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Thurgau - CH057

EU regions: Switzerland > SCHWEIZ/SUISSE/SVIZZERA > Eastern Switzerland > Thurgau

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GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2018120
number of inhabitants2021282 909
population density2019323.3
old-age dependency ratio202127.6

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Composition of population according to age group, education and economic activity, Thurgau

age grouplow educationmiddle educationhigh education

note: in thousands, according to labour force sample survey. P – total population, E – employed, U – unemployed, I – number of ecnomically inactive

demographic pyramid CH057 Thurgau

From wikipedia:

Thurgau (German: [ˈtuːrɡaʊ] (listen); French: Thurgovie; Italian: Turgovia), anglicized as Thurgovia, more formally 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 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. In 2007, there were a total of 47,390 (or 19.9 % of the population) who were resident foreigners. The capital is Frauenfeld.


In prehistoric times the lands of the canton were inhabited by people of the Pfyn culture along Lake Constance.

other: Eastern Switzerland, Thurgau, Canton of St. Gallen, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Grisons, Canton of Schaffhausen, canton of Glarus

neighbours: Canton of Schaffhausen, Canton of Zürich, Bodenseekreis, Konstanz, Canton of St. Gallen

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Thurgau - CH057, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/CH057


Current statistics

December 2022: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 178143, of which 73275 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 6.6 % (2.7 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 20.8 % (13.0 %), Revúca 20.1 % (12.3 %), Kežmarok 18.0 % (8.9 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 2.6 %, Trenčín 2.8 %, Ilava 2.8 %, Bratislava I 3.0 %, Nitra 3.1 %