|Area||15.5 km2 (6.0 sq mi)|
|Elevation||432 m (1,417 ft)|
|Surrounded by||Amlikon-Bissegg, Berg, Bürglen, Bussnang, Kemmental, Märstetten|
In December 2004 it had about 9500 people. Since it is in the middle of the canton, part of the canton's government is in the town. The Thurgau cantonal bank is also there. The grand council of the canton meets in Weinfelden during the winter.
Early history [change]
Weinfelden was by far the biggest town in the canton of Thurgau. In 1798, Paul Reinhart and his committee led the area to freedom from the domination of the Eidgenossen. In 1803, Thurgau became an independent canton, through the mediation of Napoleon, with Frauenfeld as capital.
Modern history [change]
Portraits of both Paul Reinhart and Thomas Bornhauser hang in the Rathaus.
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