Horgen

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Horgen
Coat of arms of Horgen
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Horgen
Government
 • Mayor Gemeindepräsident
Theo Leuthold SVP
(as of 2014)
Area[1]
 • Total 21.11 km2 (8.15 sq mi)
Elevation 408 m (1,339 ft)
Population (Dec 2016[2])
 • Total 20,291
 • Density 960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Postal code 8810, 8812, 8813
8815 Horgenberg
8135 Sihlwald/Sihlbrugg
SFOS number 0133
Localities Hirzel, Dorf, Arn, Horgenberg, Käpfnach, Oberdorf, Sihlbrugg Station, Sihlwald, Tannenbach, Waldegg and Horgen
Surrounded by Wädenswil, Hirzel, Hausen am Albis, Langnau am Albis, Oberrieden, Thalwil
Website www.horgen.ch
SFSO statistics

Horgen is a city in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland. It is capital of the district of Horgen.

It is one of the larger towns along the south bank of the Lake Zurich.

On 1 January 2018 the former municipality of Hirzel merged into the municipality of Horgen.

Villages[change | change source]

Dorf, Arn, Horgenberg, Käpfnach, Oberdorf, Sihlbrugg Station, Sihlwald, Tannenbach, Waldegg and Horgen

History[change | change source]

It is also the type-site of Switzerland's middle Neolithic archaeological culture. The settlement there, the so-called Horgner Kultur (Horgen culture), produced examples of a type of crude pottery with parallels to the Seine-Oise-Marne culture of northern France.

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2017

Other websites[change | change source]

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