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These are lists of towns (and cities) in Switzerland. Until 2014 municipalities with more than 10,000 inhabitants were considered to be towns (German: Stadt/Städte, French: ville(s), Italian: città). Since 2014, the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (FSO) uses a new algorithm (called German: Statistische Städte 2012, or French: Villes statistiques 2012) to define whether a municipality can be called a town or not; it newly also depends on its character.[1] Currently, FSO considers 162 municipalities as towns (German: Statistische Städte 2012, French: Villes statistiques 2012) in Switzerland. Further, some municipalities, which would fulfill such a definition, nevertheless prefer to understand themselves still as a village, or consequently refer to themselves just as municipalities (German: Gemeinde, French: commune, Italian: commune).

See Municipalities of Switzerland for a table of the largest and smallest.[2]:14–19

Population of towns with more than 10,000 inhabitants (2010)

Largest towns in Switzerland:

  1. Zürich
  2. Geneva
  3. Basel
  4. Lausanne
  5. Bern
  6. Winterthur
  7. Lucerne
  8. St. Gallen
  9. Lugano
  10. Biel/Bienne
  11. Thun
  12. (Köniz, statistically only, the whole municipality, but not the village)
  13. La Chaux-de-Fonds
  14. Fribourg
  15. Schaffhausen
  16. Chur
  17. Vernier
  18. Neuchâtel
  19. Uster
  20. Sion

List of towns[edit]

This is an alphabetical list of towns, which follows FSO's definition (German: Statistische Städte 2012, French: Villes statistiques 2012), and places with historic town rights (h) and/or market towns (m).[2]:14–19

  • Places in bold print are towns because of FSO's definition and historic town/market rights.
  • Places in italics are towns excluded by FSO's definition, but places with, either, historic town rights (h), or, which were places with historic market rights (m).
  • Places in normal print are towns according FSO's definition.
  • Places that had lost historic town rights previously are identified with "-h".
Town Town (h) or
market (m)
right,
founded & reference
District Canton Population Agglomeration[3]
Town proper(2015) [4] total Agglo (2015)[5]
Aarau h 1240-1250[6] Aarau AG 20,710 76,636 Aarau
Aarberg h 1220-1225[7] Aarberg BE 4,529 -
Aarburg h ~1330[8] Zofingen AG 7,723 98,535 Olten–Zofingen
Adliswil - Horgen ZH 18,551 1,334,269 Zurich
Aesch (BL)[note 1] - Arlesheim BL 10,198 541,011 Basel (CH)
Affoltern am Albis[note 2] - Affoltern ZH 11,695 1,334,269 Zurich
Agno[note 2] m Roman & Middle Age[9] Lugano TI 4,467 151,037 Lugano (CH)
Aigle m 1231[10] Aigle VD 9,942 -
Allschwil[note 2] - Arlesheim BL 20,536 541,011 Basel (CH)
Altdorf (UR)[note 2] m n.d., c. Late Middle Age[11] - UR 9,203 -
Altstätten m[12] Rheintal SG 11,358 56,777 Rheintal (CH)
Amriswil - Bischofszell TG 13,113 25,271 Amriswil–Romanshorn
Appenzell m[citation needed] Appenzell AI 5,822 -
Arbon h[citation needed] Arbon TG 14,266 53,689 Arbon–Rorschach
Arlesheim - Arlesheim BL 9,224 541,011 Basel (CH)
Arosa - Plessur GR 3,205 -
Arth - Schwyz SZ 11,597 -
Ascona h[citation needed] Locarno TI 5,439 55,528 Locarno (CH)
Aubonne h[citation needed] Aubonne VD 3,240 409,295 Lausanne
Avenches h[citation needed] Avenches VD 4,110 -
Baar - - ZG 23,561 127,095 Zug
Baden h[citation needed] Baden AG 19,012 109,255 Baden–Brugg
Basel h[citation needed] - BS 175,617 541,011 Basel (CH)
Bassersdorf - Bülach ZH 11,561 1,334,269 Zurich
Bellinzona h[citation needed] Bellinzona TI 18,308 52,061 Bellinzona
Belp - Bern-Mittelland BE 11,548 410,894 Bern
Bern h[citation needed] Bern-Mittelland BE 131,554 410,894 Bern
Beromünster m[citation needed] Sursee LU 6,445 -
Biasca m[citation needed] Riviera TI 6,168 -
Biel/Bienne h[citation needed] Biel/Bienne BE 54,163 104,542 Biel/Bienne
Binningen - Arlesheim BL 15,225 541,011 Basel (CH)
Birsfelden - Arlesheim BL 10,424 541,011 Basel (CH)
Bischofszell h[citation needed] Bischofszell TG 5,895 -
Boudry h[citation needed] Boudry NE 5,720 89,441 Neuchâtel
Bourg-Saint-Pierre h[citation needed] Entremont VS 183 -
Bremgarten (AG) h[citation needed] Bremgarten AG 7,775 1,334,269 Zurich
Brig-Glis m[citation needed] Brig VS 13,088 47,041 Brig–Visp
Brugg h[citation needed] Brugg AG 11,200 109,255 Baden–Brugg
Buchs (SG) - Werdenberg SG 12,414 27,467 Buchs (SG) (CH)
Bülach h[citation needed] Bülach ZH 19,342 1,334,269 Zurich
Büren a.A. h[citation needed] Seeland BE 3,537 -
Bulle h[citation needed] Gruyère FR 21,991 31,703 Bulle
Burgdorf h[citation needed] Burgdorf BE 16,228 -
Bussigny - Ouest Lausannois VD 8,214 409,295 Lausanne
Carouge (GE) - - GE 21,342 579,227 Genève (CH)
Cham - - ZG 15,954 127,095 Zug
Châtel-Saint-Denis h[citation needed] Veveyse FR 6,455 84,869 Vevey–Montreux
Chêne-Bougeries - - GE 11,222 579,227 Genève (CH)
Chiasso h[citation needed] - TI 8,174 51,668 Chiasso–Mendrisio (CH)
Chur h[citation needed] Plessur GR 34,652 58,266 Chur
Conthey h[citation needed] Conthey VS 8,485 84,138 Sion
Coppet h[citation needed] Nyon VD 3,137 579,227 Genève (CH)
Cossonay h[citation needed] Cossonay VD 3,647 409,295 Lausanne
Croglio h[citation needed] Lugano TI 877 151,037 Lugano (CH)
Crissier - Ouest Lausannois VD 7,730 409,295 Lausanne
Cudrefin h[citation needed] Avenches VD 1,516 -
Cully h[citation needed] Lavaux VD 1,700? 409,295 Lausanne
Davos* - Prättigau/Davos GR 11,109 -
Delémont h[citation needed] Delémont JU 12,593 29,527 Delémont (CH)
Diessenhofen h[citation needed] Diessenhofen TG 3,676 -
Dietikon - Dietikon ZH 26,633 1,334,269 Zurich
Dübendorf - Uster ZH 26,759 1,334,269 Zurich
Ebikon - Lucerne LU 13,106 226,091 Lucerne
Échallens h[citation needed] Échallens VD 5,626 409,295 Lausanne
Ecublens (VD) - Gros-de-Vaud VD 12,284 409,295 Lausanne
Eglisau h[citation needed] Bülach ZH 5,021 1,334,269 Zurich
Einsiedeln - Einsiedeln SZ 15,077 -
Elgg h[citation needed] Winterthur ZH 4,209 -
Emmen - Hochdorf LU 29,723 226,091 Lucerne
Erlach h[citation needed] Erlach BE 1,410 -
Estavayer-le-Lac h[citation needed] Broye FR 6,208 -
Flawil - Frauenfeld SG 10,368 165,860 St. Gallen
Frauenfeld h[citation needed] Frauenfeld TG 24,864 24,864 Frauenfeld
Freienbach - Höfe SZ 16,037 1,334,269 Zurich
Fribourg h[citation needed] Sarine FR 38,489 105,406 Fribourg
Geneva h[citation needed] - GE 198,072 579,227 Genève (CH)
Gland - Nyon VD 12,727 579,227 Genève (CH)
Glarus m[citation needed] - GL 12,570 30,367 Glarus
Glarus Nord* - - GL 17,797 30,367 Glarus
Gordola h[citation needed] Locarno TI 4,511 55,528 Locarno (CH)
Gossau (SG) - St. Gallen SG 18,005 165,860 St. Gallen
Grandcour h[citation needed] Payerne VD 851 -
Grandson h[citation needed] Grandson VD 3,306 41,079 Yverdon-les-Bains
Greifensee h[citation needed] Uster ZH 5,360 1,334,269 Zurich
Grenchen - Lebern SO 16,741 26,570 Grenchen
Grüningen - Hinwil ZH 3,358 1,334,269 Zurich
Gruyères - Gruyère FR 2,153 -
Herisau - - AR 15,721 165,860 St. Gallen
Hermance h[citation needed] - GE 1,016 579,227 Genève (CH)
Hinwil - Hinwil ZH 10,830 1,334,269 Zurich
Horgen - Horgen ZH 20,164 1,334,269 Zurich
Horw - Lucerne LU 13,788 226,091 Lucerne
Huttwil h[citation needed] Trachselwald BE 4,741 -
Ilanz h[citation needed] Surselva GR 4,695 -
Illnau-Effretikon - Pfäffikon ZH 16,298 1,334,269 Zurich
Interlaken - Interlaken-Oberhasli BE 5,692 23,943 Interlaken
Ittigen - Bern-Mittelland BE 11,390 410,894 Bern
Kaiserstuhl (AG) h[citation needed] Zurzach AG 396 1,334,269 Zurich
Klingnau h[citation needed] Zurzach AG 3,312 -
Kloten h[citation needed] Bülach ZH 18,412 1,334,269 Zurich
Köniz[note 2] - Bern-Mittelland BE 40,214 410,894 Bern
Kreuzlingen - Kreuzlingen TG 21,542 23,713 Kreuzlingen (CH)
Kriens - Lucerne LU 27,046 226,091 Lucerne
Küsnacht (ZH) - Meilen ZH 13,796 1,334,269 Zurich
La Chaux-de-Fonds h[citation needed] La Chaux-de-Fonds NE 38,957 53,002 La Chaux-de-Fonds–Le Locle (CH)
La Neuveville h[citation needed] La Neuveville BE 3,693 -
La Sarraz h[citation needed] Cossonay VD 2,564 -
La Tour-de-Peilz h[citation needed] Vevey VD 11,421 84,869 Vevey–Montreux
La Tour-de-Trême h[citation needed] Gruyère FR 21,991 31,703 Bulle
Lachen (SZ) m[citation needed] March SZ 8,480 29,124 Lachen
Lancy - - GE 31,359 579,227 Genève (CH)
Langenthal m[citation needed] Oberaargau BE 15,447 -
Laufen (BL) h[citation needed] Laufen BL 5,567 541,011 Basel (CH)
Laufenburg h[citation needed] Laufenburg AG 3,471 -
Laupen h[citation needed] Bern-Mittelland BE 3,079 410,894 Bern
Lausanne h[citation needed] Lausanne VD 135,629 409,295 Lausanne
Le Grand-Saconnex - - GE 12,107 579,227 Genève (CH)
Le Landeron h[citation needed] Neuchâtel NE 4,501 -
Le Locle - Le Locle NE 10,444 53,002 La Chaux-de-Fonds–Le Locle (CH)
Lenzburg h[citation needed] Lenzburg AG 9,162 22,188 Lenzburg
Les Clées - Orbe VD 186 -
Leuk m[citation needed] Leuk VS 3,915 -
Lichtensteig h[citation needed] Toggenburg SG 1,911 -
Liestal h[citation needed] Liestal BL 14,168 541,011 Basel (CH)
Locarno h[citation needed] Locarno TI 15,968 55,528 Locarno (CH)
Losone h[citation needed] Locarno TI 6,517 55,528 Locarno (CH)
Lugano h[citation needed] Lugano TI 63,583 151,037 Lugano (CH)
Lutry h[citation needed] Lavaux VD 9,747 409,295 Lausanne
Lucerne h[citation needed] Lucerne LU 81,295 226,091 Lucerne
Lyss - Seeland BE 14,341 -
Männedorf - Meilen ZH 10,588 1,334,269 Zurich
Maienfeld h[citation needed] Landquart GR 2,767 -
Martigny h[citation needed] Martigny VS 17,651 20,818 Martigny
Meilen - Meilen ZH 13,515 1,334,269 Zurich
Mellingen h[citation needed] Baden AG 5,343 109,255 Baden–Brugg
Mendrisio - Mendrisio TI 14,938 51,668 Chiasso–Mendrisio (CH)
Meyrin - - GE 22,152 579,227 Genève (CH)
Möhlin - Rheinfelden AG 10,853 541,011 Basel (CH)
Monthey - Monthey VS 17,512 32,442 Monthey
Montreux - Vevey VD 26,433 84,869 Vevey–Montreux
Morcote h[citation needed] Lugano TI 769 -
Morges h[citation needed] Morges VD 15,676 409,295 Lausanne
Moudon h[citation needed] Moudon VD 5,925 -
Moutier m[citation needed] Jura bernois BE 7,615 -
Münchenbuchsee - Bern-Mittelland BE 9,947 410,894 Bern
Münchenstein -h[citation needed] Arlesheim BL 11,999 541,011 Basel (CH)
Münsingen - Bern-Mittelland BE 12,199 -
Muri bei Bern - Bern BE 12,984 410,894 Bern
Murten h[citation needed] See FR 8,120 -
Muttenz - Arlesheim BL 17,709 541,011 Basel (CH)
Neuchâtel h[citation needed] Neuchâtel NE 33,712 89,441 Neuchâtel
Neuhausen am Rheinfall - - SH 10,316 69,517 Schaffhausen (CH)
Neunkirch h[citation needed] - SH 2,086 -
Nidau h[citation needed] Biel/Bienne BE 6,955 104,542 Biel/Bienne
Nyon h[citation needed] Nyon VD 20,088 579,227 Genève (CH)
Oberwil (BL) - Arlesheim BL 11,167 541,011 Basel (CH)
Oftringen - Zofingen AG 13,251 98,535 Olten–Zofingen
Olten - Olten SO 17,833 98,535 Olten–Zofingen
Onex - - GE 18,635 579,227 Genève (CH)
Opfikon - Bülach ZH 18,482 1,334,269 Zurich
Orbe h[citation needed] Orbe VD 6,852 -
Orsières m[citation needed] Entremont VS 3,179 -
Ostermundigen - Bern BE 16,788 410,894 Bern
Payerne h[citation needed] Payerne VD 9,460 -
Peseux - Boudry NE 5,919 89,441 Neuchâtel
Pfäffikon - Uster ZH 11,439 1,334,269 Zurich
Plan-les-Ouates - - GE 10,344 579,227 Genève (CH)
Porrentruy h[citation needed] Porrentruy JU 6,829 -
Pratteln - Liestal BL 16,046 541,011 Basel (CH)
Prilly - Lausanne VD 11,968 409,295 Lausanne
Pully - Lausanne VD 17,807 409,295 Lausanne
Rapperswil-Jona h[citation needed] See-Gaster SG 26,875 46,343 Rapperswil-Jona–Rüti
Regensberg h[citation needed] Dielsdorf ZH 465 1,334,269 Zurich
Regensdorf - Dielsdorf ZH 18,010 1,334,269 Zurich
Reinach (BL) - Arlesheim BL 18,978 541,011 Basel (CH)
Renens (VD) - Lausanne VD 20,537 409,295 Lausanne
Rheinau h[citation needed] Andelfingen ZH 1,316 -
Rheineck h[citation needed] Rheintal SG 3,311 53,689 Arbon–Rorschach
Rheinfelden h[citation needed] Rheinfelden AG 13,105 541,011 Basel (CH)
Richterswil - Horgen ZH 13,177 1,334,269 Zurich
Riehen - - BS 20,971 541,011 Basel (CH)
Risch - - ZG 10,272 127,095 Zug
Riva San Vitale h[citation needed] Mendrisio TI 2,610 51,668 Chiasso–Mendrisio (CH)
Rolle h[citation needed] Rolle VD 6,109 -
Romainmôtier h[citation needed] Orbe VD 529 -
Romanshorn h[citation needed] Arbon TG 10,753 25,271 Amriswil–Romanshorn
Romont (FR) h[citation needed] Glane FR 5,193 -
Rorschach m[citation needed] Rorschach SG 9,214 53,689 Arbon–Rorschach
Rue h[citation needed] Glane FR 1,473 -
Rüti (ZH) - Hinwil ZH 12,011 46,343 Rapperswil-Jona–Rüti
Saillon h[citation needed] Martigny VS 2,482 -
Saint-Maurice - Saint-Maurice VS 4,494 -
Saint-Prex h[citation needed] Morges VD 5,603 409,295 Lausanne
Saint-Ursanne h[citation needed] Porrentruy JU 700? -
Sargans h[citation needed] Sarganserland SG 6,026 -
Sarnen m[citation needed] - OW 10,229 -
Schaffhausen h[citation needed] - SH 35,948 69,517 Schaffhausen (CH)
Schlieren - Dietikon ZH 18,414 1,334,269 Zurich
Schwyz m[citation needed] Schwyz SZ 14,856 -
Sembrancher - Entremont VS 984 -
Sempach h[citation needed] Sursee LU 4,159 -
Sierre - Sierre VS 16,711 26,132 Sierre
Sion h[citation needed] Sion VS 33,879 84,138 Sion
Solothurn h[citation needed] Solothurn SO 16,721 78,046 Solothurn
Spiez -h[citation needed] Niedersimmental BE 12,477 -
Spreitenbach - Baden AG 11,253 1,334,269 Zurich
Splügen m[citation needed] Hinterrhein GR 384 -
St. Gallen h[citation needed] St. Gallen SG 75,538 165,860 St. Gallen
St. Moritz - Maloja GR 5,067 -
Stäfa - Meilen ZH 14,152 1,334,269 Zurich
Stans - m[citation needed] NW 8,277 -
Steckborn h[citation needed] Steckborn TG 3,726 -
Steffisburg - Thun BE 15,689 -
Steinhausen - - ZG 9,543 127,095 Zug
Suhr - Aarau AG 9,904 76,636 Aarau
Stein am Rhein h[citation needed] - SH 3,343 -
Sursee h[citation needed] Sursee LU 9,490 -
Thalwil - Horgen ZH 17,729 1,334,269 Zurich
Thônex - - GE 13,955 579,227 Genève (CH)
Thun h[citation needed] Thun BE 43,500 80,264 Thun
Thusis h[citation needed] Hinterrhein GR 3,025 -
Unterseen h 1280[13] Interlaken BE 5,690 23,943 Interlaken
Urdorf - Dietikon ZH 9,673 1,334,269 Zurich
Uster - Uster ZH 33,853 1,334,269 Zurich
Uznach h[citation needed] See-Gaster SG 6,295 -
Uzwil - Wil SG 12,781 73,299 Wil (SG)
Val-de-Travers - Val-de-Travers NE 10,905 -
Valangin h[citation needed] Val-de-Ruz NE 496 -
Vernier - - GE 34,655 579,227 Genève (CH)
Versoix - - GE 13,263 579,227 Genève (CH)
Vevey h[citation needed] Vevey VD 19,453 84,869 Vevey–Montreux
Veyrier - - GE 11,273 579,227 Genève (CH)
Villeneuve h[citation needed] Aigle VD 5,508 84,869 Vevey–Montreux
Villars-sur-Glâne - Sarine FR 12,142 105,406 Fribourg
Visp m[citation needed] Visp VS 7,665 47,041 Brig–Visp
Volketswil - Uster ZH 18,489 1,334,269 Zurich
Wädenswil - Horgen ZH 21,569 1,334,269 Zurich
Waldenburg h[citation needed] Waldenburg BL 1,165 -
Walenstadt h[citation needed] Sarganserland SG 5,520 -
Wallisellen - Bülach ZH 15,603 -
Wangen an der Aare h[citation needed] Wangen BE 2,274 -
Werdenberg h[citation needed] Werdenberg SG 37,954 27,467 Buchs (SG) (CH)
Weinfelden - Weinfelden TG 11,187 -
Wettingen - Baden AG 20,298 109,255 Baden–Brugg
Wetzikon (ZH) - Hinwil ZH 24,373 1,334,269 Zurich
Wiedlisbach h[citation needed] Wangen BE 2,270 -
Wil (SG) h[citation needed] Wil SG 23,667 73,299 Wil (SG)
Willisau h[citation needed] Willisau LU 7,676 -
Winterthur h[citation needed] Winterthur ZH 108,044 138,252 Winterthur
Wohlen (AG) - Bremgarten AG 15,600 22,621 Wohlen (AG)
Yverdon-les-Bains h[citation needed] Yverdon VD 29,700 41,079 Yverdon-les-Bains
Zermatt - Visp VS 5,759 -
Zofingen h[citation needed] Zofingen AG 11,487 98,535 Olten–Zofingen
Zollikofen - Bern-Mittelland BE 10,217 410,894 Bern
Zollikon - Meilen ZH 12,744 1,334,269 Zurich
Zug h[citation needed] - ZG 29,256 127,095 Zug
Zürich h[citation needed] Zurich ZH 396,027 1,334,269 Zurich
Bad Zurzach m[citation needed] Zurzach AG 4,164 -

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ It considers itself still as a village.
  2. ^ a b c d e It does not call itself a town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistische Städte" (PDF) (official site) (in German and French). Neuchâtel, Switzerland: Swiss Federal Statistical Office. 12 October 2016. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Statistik der Schweizer Städte 2016" (PDF) (Official Statistical Yearbook) (in German and French). Neuchâtel, Switzerland: Schweizerischer Städteverband / Swiss Federal Statistical Office. 12 April 2016. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  3. ^ "Die Raumgliederungen der Schweiz 2016" (in German, French, Italian, and English). Neuchâtel, Switzerland: Swiss Federal Statistical Office. 17 February 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  4. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016
  5. ^ "Städtische Bevölkerung: Agglomerationen und isolierte Städte" (in German and French). Neuchâtel, Switzerland: Swiss Federal Statistical Office. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  6. ^ Alfred Lüthi: Aarau in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland, 2016-09-12.
  7. ^ Anne-Marie Dubler: Aarberg (Gemeinde) in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland, 2013-11-28.
  8. ^ Andreas Steigmeier: Aarburg (Gemeinde) in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland, 2009-06-23.
  9. ^ Bernardino Croci Maspoli: Agno in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland, 2009-06-30.
  10. ^ Jean-Jacques Bouquet: Aigle (Gemeinde) in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland, 2009-06-25.
  11. ^ Hans Stadler: Altdorf (UR) in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland, 2011-10-05.
  12. ^ Johannes Vogel: Altstätten (Gemeinde) in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland, 2010-10-07.
  13. ^ Anne-Marie Dubler: Unterseen in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland, 2013-02-13.