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Frauenfeld

town in, and capital of, the Swiss canton of Thurgau
Frauenfeld Rathaus

Frauenfeld is the capital city of the canton of Thurgau in Switzerland. It is also the capital city of the district of Frauenfeld.

Frauenfeld
Coat of arms of Frauenfeld
Coat of arms
Location of Frauenfeld
CountrySwitzerland
CantonThurgau
DistrictFrauenfeld
Government
 • MayorCarlo Parolari (FDP)
Area
 • Total27.4 km2 (10.6 sq mi)
Elevation
417 m (1,368 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[2]
 • Total25,607
 • Density930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Postal code
8500
SFOS number4566
LocalitiesGerlikon, Herten, Horgenbach, Huben, Kurzdorf, Langdorf, Schönenhof, Zelgli
Surrounded byAadorf, Bertschikon bei Attikon (ZH), Ellikon an der Thur (ZH), Felben-Wellhausen, Gachnang, Hagenbuch (ZH), Matzingen, Thundorf, Uesslingen-Buch, Warth-Weiningen
Twin townsKufstein (Austria)
Websitewww.frauenfeld.ch
SFSO statistics

HistoryEdit

Early historyEdit

The city is first written about in 1246. It grew up around the Frauenfeld castle on the land of the Reichenau convent.

In 1264, it became the property of the Habsburgs. In 1374, the Habsburgs bestowed the right of judgment for all of Thurgau (which then included St. Gallen) on the Duke of Frauenfeld.

Twice in the 1700s, Frauenfeld was partly destroyed by fire, in 1771 and in 1788.

The fall of the old Old Swiss Confederacy in 1798 as a result of the French invasion brought an end to the gatherings in Frauenfeld.

Modern historyEdit

In 1919, the municipalities of Langdorf, Kurzdorf, Huben, Herten, and Horgenbach became part of Frauenfeld. In 1998, Gerlikon, Schönenhof, and Zelgli joined Frauenfeld.

 
Frauenfeld Castle

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.

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