Coordinates: 47°33′N 8°54′E / 47.550°N 8.900°E / 47.550; 8.900
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Coat of arms of Frauenfeld
Location of Frauenfeld
Frauenfeld is located in Switzerland
Frauenfeld is located in Canton of Thurgau
Coordinates: 47°33′N 8°54′E / 47.550°N 8.900°E / 47.550; 8.900
 • MayorCarlo Parolari (FDP)
 • Total27.4 km2 (10.6 sq mi)
417 m (1,368 ft)
 (31 December 2018)[2][3]
 • Total25,607
 • Density930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
SFOS number4566
LocalitiesGerlikon, Herten, Horgenbach, Huben, Kurzdorf, Langdorf, Schönenhof, Zelgli
Surrounded byAadorf, Bertschikon bei Attikon (ZH), Ellikon an der Thur (ZH), Felben-Wellhausen, Gachnang, Hagenbuch (ZH), Matzingen, Thundorf, Uesslingen-Buch, Warth-Weiningen
Twin townsKufstein (Austria)
SFSO statistics
Frauenfeld Rathaus

Frauenfeld is the capital city of the canton of Thurgau in Switzerland. It is also the capital city of the district of Frauenfeld.

History[change | change source]

Early history[change | change source]

The city is first written about in 1246. It grew up around the Frauenfeld castle on the land of the Reichenau convent.

In 1264, it became the property of the Habsburgs. In 1374, the Habsburgs bestowed the right of judgment for all of Thurgau (which then included St. Gallen) on the Duke of Frauenfeld.

Twice in the 1700s, Frauenfeld was partly destroyed by fire, in 1771 and in 1788.

The fall of the old Old Swiss Confederacy in 1798 as a result of the French invasion brought an end to the gatherings in Frauenfeld.

Modern history[change | change source]

In 1919, the municipalities of Langdorf, Kurzdorf, Huben, Herten, and Horgenbach became part of Frauenfeld. In 1998, Gerlikon, Schönenhof, and Zelgli joined Frauenfeld.

Frauenfeld Castle

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. "Ständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Staatsangehörigkeitskategorie Geschlecht und Gemeinde; Provisorische Jahresergebnisse; 2018". Federal Statistical Office. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
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Other websites[change | change source]

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