Werd (Zürich)

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Werd
Quarter of Werd in Aussersihl, Zürich
The Quarter of Werd in Aussersihl, Zurich
The Quarter of Werd in Aussersihl, Zürich
Coordinates: 47°22′16.41″N 8°31′41.33″E / 47.3712250°N 8.5281472°E / 47.3712250; 8.5281472Coordinates: 47°22′16.41″N 8°31′41.33″E / 47.3712250°N 8.5281472°E / 47.3712250; 8.5281472
Country Switzerland
Canton Zürich
District District 4, Aussersihl
Postal Code 8004
Kreis 4 1913
Area
 • Total 0.31 km2 (0.12 sq mi)
Dimensions
 • Length .6 km (0.4 mi)
 • Width .8 km (0.5 mi)
Elevation 410 m (1,350 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 4,186
  German Wikipedia Version
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
ISO 3166 code CH-ZH
Vehicle registration ZH ######
Website Kreis 4
Werd and Friesenberg (in the foreground) as seen from Uetliberg (October 2009)

Werd is a quarter in district 4, Aussersihl in Zürich, Switzerland. The three quarters of district 4, Aussersihl are Werd, Langstrasse and Hard.

Werd is the southern most quarter of district 4 and it borders with the Langstrasse, Quarter of district 4 to the north; the City Quarter of district 1, Altstadt to the east; the Sihlfeld Quarter of district 3, Wiedikon to the west, and the Enge Quarter of district 2, West side of the Lake to the south.

Werd (an old German word for river island) was formerly a municipality of Aussersihl, having been incorporated into Zürich in 1893. The separation into the current districts 3, 4 and 5 dates to 1913.

Werdinsel refers to the name of the district, but it is a Limmat island situated in Zürich-Höngg.[1]

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  1. ^ "Die Werdinsel ist und bleibt ein heiss umkämpftes Gebiet" (in German). Limmattaler Zeitung. 2014-05-14. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 

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