Rapperswil, St. Gallen

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Rapperswil
Rapperswil as seen from Etzel mountain: Capuchin monastery to the left, Rapperswil castle and St. John's church in the background, Lake Zürich harbour and Altstadt in the foreground respectively Seedamm, wooden bridge and upper Lake Zurich (Zürichsee) to the right (October 2010)
Rapperswil as seen from Etzel mountain: Capuchin monastery to the left, Rapperswil castle and St. John's church in the background, Lake Zürich harbour and Altstadt in the foreground respectively Seedamm, wooden bridge and upper Lake Zurich (Zürichsee) to the right (October 2010)
Coat of arms of Rapperswil
Coat of arms
Location of Rapperswil
Rapperswil is located in Switzerland
Rapperswil
Rapperswil
Rapperswil is located in Canton of St. Gallen
Rapperswil
Rapperswil
Coordinates: 47°13.6′N 8°49′E / 47.2267°N 8.817°E / 47.2267; 8.817Coordinates: 47°13.6′N 8°49′E / 47.2267°N 8.817°E / 47.2267; 8.817
CountrySwitzerland
CantonSt. Gallen
DistrictSee-Gaster
MunicipalityRapperswil-Jona
Government
 • MayorStadtpräsident/Stadtammann (list)
Area
 • Total1.74 km2 (0.67 sq mi)
Elevation
409 m (1,342 ft)
Population
 (1981-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,050
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Postal code
8640
SFOS number3336
Surrounded byAltendorf (SZ), Freienbach (SZ), Jona, Bollingen, Lachen (SZ)
Websitewww.rapperswil.ch
SFSO statistics

Rapperswil (Swiss German: [ˈrɑpːərʃˌʋiːl] or [ˈrɑpːərsˌʋiːl];[2] short: Rappi) was a municipality in See-Gaster in the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland. It is at the east side of the Lake Zurich (Zürichsee). As of 31 December 2006, 7,601 people lived there.

On 1 January 2007 the municipalities Rapperswil and Jona joined together to become the new municipality called Rapperswil-Jona.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. https://www.pxweb.bfs.admin.ch/pxweb/de/; retrieved: 15 June 2020; publisher: Federal Statistical Office.
  2. Andres Kristol, Rapperswil SG (See) in: Dictionnaire toponymique des communes suisses – Lexikon der schweizerischen Gemeindenamen – Dizionario toponomastico dei comuni svizzeri (DTS|LSG), Centre de dialectologie, Université de Neuchâtel, Verlag Huber, Frauenfeld/Stuttgart/Wien 2005, ISBN 3-7193-1308-5 and Éditions Payot, Lausanne 2005, ISBN 2-601-03336-3, p. 727.
  3. Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 23 September 2009

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