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Switzerland: Agglomeration Cores

Contents: Agglomeration and Urban Cores

The population of the Swiss agglomerations and urban cores according to census results and latest estimates.

NameStatusCantonsPopulation
Census
1980-12-02
Population
Census
1990-12-04
Population
Census
2000-12-05
Population
Estimate
2010-12-31
Population
Estimate
2017-12-31
AarauAgglomeration CoreAargau / Solothurn55,64059,64660,32266,93673,356
AigleUrban CoreVaud6,2337,8257,9559,25510,131
Altdorf (UR)Agglomeration CoreUri19,07119,72720,59021,29122,323
Altstätten (Rheintal)Agglomeration CoreSt. Gallen39,47443,28347,72652,38956,300
Amriswil - RomanshornAgglomeration CoreThurgau18,06520,63921,75923,33225,856
Arbon - RorschachAgglomeration CoreThurgau / St. Gallen45,43747,89348,85051,92754,419
ArthUrban CoreSchwyz7,7958,4259,59310,69911,877
Baden - BruggAgglomeration CoreAargau83,30087,24189,41296,743104,027
BaselAgglomeration CoreBasel-Stadt / Basel-Landschaft / Aargau / Solothurn392,347394,933386,380394,987414,976
BellinzonaAgglomeration CoreTicino / Graubünden35,16437,11639,81844,53348,220
BernAgglomeration CoreBern262,671265,021257,380255,883274,782
Biel/BienneAgglomeration CoreBern79,93879,49076,04480,65885,928
Brig - VispAgglomeration CoreValais24,48726,26928,14730,39832,976
Buchs (SG)Agglomeration CoreSt. Gallen13,91015,46016,69618,08419,563
BulleAgglomeration CoreFribourg12,87515,65918,78924,38829,052
BurgdorfUrban CoreBern18,24818,29117,45418,25519,197
Chiasso - MendrisioAgglomeration CoreTicino37,39839,05440,25442,42844,435
ChurAgglomeration CoreGraubünden32,70833,54533,79734,75936,063
DavosUrban CoreGraubünden10,69311,25911,71811,16610,937
DelémontAgglomeration CoreJura14,26614,47114,58715,21616,531
Döttingen - BöttsteinUrban CoreAargau8,5939,3169,59910,51711,352
EinsiedelnUrban CoreSchwyz9,62910,86912,62214,38515,550
FlawilUrban CoreSt. Gallen8,5758,9389,3209,97110,551
FrauenfeldAgglomeration CoreThurgau18,88320,57721,95423,29825,442
FribourgAgglomeration CoreFribourg47,76151,63053,24456,95463,421
Genève [Geneva]Agglomeration CoreGenève / Vaud353,307385,789422,554468,050507,028
GlarusAgglomeration CoreGlarus26,16927,45027,57128,78830,768
GrenchenAgglomeration CoreSolothurn / Bern24,96824,93425,11825,37027,275
InterlakenAgglomeration CoreBern14,19115,35216,17317,14617,887
Kirchberg (BE)Urban CoreBern8,4719,64110,15810,68111,495
KreuzlingenAgglomeration CoreThurgau17,09818,39518,80221,65323,971
La Chaux-de-Fonds - Le LocleAgglomeration CoreNeuchâtel49,27348,20747,54547,55349,014
LachenAgglomeration CoreSchwyz15,76019,26522,48026,99329,721
LandquartUrban CoreGraubünden8,26710,05710,74011,47612,292
LangenthalUrban CoreBern15,68616,79616,57917,41518,194
LausanneAgglomeration CoreVaud237,012254,569258,362273,826300,002
LenzburgAgglomeration CoreAargau16,76417,55017,84420,02023,754
LocarnoAgglomeration CoreTicino33,30233,45735,90638,03039,330
LuganoAgglomeration CoreTicino85,77293,328103,216112,347119,879
Luzern [Lucerne]Agglomeration CoreLuzern156,867167,871174,449183,902194,197
LyssUrban CoreBern10,11011,74212,55013,72614,887
MartignyAgglomeration CoreValais12,33714,88816,09218,34220,471
Mels - SargansUrban CoreSt. Gallen13,74515,20216,49318,01619,548
MontheyAgglomeration CoreValais16,76321,32323,19527,91431,183
MurtenUrban CoreFribourg / Bern7,4578,1459,56810,97711,707
NeuchâtelAgglomeration CoreNeuchâtel51,73051,61952,16053,91454,977
OensingenUrban CoreSolothurn6,7087,4438,4479,28711,016
Olten-ZofingenAgglomeration CoreSolothurn/Aargau/Luzern79,57586,15088,896......
PayerneUrban CoreVaud8,0218,8058,93810,64012,142
PorrentruyUrban CoreJura8,4828,3398,3748,3548,487
Rapperswil-Jona - RütiAgglomeration CoreSt. Gallen / Zürich34,24038,80441,25444,85046,716
Reinach (AG)Urban CoreAargau13,50415,07316,34117,41018,880
SarnenUrban CoreObwalden7,3728,3989,1459,97110,236
SchaffhausenAgglomeration CoreSchaffhausen / Zürich49,29549,21048,32150,04651,867
SchönenwerdUrban CoreSolothurn12,11912,98113,53113,59414,280
SchwyzUrban CoreSchwyz12,10012,87213,80214,42315,000
SierreAgglomeration CoreValais16,94718,77419,07821,24622,884
SionAgglomeration CoreValais38,29844,35548,24356,25763,619
SolothurnAgglomeration CoreSolothurn52,09854,37255,93857,83160,480
SpiezUrban CoreBern9,80011,18212,02712,47512,707
StansUrban CoreNidwalden11,05712,60314,18015,46716,038
Stein (AG)Agglomeration CoreAargau3,4683,7344,5275,4146,088
St. GallenAgglomeration CoreSt. Gallen / Appenzell Ausserrhoden117,105121,544121,294123,331127,625
St. MoritzUrban CoreGraubünden5,9005,4265,5895,2024,994
SurseeUrban CoreLuzern10,66512,12112,82415,16717,441
ThunAgglomeration CoreBern60,55564,53168,14372,93475,212
UznachUrban CoreSt. Gallen7,1398,1318,5519,34810,060
Vevey - MontreuxAgglomeration CoreVaud59,60666,40367,66674,78880,517
WattwilUrban CoreSt. Gallen10,11210,32010,43610,30910,584
WeinfeldenUrban CoreThurgau9,0079,2999,45610,38311,388
Wil (SG)Agglomeration CoreSt. Gallen / Thurgau50,13556,40560,36465,50970,266
WinterthurAgglomeration CoreZürich91,88893,26597,887109,860120,096
Wohlen (AG)Agglomeration CoreAargau15,91417,36318,63220,40723,419
Yverdon-les-BainsAgglomeration CoreVaud21,98324,43326,18329,66332,267
ZermattUrban CoreValais3,5484,2255,9885,7205,643
ZugAgglomeration CoreZug69,18977,15190,487103,198115,060
Zürich [Zurich]Agglomeration CoreZürich / Aargau / Schwyz849,520875,740910,363991,2981,085,123

Source: Swiss Federal Statistical Office (web).

Explanation: Boundaries of agglomeration and urban cores according to the 2012 definition without parts outside of Switzerland. The population figures for 2017 are final.