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

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NameStatusCantonsPopulation
Census
1980-12-02
Population
Census
1990-12-04
Population
Census
2000-12-05
Population
Estimate
2010-12-31
Population
Estimate
2020-12-31
Population
Estimate
2021-12-31
AarauAgglomerationAargau / Solothurn59,00063,41364,50671,92381,81982,778
Altdorf (UR)AgglomerationUri28,91929,80030,59431,30732,54532,709
Altstätten (Rheintal)AgglomerationSt. Gallen40,19344,25148,99253,82459,52760,422
Amriswil - RomanshornAgglomerationThurgau18,06520,63921,75923,33227,01927,258
Arbon - RorschachAgglomerationThurgau / St. Gallen45,43747,89348,85051,92756,19056,627
Baden - BruggAgglomerationAargau89,03294,17696,455104,363114,155115,091
BaselAgglomerationBasel-Stadt / Basel-Landschaft / Aargau / Solothurn479,340495,767501,790521,229555,526556,911
BellinzonaAgglomerationTicino / Graubünden38,05740,71243,88949,04153,58354,047
BernAgglomerationBern / Fribourg371,233386,957387,243392,107423,845424,607
Biel/BienneAgglomerationBern95,77196,53093,82499,447108,042108,813
Brig - VispAgglomerationValais36,39239,08741,76044,70948,44649,153
Buchs (SG)AgglomerationSt. Gallen18,99521,70223,81625,75628,98829,346
BulleAgglomerationFribourg15,18018,41321,79027,77835,18936,023
Chiasso - MendrisioAgglomerationTicino42,01244,13946,17849,15450,42050,222
ChurAgglomerationGraubünden47,56550,73552,80155,83460,67961,452
DelémontAgglomerationJura25,18926,18926,91728,26330,72930,784
FrauenfeldAgglomerationThurgau18,88320,57721,95423,29825,97425,963
FribourgAgglomerationFribourg71,05280,25787,84497,561110,731111,183
Genève [Geneva]AgglomerationGenève / Vaud393,926438,500485,651544,772606,748610,538
GlarusAgglomerationGlarus26,16927,45027,57128,78831,37131,698
GrenchenAgglomerationSolothurn / Bern24,96824,93425,11825,37027,84628,211
InterlakenAgglomerationBern18,49320,55421,79423,08024,20924,357
KreuzlingenAgglomerationThurgau17,09818,39518,80221,65324,78725,109
La Chaux-de-Fonds - Le LocleAgglomerationNeuchâtel / Bern52,62851,61651,15551,16050,41850,116
LachenAgglomerationSchwyz15,76019,26522,48026,99330,88131,350
LausanneAgglomerationVaud / Fribourg299,749333,093348,387379,164433,676438,334
LenzburgAgglomerationAargau16,76417,55017,84420,02025,90226,036
LocarnoAgglomerationTicino44,40645,88349,83553,34755,56655,981
LuganoAgglomerationTicino104,521115,035128,457141,236150,105150,786
Luzern [Lucerne]AgglomerationLuzern / Nidwalden178,001192,259202,442215,800235,224237,345
MartignyAgglomerationValais13,88216,60717,90620,57223,52023,719
MontheyAgglomerationValais17,65122,46224,51429,56734,14734,532
NeuchâtelAgglomerationNeuchâtel75,10478,18380,40983,04186,21186,474
Olten - ZofingenAgglomerationSolothurn / Aargau / Luzern80,81984,05686,16293,105103,924104,970
Rapperswil-Jona - RütiAgglomerationSt. Gallen / Zürich34,24038,80441,25444,85047,62248,146
SchaffhausenAgglomerationSchaffhausen / Zürich61,31062,64963,13566,34372,23472,861
SierreAgglomerationValais18,75220,98021,73524,36126,57227,036
SionAgglomerationValais53,24561,02066,23977,10188,76989,899
SolothurnAgglomerationSolothurn66,41969,98672,46675,53181,12981,778
Stein (AG)AgglomerationAargau3,4683,7344,5275,4146,2596,417
St. GallenAgglomerationSt. Gallen / Appenzell Ausserrhoden / Thurgau146,040153,838156,535160,546167,968168,453
ThunAgglomerationBern65,45969,71573,41678,30280,94181,237
Vevey - MontreuxAgglomerationVaud63,17970,42971,84679,71786,92587,186
Wil (SG)AgglomerationSt. Gallen / Thurgau52,09059,01663,49869,08276,01376,729
WinterthurAgglomerationZürich105,890109,477116,108130,398146,221147,459
Wohlen (AG)AgglomerationAargau15,91417,36318,63220,40724,54924,629
Yverdon-les-BainsAgglomerationVaud26,80130,73633,60237,98742,10341,934
ZugAgglomerationZug / Zürich / Aargau / Luzern78,10388,310103,613117,495134,184135,410
Zürich [Zurich]AgglomerationZürich / Aargau / Schwyz / Schaffhausen1,012,2171,070,1911,133,8491,249,7501,414,7711,424,267

Source: Swiss Federal Statistical Office (web).

Explanation: Boundaries of agglomerations (core and belt) according to the 2012 definition without parts outside of Switzerland. The population figures for 2021 are preliminary.