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Thurgau at a glance

Key figures on the Canton of Thurgau

Districts ("Bezirke") 5
Political Municipalities 80
Area 991 km2
   
Geography  
Northernmost point In the middle of Rhein River ("Schaarenwiese", Schlatt)
Southernmost point Point of intersection of Canton Thurgau, St. Gallen and Zurich (Fischingen)
Easternmost point Confluence of Goldach River into Lake Constance (Horn)
Westernmost point Mountain Kohlfirst (Schlatt)
Highest point Hohgrat (Fischingen), 991 m.a.s.l.
Lowest point Effluent of Thur River out of the Canton (Neunforn), 370 m.a.s.l.
   
Distances  
Maximum distance north-south 35 km
Maximum distance east-west 61 km
   
Population  
Total population 2017 272'780
Percentage of foreigners 2017 24,4 %
Population density 2017 3,2 inhabitants per hectare land area
   

Economy
 
Persons employed 2016 104'474
Percentage of persons employed by sector:  
Agriculture 5,7 %
Industry 35,3 %
Services 59,0 %
Unemployed persons 2017 3'385
Unemployment rate 2017 2,3 %
Gross Domestic Product, at current prices 2015 16'043 million Swiss francs
Gross Domestic Product per capita, at current prices 2015  60'406 Swiss francs

Thurgau in Figures 2018 (in German)

Thurgau in Focus - Statistical Yearbook 2018 (in German)

 

Sources: Geography, Distances: Amt für Geoinformation Kanton Thurgau; Population: Dienststelle für Statistik Kanton Thurgau, Bundesamt für Statistik, Arealstatistik; Economy: Bundesamt für Statistik, STATENT (Employed persons), SECO (unemployed persons), Bundesamt für Statistik (Gross Domestic Product)

Thurgau in Figures (in German)

Thurgau in Focus - Statistical Yearbook (in German)

Sources: Geography, Distances: Amt für Geoinformation Kanton Thurgau; Population: Dienststelle für Statistik Kanton Thurgau, Bundesamt für Statistik, Arealstatistik; Economy: Bundesamt für Statistik, STATENT (Employed persons), SECO (unemployed persons), Bundesamt für Statistik (Gross Domestic Product)