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Elgg

Elgg is a municipality in the district of Winterthur in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland. On 1 January 2018 the former municipality of Hofstetten merged into the municipality of Elgg.

Emmen, Switzerland

Emmen is a village and municipality in the district of Hochdorf in the canton of Lucerne in Switzerland. The municipality Emmen consists of the village Emmen, the town Emmenbrucke, and several hamlets. The official language of Emmen, a Swiss vari ...

Euthal

The village Euthal is a borough in the district of Einsiedeln in the canton of Schwyz in Switzerland It is located at an altitude of 895 meters above sea level in the valley of the Sihlsee. "Euthal is the southernmost village on the Sihlsee. The ...

Freienbach

Freienbach has an area, as of 2006, of 13.8 km 2 5.3 sq mi. Of this area, 40.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 23.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 31% is settled buildings or roads and the remainder 4.5% is non-productive rivers ...

Gland, Switzerland

Gland is known to have been a prehistoric settlement. During the Roman period a farm called Villa Glanis was there. Until the 1960s, Gland was merely a small farming village essentially vineyards and cattle. The gland is first mentioned around 99 ...

Greifensee, Zurich

Settlements in Greifensee date back in 4000 B.C. In 1975, a Neolithic stilt house village located on the northern shore of the Lake Greifen area called Boschen was discovered by recreational divers. Initially, they found ceramics, lavishly decora ...

Grenchen

Grenchen is a municipality in the district of Lebern in the canton of Solothurn in Switzerland. It is located at the foot of the Jura mountains between Solothurn and Biel, approximately 25 km 16 miles North of Bern. With more than 16.000 inhabita ...

Gruningen

Gruningen is a town and municipality in the district of Hinwil in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland, notable for its well-preserved historic nucleus.

Hermance

Hermance has an area, as of 2009, of 1.44 square kilometers 0.56 sq mi. Of this area, 0.83 km 2 0.32 sq mi or 57.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.19 km 2 0.073 sq mi or 13.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.42 km 2 0.16 sq mi ...

Horw

Horw has an area of 12.8 km 2 4.9 sq mi. Of this area, 32.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 42.5% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 24.2% is settled buildings or roads and the remainder 0.7% is non-productive rivers, glaciers or mou ...

Huttwil

Huttwil is first mentioned in the 9th Century as Huttiwilare. While the Swiss peasant war was unsuccessful, he forced the Bernese authorities to reform the tax system and respect for the rights of peasants. Although Huttwil was a center of rebell ...

Illnau-Effretikon

Illnau-Effretikon is a municipality in the district of Pfaffikon in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland. It includes the villages of Illnau, Effretikon, Ottikon and Bisikon. On 1 January 2016 Kyburg and Illnau-Effretikon merged to form the munici ...

Kloten

Kloten is located in the Glatt Valley, some 10 km 6.2 mi north of the city of Zurich. It is the nearest village to Zurich Airport, and the airport terminal and much of the airfield are within the municipal boundaries. Kloten has an area of 19.3 m ...

Kriens

Kriens is a city and a municipality in the district of Lucerne in the canton of Lucerne in Switzerland. The municipality is situated at the foot of mount Pilatus, and is a Western suburb of Lucerne.

Kusnacht

Kusnacht is first mentioned in 1188 as de Cussenacho. Early findings of settlement date back to the stone age. There are also finds from the bronze. During the Roman Empire, the mansion was located on the Commons. This is called fundus Cossiniacu ...

Lachen, Switzerland

Lachen has an area of 2.4 km 2 0.93 sq mi, as of 2006. Of this area, 26.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 5.8% is forested. Of the remaining land, 62.1% is settled buildings or roads and the remainder 5.4% is non-productive rivers, glac ...

Lancy

Lancy has an area, as of 2009, of 4.77 square kilometers 1.84 sq mi. Of this area, 0.25 km 2 0.097 sq mi or 5.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.31 km 2 0.12 sq mi or 6.5% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 4.26 km 2 1.64 sq mi or 8 ...

Lyss

Lyss is a municipality in the Seeland administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. On 1 January 2011, the former municipality of Busswil bei Buren was merged with Lyss.

Meilen

Archaeological findings in Meilen date back more than 4.000 years. In January 1854 the level of lake Zurich was particularly low and the locals took the chance to gain some land. During this undertaking prehistoric objects from the Pfyn, Horgen a ...

Monthey

The castle in the town center was built in 950 on a hill, the first houses of Monthey surrounded it. Monthey is first mentioned in 1215 as Montez. At the 13th century, the counts of Savoy owned the village and its area. In 1352, the count Amedee ...

Onex, Switzerland

Onex is first mentioned in 1292 as Onay. It became an independent municipality in 1851 when the municipality of Onex-Confignon split into the two municipalities of Onex and Confignon.

Opfikon

Opfikon is the name of a municipality in the Swiss canton of Zurich, located in the district of Bulach.

Ostermundigen

Ostermundigen is a municipality in the Bern-Mittelland administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. The city is home to screen legend, Ursula Andress. Most of the buildings in the list of UNESCO world heritage site Old city of Be ...

Pratteln

Pratteln has an area, as of 2009, of 10.69 square kilometers 4.13 sq mi. Of this area, 2.95 km 2 1.14 sq mi or 27.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 3 km 2 1.2 sq mi or 28.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 4.61 km 2 1.78 sq mi or ...

Prilly

Prilly is a municipality in Switzerland in the canton of Vaud, located in the district of Ouest Lausannois. It is one of the western suburbs of the city of Lausanne.

Regensberg

Regensberg is a municipality in the district of Dielsdorf in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland. It is located just to the west of Dielsdorf, on a ridge of the Lagern).

Regensdorf

Regensdorf is a municipality in the district of Dielsdorf District of the canton of Zurich, Switzerland. It is the biggest city in the region Furttal. Urania is the lake, which also includes tub / Strandbad Lido Katzensee on the border with the A ...

Reinach, Basel-Landschaft

Reinach has an area, as of 2009, of 7 square kilometers 2.7 sq mi. Of this area, 1.84 km 2 0.71 sq mi or 26.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 1.16 km 2 0.45 sq mi or 16.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 3.87 km 2 1.49 sq mi or 55 ...

Renens

Renens is a municipality in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. It is located in the district of Ouest Lausannois, and is a suburb of the city of Lausanne. It is the fourth largest city in the canton. It is considered a very multiethnic town, as mor ...

Rheinau, Switzerland

Rheinau is a municipality in the district of Andelfingen in the Canton of Zurich in Switzerland. It is located at a bend of the Rhine River which forms the Swiss-German border in this area. A bridge links Rheinau to Altenburg, in Jestetten munici ...

Richterswil

Richterswil is first mentioned in 1265 as Richtliswile. In the 17th century, interrupted by a series of peasant uprisings throughout Switzerland. One of these uprisings, 1645 / 46 Wadenswiler Steueraufstand Wädenswil Tax revolt, occurred around l ...

Ruti, Zurich

Ruti is a Swiss town and a municipality in the district of Hinwil in the canton of Zurich. The river Jona flows through the town.

Sarnen

Sarnen is a small historic town, a municipality, and the capital of the canton of Obwalden situated on the northern shores of Lake Sarnen in Switzerland. It has a population of just over 10.000 and is surrounded by countryside and mountains. Sarn ...

Schlieren, Switzerland

The oldest artifact discovered in the Canton of Zurich is a Stone Age Neanderthal hand axe which was found in Schlieren, and dates back to approximately 100.000 BCE. Until 1415, schlieren belonged to the Habsburg dynasty. After the conquest of Aa ...

Sembrancher

Sembrancher has an area, as of 2011, of 17.7 square kilometers 6.8 sq mi. Of this area, 17.5% is used for agricultural purposes, while 63.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 4.1% is settled buildings or roads and 15.3% is unproductive land. ...

Sempach

It has retained some traces of its medieval appearance, especially the main gateway, beneath a watch tower, and reached by a bridge over the old moat. About half an hour distant to the north-east, on the hillside, is the site of the famous Battle ...

Stafa

Stafa has an area of 8.6 km 2 3.3 sq mi. Of this area, 46.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 18.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 34% is settled buildings or roads and the remainder 1% is non-productive rivers, glaciers or mountai ...

Stans

Stans is the capital of the canton of Nidwalden in Switzerland. The official language of Stans is the Swiss variety of standard German but the main spoken language is a local variant of the Swiss German dialect of the German.

Sursee

Sursee is a municipality in the district of Sursee in the canton of Lucerne, Switzerland. Sursee is located at the northern end of Lake Sempach, not far from where the Sure river exits the lake, hence the name "Sursee".

Thalwil

Thalwil is a municipality and town in the district of Horgen in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland. As of 2010 its population was of 17.189. Besides the town of Thalwil, the municipality includes the village of Gattikon. The official language Th ...

Thonex

Thonex is a municipality of the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland. It is situated in the east of the canton and shares a border with the French town of Ambilly.

Thusis

Thusis is a municipality in the Viamala Region in the Swiss canton of Graubunden. On 1 January 2018 the former municipality of Mutten merged into the municipality of Thusis.

La Tour-de-Peilz

La Tour-de-Peilz is a municipality in Riviera-Pays-dEnhaut District in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. The city is located on Lake Geneva between Montreux and Vevey.

Uster

Uster is a town and the capital of the Uster District in the Swiss canton of Zurich. It is the third largest city in the Canton of Zurich, with nearly 35.000 residents, and is one of the twenty largest cities in Switzerland. Uster is located next ...

Uznach

Uznach is first mentioned in 741 as Uzinaa in a grant from a noble lady at Benken Abbey to the Abbey of Saint Gall. It was also mentioned later as both Uzinaha and Uzzinriuda. In the late 12th century, the village was transferred from the Abbey o ...

Vernier, Switzerland

Vernier is a municipality in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland. It is divided into different sections: Vernier Village, Le Lignon, Aïre, Les Avanchets, Cointrin and Chatelaine.

Visp

Visp lies in the Rhone valley, at the confluence of the Vispa and the Rhone, 9 km 6 mi west of Brig-Glis. Visp has an area, as of 2011, is 13.2 square kilometers of 5.1 square miles. In this region, 17.0% is used for agricultural purposes, and 59 ...

Volketswil

Volketswil has an area of 14 km 2 5.4 sq mi. Of this area, 42.5% is used for agricultural purposes, while 24.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 32.1% is settled buildings or roads and the remainder 0.8% is non-productive rivers, glaciers or ...

Wadenswil

Wadenswil, locally often called Wadi or Wadischwil, is a municipality in the district of Horgen in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland. The population was about 21.000. On 1 January 2019 the former municipalities of Hutten and Schonenberg merged ...

Wallisellen

The first settlement at Wallisellen dates from 58 BC. The municipality Wallisellen has its origin between 400 and 700 BC, after the Germanic migration of the peoples. Wallisellen is named according to both parts "Walchen" and "Seller". The German ...