Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and capital of 'canton of Zurich' it is a leading global city with world's largest financial centers despite having a relatively small population and is located at the northwestern tip of Zurich Lake. The city is recognized with the highest living standard in the world and is home to a large number of financial institutions and banking companies. Most of Switzerland's research and development centers are concentrated in Zurich and so popular with tourists. Many museums and art galleries can be found in the city, including the Swiss National Museum, Kunsthaus, Zurichlake, Sunrise towers. Schauspielhaus Zurich is one of the most important theatres in the German-speaking world Steeped in history, cities such as Zurich, Geneva, and Lausanne offer excellent museums and galleries, historic buildings, and renowned music festivals in Switzerland.
Zurich was named as the city with best quality of life in the world as well as the wealthiest city in Europe in terms of GDP per capita. The Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Ranking sees Zurich rank among the top ten most liveable cities in the world.