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Horgen

municipality in the canton of Zürich, Switzerland

Horgen is a city in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland. It is capital of the district of Horgen.

Horgen
Coat of arms of Horgen
Coat of arms
Location of Horgen
CountrySwitzerland
CantonZurich
DistrictHorgen
Government
 • MayorGemeindepräsident
Theo Leuthold [[List of political parties in Switzerland|SVP ]]
(as of 2014)
Area
 • Total30.75 km2 (11.87 sq mi)
Elevation
408 m (1,339 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[2]
 • Total22,662
 • Density740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Postal code
8810, 8812, 8813
8815 Horgenberg
8135 Sihlwald/Sihlbrugg
SFOS number0295
LocalitiesHirzel, Dorf, Arn, Horgenberg, Käpfnach, Oberdorf, Sihlbrugg Station, Sihlwald, Tannenbach, Waldegg and Horgen
Surrounded byWädenswil, Hirzel, Hausen am Albis, Langnau am Albis, Oberrieden, Thalwil
Websitewww.horgen.ch
SFSO statistics

It is one of the larger towns along the south bank of the Lake Zurich.

On 1 January 2018 the former municipality of Hirzel merged into the municipality of Horgen.

VillagesEdit

Dorf, Arn, Horgenberg, Käpfnach, Oberdorf, Sihlbrugg Station, Sihlwald, Tannenbach, Waldegg and Horgen

HistoryEdit

It is also the type-site of Switzerland's middle Neolithic archaeological culture. The settlement there, the so-called Horgner Kultur (Horgen culture), produced examples of a type of crude pottery with parallels to the Seine-Oise-Marne culture of northern France.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://ld.geo.admin.ch/boundaries/municipality/295.
  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 Horgen at Wikimedia Commons