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Coordinates: 47°33′N 8°54′E

Frauenfeld
Coat of Arms of Frauenfeld
Country Switzerland
Canton Thurgau
District Frauenfeld
Coordinates47°33′N 8°54′E
Population 21,965   (as of December 2004)
Area 27.4 km2 (10.6 sq mi)
Elevation417 m (1,368 ft)
Postal code 8500
SFOS number4566
MayorCarlo Parolari (FDP)
LocalitiesGerlikon, Herten, Horgenbach, Huben, Kurzdorf, Langdorf, Schönenhof, Zelgli
Surrounded by
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Aadorf, Bertschikon (ZH), Ellikon an der Thur (ZH), Felben-Wellhausen, Gachnang, Hagenbuch (ZH), Matzingen, Thundorf, Uesslingen-Buch, Warth-Weiningen
Twin townsKufstein (Austria)
Websitewww.frauenfeld.ch

Frauenfeld is the capital city of the canton of Thurgau in Switzerland. It is also the capital city of the district of Frauenfeld.

Frauenfeld Rathaus

History

Early history

The city is first written about in 1246. It grew up around the Frauenfeld castle on the land of the Reichenau convent.

In 1264, it became the property of the Habsburgs. In 1374, the Habsburgs bestowed the right of judgment for all of Thurgau (which then included St. Gallen) on the Duke of Frauenfeld.

Twice in the 1700s, Frauenfeld was partly destroyed by fire, in 1771 and in 1788.

The fall of the old Old Swiss Confederacy in 1798 as a result of the French invasion brought an end to the gatherings in Frauenfeld.

Modern history

In 1919, the municipalities of Langdorf, Kurzdorf, Huben, Herten, and Horgenbach became part of Frauenfeld. In 1998, Gerlikon, Schönenhof, and Zelgli joined Frauenfeld.

Frauenfeld Castle

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