Thur (Switzerland)

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For the river Thur in France, see Thur River (France).
Thur
Thur im Toggenburg.JPG
Thur in Toggenburg
Origin Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Mouth Rhine
Basin countries Switzerland
Length 131 kilometres (81 mi)
Basin area 1,696 km2 (655 sq mi)

Thur is a 131 km (81 mi) long river in north-eastern Switzerland. Its source is near the mountain Säntis in the south-east of the canton of St. Gallen. In this canton it flows through the Toggenburg region and the town Wil. After Wil it flows through the canton of Thurgau and its capital Frauenfeld. The final 19 km (12 mi) of the river Thur are in the canton of Zürich. It flows into the river Rhine on the border with Germany, south of Schaffhausen.

Coordinates: 47°35′34″N 8°35′25″E / 47.59278°N 8.59028°E / 47.59278; 8.59028