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Official geographic directories

The directories of localities, streets and building addresses in Switzerland contain officially and legally verified data.

Official directory of towns and cities

Official directory of towns and cities

This directory contains the names, perimeters and post codes of all localities in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Official directory of building addresses

Official directory of building addresses

The official directory of building addresses lists all official addresses in Switzerland. It includes all buildings used for residential purposes, workplaces and buildings of general public interest.

Official street directory

Official street directory

This directory lists all streets, paths, alleys, squares and named districts that are used as street names for addresses.

Additional information

Datasets produced on the basis of partnership

All the official directories are produced on the basis of partnerships. The data pertaining to localities, streets and buildings are collected by the cantons (and in some cases by the municipalities too), within the framework of the cadastral survey or other processes. The collected data are then delivered to the federal administration. Data pertaining to localities are delivered directly to swisstopo for updating the directory of towns and cities, while data relating to streets and building addresses are sent to the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) for statistical purposes. The FSO periodically supplies swisstopo with the respective datasets and swisstopo compiles and manages the directories and publishes them in a suitable form.

The legal bases empowering the Federal Office Topography swisstopo to produce the official geographic directories and work together with the involved authorities have been in force since 1 July 2017.

  • The Federal Geoinformation Ordinance
  • The Federal Ordinance on Geographic Names
  • The Ordinance Governing Federal Buildings and Directories
  • The Ordinance of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport on Fees and Charges of the Federal Office of Topography (swisstopo ordinance on fees and charges)

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The directories are not linked to any personal data, i.e. data relating to natural persons and legal entities. They are therefore not governed by the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act.


Federal Office of Topography swisstopo Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern
Tel.
+41 58 469 01 11

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Relevant authority

Geodesy and Federal Directorate of Cadastral Surveying
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Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern

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