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
 • Total68.05 km2 (26.27 sq mi)
Elevation
439 m (1,440 ft)
Highest elevation687 m (2,254 ft)
Lowest elevation
(Kläranlage Hard)
393 m (1,289 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[2]
 • Total110,912
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,200/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. "Bilanz der ständigen Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Staatsangehörigkeit (Kategorie), Geschlecht und demographischen Komponenten". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 12 January 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