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Coordinates: 47°29′N 8°43′E

Coat of Arms of Winterthur
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Winterthur
Coordinates47°29′N 8°43′E
Population 108044   (as of Dec 2015)
Area 67.93 km2 (26.23 sq mi)
Elevation439 m (1,440 ft)
Postal code 8400–8411, 8310, 8352, 8482
SFOS number0230
Mayor (list)Michael Künzle (as of February 2014) CVP
LocalitiesStadt (city), Mattenbach, Oberwinterthur, Seen, Töss, Veltheim and Wülflingen
Surrounded by
(view map)
Brütten, Dinhard, Elsau, Hettlingen, Illnau-Effretikon, Kyburg, Lindau, Neftenbach, Oberembrach, Pfungen, Rickenbach, Schlatt, Seuzach, Wiesendangen, Zell
Twin townsHall in Tirol (Austria), La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland), Pilsen (Czech Republic), Yverdon-les-Bains (Switzerland)

Winterthur (ˈvɪntərtuːr; French: Winterthour; Latin language: Vitudurum, locally often called: Winti) is a city in the canton of Zurich in northern Switzerland. It is the sixth-largest city in Switzerland. About 138,000 people lived there in 2015.


Sulzer AG, Swiss industrial engineering, is headquartered in Winterthur.

Twin towns – sister cities

Winterthur is twinned with:[1]



  1. "Partnerstädte" (in German) (official site). Winterthur, Switzerland: Stadt Winterthur. 2016. Retrieved 2016-09-30. 
  2. "Association Suisse des Communes et Régions d’Europe" (in French). L'Association suisse pour le Conseil des Communes et Régions d'Europe (ASCCRE). Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
Panoramic view from the "Bäumli Park" to the Garden City Winterthur

Other websites

Media related to Winterthur at Wikimedia Commons