: બેસેલ
  • Hakka Chinese: Basel
  • Hakka Chinese: Bâle
  • Hausa: Basel
  • Hebrew: בזל
  • Hindi: बासेल
  • Hungarian: Bázel
  • Hungarian: Bâle
  • Icelandic: Basel
  • Icelandic: Bâle
  • Ido: Basel
  • Ido: Bâle
  • Inari Sami: Basel
  • Indonesian: Basel
  • Indonesian: Bâle
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Basel
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Bâle
  • Interlingue: Basel
  • Interlingue: Bâle
  • Irish: Basel
  • Irish: Bâle
  • Italian: Basilea
  • Italian: Bâle
  • Japanese: バーゼル
  • Javanese: Basel
  • Javanese: Bâle
  • Kabyle: Bâle
  • Kannada: ಬಾಸೆಲ್
  • Kazakh: Базель
  • Korean: 바젤
  • Ladino: Basilea
  • Ladino: Bâle
  • Latin: Basilea
  • Latin: Basilia
  • Latin: Bâle
  • Latin: Robur
  • Latvian: Bāzele
  • Lingala: Bâle
  • Lithuanian: Bazelis
  • Lombard: Basilea
  • Lombard: Bâle
  • Low German: Basel
  • Low German: Bâle
  • Luxembourgish: Basel
  • Luxembourgish: Bâle
  • Macedonian: Базел
  • Malay: Basel
  • Malay: Bâle
  • Marathi: बासल
  • Min Dong Chinese: Basel
  • Min Dong Chinese: Bâle
  • Min Nan Chinese: Basel
  • Min Nan Chinese: Bâle
  • Mingrelian: ბაზელი
  • Mongolian: Базель
  • Mongolian: Базель хот
  • Nauru: Basel
  • Nauru: Bâle
  • Neapolitan: Basilea
  • Neapolitan: Bâle
  • Nepali: बेसेल
  • Northern Frisian: Bâle
  • Northern Frisian: Bāsel
  • Norwegian: Basel
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Basel
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Bâle
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Basel
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Bâle
  • Nyanja: Basel
  • Nyanja: Bâle
  • Occitan (post 1500): Basilèa
  • Ossetian: Базель
  • Persian: بازل
  • Piemontese: Basilea
  • Polish: Bazylea
  • Polish: Bâle
  • Portuguese: Basileia
  • Portuguese: Basiléia
  • Portuguese: Bâle
  • Pushto: بازل شتادت
  • Quechua: Basel
  • Quechua: Bâle
  • Romanian: Basel
  • Romanian: Bâle
  • Romansh: Basilea.
  • Romansh: Basilea
  • Romansh: Bâle
  • Russian: Базель
  • Saterfriesisch: Basel
  • Saterfriesisch: Bâle
  • Scots: Basel
  • Scots: Bâle
  • Scottish Gaelic: Basel
  • Scottish Gaelic: Bâle
  • Serbian: Базел
  • Serbo-Croatian: Basel
  • Serbo-Croatian: Bâle
  • Sicilian: Basilea
  • Sicilian: Bâle
  • Silesian: Basel
  • Silesian: Bâle
  • Sinhala: බැසෙල්
  • Slovak: Bazilej
  • Slovak: Bâle
  • Slovenian: Basel
  • Slovenian: Bâle
  • South Azerbaijani: بازل
  • Spanish: Basilea
  • Spanish: Bâle
  • Swahili: Basel
  • Swahili: Bâle
  • Swedish: Basel
  • Swedish: Basilea
  • Swedish: Bâle
  • Swiss German: Basel
  • Tagalog: Basel
  • Tagalog: Bâle
  • Tamil: பேசெல்
  • Tatar: Базел
  • Telugu: బాసెల్
  • Thai: บาเซิล
  • Tibetan: པ་སེལ།
  • Tosk Albanian: Basel
  • Turkish: Basel
  • Turkish: Bâle
  • Ukrainian: Базель
  • Upper Sorbian: Basel
  • Upper Sorbian: Bâle
  • Urdu: بازل
  • Urdu: بازیل
  • Uzbek: Bazel
  • Uzbek: Bâle
  • Venetian: Baxilea
  • Venetian: Baxiłea
  • Venetian: Bâle
  • Vietnamese: Basel
  • Vietnamese: Bâle
  • Volapük: Basel
  • Volapük: Bâle
  • Waray (Philippines): Basel
  • Waray (Philippines): Bâle
  • Welsh: Basel
  • Welsh: Bâle
  • Western Armenian: Պազել
  • Western Frisian: Basel
  • Western Frisian: Bâle
  • Wu Chinese: 白才尔
  • Yiddish: באזעל
  • Yue Chinese: 巴塞爾

Other Places Named Basel

  • Switzerland
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  • Saratov Oblast, Russia
  • Locality, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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