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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
AarauAgglomeration CoreAargau / Solothurn55,64059,64660,32266,93676,246
AigleUrban CoreVaud6,2337,8257,9559,25510,462
Altdorf (UR)Agglomeration CoreUri19,07119,72720,59021,29122,675
Altstätten (Rheintal)Agglomeration CoreSt. Gallen39,47443,28347,72652,38957,973
Amriswil - RomanshornAgglomeration CoreThurgau18,06520,63921,75923,33227,019
Arbon - RorschachAgglomeration CoreThurgau / St. Gallen45,43747,89348,85051,92756,190
ArthUrban CoreSchwyz7,7958,4259,59310,69912,184
Baden - BruggAgglomeration CoreAargau84,27288,45590,67097,961107,310
BaselAgglomeration CoreBasel-Stadt / Basel-Landschaft / Aargau / Solothurn392,347394,933386,380394,987420,431
BellinzonaAgglomeration CoreTicino / Graubünden35,16437,11639,81844,53348,384
BernAgglomeration CoreBern262,671265,021257,380255,883278,390
Biel/BienneAgglomeration CoreBern79,93879,49076,04480,65887,307
Brig - VispAgglomeration CoreValais24,48726,26928,14730,39833,544
Buchs (SG)Agglomeration CoreSt. Gallen13,91015,46016,69618,08420,273
BulleAgglomeration CoreFribourg12,87515,65918,78924,38831,189
BurgdorfUrban CoreBern18,24818,29117,45418,25519,520
Chiasso - MendrisioAgglomeration CoreTicino37,39839,05440,25442,42843,552
ChurAgglomeration CoreGraubünden33,16634,05834,30335,25637,424
DavosUrban CoreGraubünden10,69311,25911,71811,16610,832
DelémontAgglomeration CoreJura14,26614,47114,58715,21616,618
Döttingen - BöttsteinUrban CoreAargau8,5939,3169,59910,51711,766
EinsiedelnUrban CoreSchwyz9,62910,86912,62214,38516,247
FlawilUrban CoreSt. Gallen8,5758,9389,3209,97110,510
FrauenfeldAgglomeration CoreThurgau18,88320,57721,95423,29825,974
FribourgAgglomeration CoreFribourg47,76151,63053,24456,95463,376
Genève [Geneva]Agglomeration CoreGenève / Vaud353,307385,789422,554468,050519,508
GlarusAgglomeration CoreGlarus26,16927,45027,57128,78831,371
GrenchenAgglomeration CoreSolothurn / Bern24,96824,93425,11825,37027,846
InterlakenAgglomeration CoreBern14,19115,35216,17317,14618,108
Kirchberg (BE)Urban CoreBern8,4719,64110,15810,68111,529
KreuzlingenAgglomeration CoreThurgau17,09818,39518,80221,65324,787
La Chaux-de-Fonds - Le LocleAgglomeration CoreNeuchâtel49,27348,20747,54547,55346,779
LachenAgglomeration CoreSchwyz15,76019,26522,48026,99330,881
LandquartUrban CoreGraubünden8,26710,05710,74011,47612,377
LangenthalUrban CoreBern15,68616,79616,57917,41518,207
LausanneAgglomeration CoreVaud237,012254,569258,362273,826307,991
LenzburgAgglomeration CoreAargau16,76417,55017,84420,02025,902
LocarnoAgglomeration CoreTicino33,30233,45735,90638,03039,075
LuganoAgglomeration CoreTicino85,77293,328103,216112,347118,653
Luzern [Lucerne]Agglomeration CoreLuzern156,867167,871174,449183,902198,908
LyssUrban CoreBern10,11011,74212,55013,72615,763
MartignyAgglomeration CoreValais12,33714,88816,09218,34220,624
Mels - SargansUrban CoreSt. Gallen13,74515,20216,49318,01619,815
MontheyAgglomeration CoreValais16,76321,32323,19527,91432,224
MurtenUrban CoreFribourg / Bern7,4578,1459,56810,97711,766
NeuchâtelAgglomeration CoreNeuchâtel51,73051,61952,16053,91455,075
OensingenUrban CoreSolothurn6,8437,5928,6219,48911,373
Olten - ZofingenAgglomeration CoreSolothurn/Aargau/Luzern75,97678,40779,57586,15096,428
PayerneUrban CoreVaud8,0218,8058,93810,64012,752
PorrentruyUrban CoreJura8,4828,3398,3748,3548,124
Rapperswil-Jona - RütiAgglomeration CoreSt. Gallen / Zürich34,24038,80441,25444,85047,622
Reinach (AG)Urban CoreAargau13,50415,07316,34117,41019,843
SarnenUrban CoreObwalden7,3728,3989,1459,97110,514
SchaffhausenAgglomeration CoreSchaffhausen / Zürich49,29549,21048,32150,04652,668
SchönenwerdUrban CoreSolothurn12,11912,98113,53113,59414,617
SchwyzUrban CoreSchwyz12,10012,87213,80214,42315,435
SierreAgglomeration CoreValais16,94718,77419,07821,24622,966
SionAgglomeration CoreValais38,29844,35548,24356,25765,132
SolothurnAgglomeration CoreSolothurn52,09854,37255,93857,83162,059
SpiezUrban CoreBern9,80011,18212,02712,47512,926
StansUrban CoreNidwalden11,05712,60314,18015,46715,978
Stein (AG)Agglomeration CoreAargau3,4683,7344,5275,4146,259
St. GallenAgglomeration CoreSt. Gallen / Appenzell Ausserrhoden117,105121,544121,294123,331127,988
St. MoritzUrban CoreGraubünden5,9005,4265,5895,2024,945
SurseeUrban CoreLuzern10,66512,12112,82415,16718,338
ThunAgglomeration CoreBern60,75364,76968,40573,20075,488
UznachUrban CoreSt. Gallen7,1398,1318,5519,34810,490
Vevey - MontreuxAgglomeration CoreVaud59,60666,40367,66674,78881,091
WattwilUrban CoreSt. Gallen10,11210,32010,43610,30910,716
WeinfeldenUrban CoreThurgau9,0079,2999,45610,38311,629
Wil (SG)Agglomeration CoreSt. Gallen / Thurgau50,13556,40560,36465,50972,140
WinterthurAgglomeration CoreZürich91,88893,26597,887109,860123,633
Wohlen (AG)Agglomeration CoreAargau15,91417,36318,63220,40724,549
Yverdon-les-BainsAgglomeration CoreVaud21,98324,43326,18329,66332,146
ZermattUrban CoreValais3,5484,2255,9885,7205,820
ZugAgglomeration CoreZug69,18977,15190,487103,198118,194
Zürich [Zurich]Agglomeration CoreZürich / Aargau / Schwyz852,843879,921914,923996,2241,125,205

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 2020 are final.