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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.

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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
AarauAgglomeration CoreAargau / Solothurn55,64059,64660,32266,93676,24677,151
AigleUrban CoreVaud6,2337,8257,9559,25510,46210,776
Altdorf (UR)Agglomeration CoreUri19,07119,72720,59021,29122,67522,778
Altstätten (Rheintal)Agglomeration CoreSt. Gallen39,47443,28347,72652,38957,97358,885
Amriswil - RomanshornAgglomeration CoreThurgau18,06520,63921,75923,33227,01927,258
Arbon - RorschachAgglomeration CoreThurgau / St. Gallen45,43747,89348,85051,92756,19056,627
ArthUrban CoreSchwyz7,7958,4259,59310,69912,18412,288
Baden - BruggAgglomeration CoreAargau84,27288,45590,67097,961107,310108,138
BaselAgglomeration CoreBasel-Stadt / Basel-Landschaft / Aargau / Solothurn392,347394,933386,380394,987420,431420,608
BellinzonaAgglomeration CoreTicino / Graubünden35,16437,11639,81844,53348,38448,825
BernAgglomeration CoreBern262,671265,021257,380255,883278,390278,458
Biel/BienneAgglomeration CoreBern79,93879,49076,04480,65887,30787,608
Brig - VispAgglomeration CoreValais24,48726,26928,14730,39833,54434,052
Buchs (SG)Agglomeration CoreSt. Gallen13,91015,46016,69618,08420,27320,522
BulleAgglomeration CoreFribourg12,87515,65918,78924,38831,18931,933
BurgdorfUrban CoreBern18,24818,29117,45418,25519,52019,555
Chiasso - MendrisioAgglomeration CoreTicino37,39839,05440,25442,42843,55243,339
ChurAgglomeration CoreGraubünden33,16634,05834,30335,25637,42437,870
DavosUrban CoreGraubünden10,69311,25911,71811,16610,83210,646
DelémontAgglomeration CoreJura14,26614,47114,58715,21616,61816,533
Döttingen - BöttsteinUrban CoreAargau8,5939,3169,59910,51711,76611,883
EinsiedelnUrban CoreSchwyz9,62910,86912,62214,38516,24716,253
FlawilUrban CoreSt. Gallen8,5758,9389,3209,97110,51010,442
FrauenfeldAgglomeration CoreThurgau18,88320,57721,95423,29825,97425,963
FribourgAgglomeration CoreFribourg47,76151,63053,24456,95463,37663,156
Genève [Geneva]Agglomeration CoreGenève / Vaud353,307385,789422,554468,050519,508522,476
GlarusAgglomeration CoreGlarus26,16927,45027,57128,78831,37131,698
GrenchenAgglomeration CoreSolothurn / Bern24,96824,93425,11825,37027,84628,211
InterlakenAgglomeration CoreBern14,19115,35216,17317,14618,10818,191
Kirchberg (BE)Urban CoreBern8,4719,64110,15810,68111,52911,561
KreuzlingenAgglomeration CoreThurgau17,09818,39518,80221,65324,78725,109
La Chaux-de-Fonds - Le LocleAgglomeration CoreNeuchâtel50,38449,32548,70948,64247,79347,477
LachenAgglomeration CoreSchwyz15,76019,26522,48026,99330,88131,350
LandquartUrban CoreGraubünden8,26710,05710,74011,47612,37712,573
LangenthalUrban CoreBern16,10417,20716,97717,82218,62218,523
LausanneAgglomeration CoreVaud237,012254,569258,362273,826307,991311,405
LenzburgAgglomeration CoreAargau16,76417,55017,84420,02025,90226,036
LocarnoAgglomeration CoreTicino33,30233,45735,90638,03039,07539,356
LuganoAgglomeration CoreTicino85,01192,559102,447111,574117,884118,461
Luzern [Lucerne]Agglomeration CoreLuzern156,867167,871174,449183,902198,908200,623
LyssUrban CoreBern10,11011,74212,55013,72615,76315,955
MartignyAgglomeration CoreValais13,27515,88717,17319,75722,60922,804
Mels - SargansUrban CoreSt. Gallen13,74515,20216,49318,01619,81520,164
MontheyAgglomeration CoreValais16,76321,32323,19527,91432,22432,576
MurtenUrban CoreFribourg / Bern7,4578,1459,56810,97711,76611,741
NeuchâtelAgglomeration CoreNeuchâtel52,13652,03552,56054,32355,60155,688
OensingenUrban CoreSolothurn6,8437,5928,6219,48911,37311,559
Olten - ZofingenAgglomeration CoreSolothurn/Aargau/Luzern75,97678,40779,57586,15096,42897,402
PayerneUrban CoreVaud8,0218,8058,93810,64012,75212,925
PorrentruyUrban CoreJura8,4828,3398,3748,3548,1248,161
Rapperswil-Jona - RütiAgglomeration CoreSt. Gallen / Zürich34,24038,80441,25444,85047,62248,146
Reinach (AG)Urban CoreAargau13,50415,07316,34117,41019,84320,213
SarnenUrban CoreObwalden7,3728,3989,1459,97110,51410,650
SchaffhausenAgglomeration CoreSchaffhausen / Zürich49,29549,21048,32150,04652,66853,046
SchönenwerdUrban CoreSolothurn12,11912,98113,53113,59414,61714,875
SchwyzUrban CoreSchwyz12,10012,87213,80214,42315,43515,463
SierreAgglomeration CoreValais16,94718,77419,07821,24622,96623,331
SionAgglomeration CoreValais38,29844,35548,24356,25765,13265,903
SolothurnAgglomeration CoreSolothurn52,09854,37255,93857,83162,05962,520
SpiezUrban CoreBern9,80011,18212,02712,47512,92613,007
StansUrban CoreNidwalden11,05712,60314,18015,46715,97816,020
Stein (AG)Agglomeration CoreAargau3,4683,7344,5275,4146,2596,417
St. GallenAgglomeration CoreSt. Gallen / Appenzell Ausserrhoden117,105121,544121,294123,331127,988128,304
St. MoritzUrban CoreGraubünden5,9005,4265,5895,2024,9454,955
SurseeUrban CoreLuzern10,66512,12112,82415,16718,33818,482
ThunAgglomeration CoreBern60,75364,76968,40573,20075,48875,769
UznachUrban CoreSt. Gallen7,1398,1318,5519,34810,49010,605
Vevey - MontreuxAgglomeration CoreVaud59,60666,40367,66674,78881,09181,277
WattwilUrban CoreSt. Gallen10,11210,32010,43610,30910,71610,836
WeinfeldenUrban CoreThurgau9,0079,2999,45610,38311,62911,676
Wil (SG)Agglomeration CoreSt. Gallen / Thurgau50,13556,40560,36465,50972,14072,809
WinterthurAgglomeration CoreZürich91,88893,26597,887109,860123,633124,609
Wohlen (AG)Agglomeration CoreAargau15,91417,36318,63220,40724,54924,629
Yverdon-les-BainsAgglomeration CoreVaud21,98324,43326,18329,66332,14631,855
ZermattUrban CoreValais3,5484,2255,9885,7205,8205,770
ZugAgglomeration CoreZug69,18977,15190,487103,198118,194118,938
Zürich [Zurich]Agglomeration CoreZürich / Aargau / Schwyz852,843879,921914,923996,2241,125,2051,131,860

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 2021 are preliminary.