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Thurgau at a glance

Key figures on the Canton of Thurgau

Districts ("Bezirke") 5
Political Municipalities 80
Area 991 km2
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.
Maximum distance north-south 35 km
Maximum distance east-west 61 km
Total population 2018 275'488
Percentage of foreigners 2018 24,6 %
Population density 2018 3,2 inhabitants per hectare land area

Persons employed 2016 104'474
Percentage of persons employed by sector:  
Agriculture 5,7 %
Industry 35,3 %
Services 59,0 %
Unemployed persons 2018 3'097
Unemployment rate 2018 2,1 %
Gross Domestic Product, at current prices 2016 16'369 million Swiss francs
Gross Domestic Product per capita, at current prices 2016  60'834 Swiss francs

Thurgau in Zahlen (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)