Degersheim

municipality in Switzerland

Degersheim is a municipality in Wil in the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Degersheim is first mentioned in 837 as Tegarascai. This name contains the Germanic "tegar" (meaning big), and "asca" meaning "ash tree". Degersheim is on the railway line from St. Gallen to Lucerne, and suburban trains connect it to St. Gallen and Wattwil. The through trains to Lucerne no longer stop in Degersheim, they stop in Wattwil (the next stop from Degersheim).

Degersheim
Degersheim im Sommer.jpg
Coat of arms of Degersheim
Location of Degersheim
Degersheim is located in Switzerland
Degersheim
Degersheim
Degersheim is located in Canton of St. Gallen
Degersheim
Degersheim
Coordinates: 47°22′N 9°12′E / 47.367°N 9.200°E / 47.367; 9.200Coordinates: 47°22′N 9°12′E / 47.367°N 9.200°E / 47.367; 9.200
CountrySwitzerland
CantonSt. Gallen
DistrictWil
Government
 • MayorMonika Scherrer
Area
 • Total14.48 km2 (5.59 sq mi)
Elevation
800 m (2,600 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[2]
 • Total4,129
 • Density290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
9113
SFOS number3401
Surrounded byFlawil, Herisau (AR), Lütisburg, Mogelsberg, Oberuzwil, St. Peterzell, Schwellbrunn (AR)
Websitewww.degersheim.ch
SFSO statistics
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ReferencesEdit

  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.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Degersheim at Wikimedia Commons