The German-speaking canton of North-Western Switzerland owes its name to the river Thur. It is sharing the Bodensee with Germany and is part of Switzerland since 1803.
The economy of the canton Thurgau consists of mainly small and medium-sized companies, particularly from the metal and machine industry. About 70% of its production is exported to the foreign countries of Europe.
The canton wants to position itself in culinary arts and wants therefore to protects its fruitful land. Hence the Thurgau residents included a prohibition to their constitution in 2017, which forbids the extent of building areas until 2040.
The fact, that half of the national apple production comes from Thurgau, led to its nickname "must India", a wordplay referring to Estern India, and came from a satire magazine.