Winterthur

city in the canton of Zürich, Switzerland

Winterthur (ˈvɪntərtuːr; French: Winterthour; Latin language: Vitudurum, locally often called: Winti) is a city in the canton of Zurich in northern Switzerland. It is the sixth-largest city in Switzerland. About 138,000 people lived there in 2015.

Winterthur
Coat of arms of Winterthur
Location of Winterthur
Winterthur is located in Switzerland
Winterthur
Winterthur
Winterthur is located in Canton of Zurich
Winterthur
Winterthur
Coordinates: 47°29′56″N 8°43′43″E / 47.49889°N 8.72861°E / 47.49889; 8.72861Coordinates: 47°29′56″N 8°43′43″E / 47.49889°N 8.72861°E / 47.49889; 8.72861
CountrySwitzerland
CantonZurich
DistrictWinterthur
Government
 • ExecutiveStadtrat
with 7 members
 • MayorStadtpräsident (list)
Michael Künzle CVP/PDC
(as of February 2014)
 • ParliamentGrosser Gemeinderat
with 60 members
Area
 • Total68.07 km2 (26.28 sq mi)
Elevation
439 m (1,440 ft)
Highest elevation687 m (2,254 ft)
Lowest elevation
(Kläranlage Hard)
393 m (1,289 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[2]
 • Total111,840
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
8400–8411, 8310, 8352, 8482
SFOS number0230
LocalitiesStadt (city), Mattenbach, Oberwinterthur, Seen, Töss, Veltheim and Wülflingen
Surrounded byBrütten, Dinhard, Elsau, Hettlingen, Illnau-Effretikon, Kyburg, Lindau, Neftenbach, Oberembrach, Pfungen, Rickenbach, Schlatt, Seuzach, Wiesendangen, Zell
Twin townsHall in Tirol (Austria), La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland), Pilsen (Czech Republic), Yverdon-les-Bains (Switzerland)
Websitewww.stadt.winterthur.ch
SFSO statistics

EconomyEdit

Sulzer AG, Swiss industrial engineering, is headquartered in Winterthur.

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Winterthur is twinned with:[3]

GalleryEdit

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.
  3. "Partnerstädte" (official site) (in German). Winterthur, Switzerland: Stadt Winterthur. 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
  4. "Association Suisse des Communes et Régions d'Europe". L'Association suisse pour le Conseil des Communes et Régions d'Europe (ASCCRE) (in French). Archived from the original on 2012-07-24. Retrieved 2013-07-20.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Winterthur at Wikimedia Commons

Panoramic view from the "Bäumli Park" to the Garden City Winterthur