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Degersheim
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Coat of arms of Degersheim
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Country Switzerland
Canton St. Gallen
District Wil
Area
 • Total 14.46 km2 (5.58 sq mi)
Elevation
800 m (2,600 ft)
Population
 (Dec 2015 )
 • Total 4,000
 • Density 280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Postal code
9113
Surrounded by Flawil, Herisau (AR), Lütisburg, Mogelsberg, Oberuzwil, St. Peterzell, Schwellbrunn (AR)

Degersheim is a municipality in Wil in the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Degersheim is first mentioned in 837 as Tegarascai. This name contains the Germanic "tegar" (meaning big), and "asca" meaning "ash tree". Degersheim is on the railway line from St. Gallen to Lucerne, and suburban trains connect it to St. Gallen and Wattwil. The through trains to Lucerne no longer stop in Degersheim, they stop in Wattwil (the next stop from Degersheim).

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