"Der Kanton"

Translation:The canton

January 29, 2013

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Der Kanton is more or less a state/province in Switzerland. too small to be really states, sometimes too big for a province. So it is not common in Germany, but it is in Switzerland. their political system revolves around the relative independence of the "cantons"

January 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dvdtknsn

I guess Duolingo is trying to be inclusive of Swiss culture. It seems a fairly obscure word to throw in though. Thanks!

January 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dvdtknsn

Is "Kanton" a common word in Germany? I certainly don't come across "Canon" much in English.

January 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/christian
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It's the Swiss equivalent of a sub-national constituent state.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantons_of_Switzerland

January 29, 2013
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