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Thurgau in a few words

Thurgau Romanshorn

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. 

Economy

Metal industrie

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. 

Culinary importance

swiss food

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.   

Mostindien

Apple

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. 

The region in numbers

Area in km²
992
Volume, persons per km²
273
Population
270700
Percentage of foreigners
24.5%
GDP in millions
15860
Admission to confederation
1803
Number of municipalities
80
Unemployment rate in %
2.5%
Active population
147000
Percentage of agricultural area
60.7%