|Population (2007)||237,514 (Ranked 13th)|
|- Density||238 /km²|
|Area||991 km² (Ranked 12th)|
|Highest point||991 m - Hohgrat|
|Lowest point||370 m - Thur River at the cantonal border in Neunforn|
|Legislative||Grosser Rat (130)|
Thurgau (German: canton of Switzerland. Frauenfeld is the capital of the canton of Thurgau in Switzerland. In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. To help compare different Orders of magnitude and geographical regions we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km² This is a lists of Cantons of Switzerland ranked by Area. Note that half-cantons are listed separately counting full cantons Unterwalden ranks 17th before Glarus This is a list of Cantons of Switzerland by highest point The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International Thur is a 131 km long river in north-eastern Switzerland. Its source is near the mountain Säntis in the south-east of the Canton of St Neunforn is a municipality in the district of Frauenfeld in the canton of Thurgau in Switzerland. Since 1848, the Swiss Confederation has been a Federal state of relatively autonomous cantons some of which have a history of confederacy that goes back 1803 ( MDCCCIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a These are data codes for Switzerland. Country These are codes for the country itself An official language is a Language that is given a special legal status in a particular Country, State, or other territory The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. This article lists the executive and legislative organs of the Cantons of Switzerland, as well as the current number of members This is a List of office-holders in 2005 in Switzerland. See also 2005 in Switzerland. This article lists the executive and legislative organs of the Cantons of Switzerland, as well as the current number of members This article lists the executive and legislative organs of the Cantons of Switzerland, as well as the current number of members Municipalities (sometimes called communities or communes, after the French/Italian names are the smallest government division in Switzerland and are called Thurgau (German, anglicized as Thurgovia) is a northeast canton of Switzerland. In contrast to centrally organised States in the federally constituted Switzerland each Canton iscompletely free to decide its own In contrast to centrally organised States in the federally constituted Switzerland each Canton iscompletely free to decide its own The 26 cantons of Switzerland are the states of the Federal state of Switzerland. Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation The population is 237,514 (2007). Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The capital is Frauenfeld. Frauenfeld is the capital of the canton of Thurgau in Switzerland., anglicized as Thurgovia) is a northeast
To the north the canton is bound by the Lake Constance across which lies Germany and Austria. Under the designation Lake Constance or Lake of Constance ( German Bodensee) one summarizes the three independent bodies of water Obersee Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Austria (Österreich ( officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich The river Rhine creates the border in the northwest. The Rhine (Rhein Rijn Rhin Reno Rain Rhenus is one of the longest and most important Rivers in Europe at 1320 kilometres (820 mi with an average discharge To the south lies the canton of St. Gallen; to the west lie the cantons of Zürich and Schaffhausen. The Canton of St Gallen (German Kanton) is a canton of Switzerland. The Canton of Zürich (German Kanton) has a population of about 1 The Canton of is a canton of Switzerland. The principal city and capital of the canton is Schaffhausen.
The area of the canton is 991 km² and commonly divided into three hill masses. One of these stretches along Lake Constance in the north. Under the designation Lake Constance or Lake of Constance ( German Bodensee) one summarizes the three independent bodies of water Obersee Another is further inland between the river Thur and the river Murg. Thur is a 131 km long river in north-eastern Switzerland. Its source is near the mountain Säntis in the south-east of the Canton of St For the town in Baden-Württemberg see Murg Germany. The Murg is a right tributary of the Rhine, located in Baden-Württemberg, The third one forms the southern border of the canton and merges with the Hörnli mountain in the pre-Alps.
In prehistoric times the lands of the canton were inhabited by people of the Pfyn culture along the lake. The Pfyn Culture is one of several archaeologically-defined cultures of the Neolithic period in Switzerland. During Roman times the canton was part of the province Raetia until in 450 the lands were settled by the Alamanni. For the area code see Area code 450. Events By Place Eastern Roman Empire August 25 — Marcian is proclaimed The Alamanni, Allemanni, or Alemanni were originally an alliance of Germanic tribes located around the upper Main river ( Germany It was only in the 8th century that the canton became a political unit similar to what it is known today, as a Gau of the Frankish Empire. The 8th century is the period from 701 to 800 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian / Common Era. Francia or Frankia, later also called the Frankish Empire (imperium Francorum Frankish Kingdom (Latin regnum Francorum, "Kingdom of the At the time, however, the area was not so clearly defined and changed frequently. Overall, the size of the Thurgau was larger, but during the Middle Ages the canton became smaller in size. The dukes of Zähringen and the counts of Kyburg took over much of the land. Zähringen is the name of an old and influential German noble family taken from the castle and village of that name The town of Zürich was part of the Thurgau until it became reichsunmittelbar in 1218. Zürich (, Zürich German: Züri, Zurich, Zurigo; in English generally Zurich) is the largest city in Switzerland and capital of the Imperial immediacy (Reichsfreiheit or Reichsunmittelbarkeit) was a privileged feudal and political status a form of statehood which a City, religious When the Kyburg dynasty became extinct in 1264 the Habsburgs took over that land. The Swiss confederation allied with ten freed bailiwicks of the former Toggenburg seized the lands of the Thurgau from the Habsburgs in 1460, and it became subject territory of Zürich. The Counts of Toggenburg ( Grafen von Toggenburg) ruled the Toggenburg region of today's Canton of St
In 1798 the land became a canton for the first time as part of the Helvetic Republic. Year 1798 ( MDCCXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a In Swiss history, the Helvetic Republic ( 1798 &ndash 1803) represented an early attempt to impose a central authority over Switzerland, In 1803 the canton of Thurgau became a member of the Swiss confederation. 1803 ( MDCCCIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a The current cantonal constitution dates from 1987. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar)
The canton of Thurgau is known for its fine agricultural produce. Particularly, apples, pears, fruits and vegetables are well-known. The many orchards in the canton are mainly used for the production of cider. Wine is produced in the Thur valley. Wine is an Alcoholic beverage made from the fermentation of Grape juice
There is also industry in the canton of Thurgau. The main industries are printing, textiles and handicrafts. Small and middle-sized businesses are important for the cantonal economy. Many of these are concentrated around the capital.
The population is mostly German speaking. The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. About two thirds of the population are Protestants with most of the remainder being Roman Catholics. Protestantism refers to the forms of Christian faith and practice that originated in the 16th century Protestant Reformation.
The Canton of Thurgau is divided into eight districts, and each is named after its capital:
There are 80 municipalities in the canton (as of April 2004):
See also: municipalities of Switzerland