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Thus, Zürich became the fifth member of the Confederacy, which was at that time a loose confederation of de facto independent states.
Zürich was the presiding canton of the Diet from 1468 to 1519.
Monocle's 2012 "Quality of Life Survey" ranked Zürich first on a list of the top 25 cities in the world "to make a base within". In English, the name used to be written as Zurich, without the umlaut. A possibility is derivation from *Turīcon, from the Gaulish personal name Tūros..
Even so, standard English practice for German calques is to either preserve the umlaut or replace it with the base letter followed by e (i.e. A first development towards its later, Germanic form is attested as early as the 6th century with the form Ziurichi.
Traces of pre-Roman Celtic, La Tène settlements were discovered near the Lindenhof hill.
In Roman times, Turicum was a tax-collecting point at the border of Gallia Belgica (from AD 90 Germania Superior) and Raetia for goods trafficked on the river Limmat.
City spokesman Hans Gonella told 20 Minuten it looked like it would be easy to restore the colour of the fountains but if the pumps had been damaged they will press charges against the group.
The tampon tax has caused controversy across Europe and in March this year, David Cameron announced that the European Commission had agreed to put tampons on the list of “zero-rated” items.
The political power of the convent slowly waned in the 14th century, beginning with the establishment of the (guild laws) in 1336 by Rudolf Brun, who also became the first independent mayor, i.e. An important event in the early 14th century was the completion of the Manesse Codex, a key source of medieval German poetry.
Aktivistin.ch, the feminist group behind the stunt dubbed #happytobleed, said it was designed to prompt discussion on attitudes towards the female body.
In Switzerland, women have to pay an eight per cent tax on tampons and sanitary towels as they are deemed a luxury product – as opposed to the reduced 2.5 per cent tax imposed on most everyday items such as groceries.
Protesters in Zurich have turned 13 fountains blood red in protest at the so-called tampon tax and taboos around menstruation.
Women campaigning for the abolition of the levy on sanitary products poured red food dye into fountains around the city, including several outside major railway stations, between am and am.