Thurgau

Thurgau (German: [ˈtuːrɡaʊ] (listen); French: Thurgovie; Italian: Turgovia), anglicized as Thurgovia, more formally[3] the Canton of Thurgau, is one of the 26 cantons forming the Swiss Confederation. It is composed of five districts and its capital is Frauenfeld.

Thurgau
Canton of Thurgau
Kanton Thurgau  (German)
Location in Switzerland
Map of Thurgau

Coordinates: 47°35′N 9°4′E
CapitalFrauenfeld
Subdivisions80 municipalities, 5 districts
Government
  ExecutiveRegierungsrat (5)
  LegislativeGrosser Rat (130)
Area
  Total991.77 km2 (382.92 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2019)[2]
  Total279,547
  Density280/km2 (730/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeCH-TG
Highest point991 m (3,251 ft): Hohgrat
Lowest point370 m (1,214 ft): Thur at the cantonal border in Neunforn
Joined1803
LanguagesGerman
Websitewww.tg.ch

Thurgau is part of Eastern Switzerland. It is named for the river Thur, and the name Thurgovia was historically used for a larger area, including part of this river's basin upstream of the modern canton. The area of what is now Thurgau was acquired as subject territories by the cantons of the Old Swiss Confederacy from the mid 15th century. Thurgau was first declared a canton in its own right at the formation of the Helvetic Republic in 1798.

The population, as of December 2019, is 279,547.[2] In 2007, there were a total of 47,390 (or 19.9% of the population) who were resident foreigners.[4] The capital is Frauenfeld.