Winterthur

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Winterthur
Coat of arms of Winterthur
Coat of arms
Location of Winterthur
CountrySwitzerland
CantonZurich
DistrictWinterthur
Government
 • ExecutiveStadtrat
with 7 members
 • MayorStadtpräsident (list)
Michael Künzle CVP/PDC
(as of February 2014)
 • ParliamentGrosser Gemeinderat
with 60 members
Area
 • Total68.07 km2 (26.28 sq mi)
Elevation
439 m (1,440 ft)
Highest elevation687 m (2,254 ft)
Lowest elevation
(Kläranlage Hard)
393 m (1,289 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[2]
 • Total111,840
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Postal code
8400–8411, 8310, 8352, 8482
SFOS number0230
LocalitiesStadt (city), Mattenbach, Oberwinterthur, Seen, Töss, Veltheim and Wülflingen
Surrounded byBrütten, Dinhard, Elsau, Hettlingen, Illnau-Effretikon, Kyburg, Lindau, Neftenbach, Oberembrach, Pfungen, Rickenbach, Schlatt, Seuzach, Wiesendangen, Zell
Twin townsHall in Tirol (Austria), La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland), Pilsen (Czech Republic), Yverdon-les-Bains (Switzerland)
Websitewww.stadt.winterthur.ch
SFSO statistics

Winterthur (ˈvɪntərtuːr; French: Winterthour; Latin language: Vitudurum, locally often called: Winti) is a city in the canton of Zurich in northern Switzerland. It is the sixth-largest city in Switzerland. About 138,000 people lived there in 2015.

Economy[change | change source]

Sulzer AG, Swiss industrial engineering, is headquartered in Winterthur.

Twin towns – sister cities[change | change source]

Winterthur is twinned with:[3]

Gallery[change | change source]

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.
  3. "Partnerstädte" (official site) (in German). Winterthur, Switzerland: Stadt Winterthur. 2016. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
  4. "Association Suisse des Communes et Régions d'Europe". L'Association suisse pour le Conseil des Communes et Régions d'Europe (ASCCRE) (in French). Retrieved 2013-07-20.
Panoramic view from the "Bäumli Park" to the Garden City Winterthur

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Winterthur at Wikimedia Commons