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 2015 266'510
Percentage of foreigners 2015  24.0 %
Population density 2014 3,1 inhabitants per hectare land area
Persons employed 2013 101'451
Percentage of persons employed by sector:  
     Agriculture 5,8 %
     Industry 36,5 %
     Services 57,7 %
Unemployed persons, 2015 3'603
Unemployment rate 2014 2,5 %
Gross Domestic Product, at current prices 2013  15'559 million Swiss francs
Gross Domestic Product per capita, at current prices 2013 60'247 Swiss francs

Thurgau in Figures 2016 (in German)

Thurgau in Focus - Statistical Yearbook 2015 (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)