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Lage, Zahlen und Fakten

The city of St.Gallen is situated in Eastern Switzerland – a few kilometres south of Lake Constance and just under 30 kilometres north of the Säntis, St.Gallen’s local mountain. The city founded by Gallus is located in the three-countries corner of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, in the heart of Europe.

Figures and facts:

  • Inhabitants (2014): 80'000
  • Ranking among Switzerland’s largest towns: 8
  • Area: 39.4 km2 (around 50% green area)
  • Elevation (Bahnhofplatz): 669 m above sea level
  • Highest point (in Birt): 1,074 m above sea level
  • Lowest point (in Goldachtobel): 496 m above sea level
  • Coordinates: 9°22'15" E, 47°25'27" N
  • Average air temperature (2014): 9.6 °C
  • Distance to:
    • Zurich: approximately 85 km (1 hour with private motorised transport)
    • Munich: approximately 230 km (2 hours 30 minutes)
    • Milan: approximately 320 km (3 hours 30 minutes


Economic indicators for the city

  • Employment development (2001 to 2008): +11%
  • Share of service sector in total employment (2011): 82%
  • Share of ICT sector in total employment (2008): 10%
  • Average actual corporate tax burden (2013): 14%

Please contact the city of St.Gallen’s location promotion (Standortförderung) with any questions you may have about city statistics.

Further information

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City of St.Gallen

Rathaus
9001 St.Gallen

Telefon +41 71 224 42 42

St.Gallen Location Promotion

Rathaus
9001 St.Gallen

Telefon +41 71 224 47 47