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Uster
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Coat of arms of Uster
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Uster
Area
 • Total 28.53 km2 (11.02 sq mi)
Elevation 464 m (1,522 ft)
Population (Dec 2012 )
 • Total 32,710
 • Density 1,146.5/km2 (2,969.5/sq mi)
Postal code 8610
Localities Kirchuster, Freudwil, Nänikon, Niederuster, Nossikon, Oberuster, Riedikon, Sulzbach, Wermatswil, Werrikon, Winikon-Gschwader
Surrounded by Fehraltorf, Gossau, Greifensee, Maur, Mönchaltorf, Pfäffikon, Seegräben, Volketswil
Twin towns Prenzlau (Germany)

Uster is a city and capital of the district of Uster in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland.

It is the third-largest city in the canton of Zurich. About 30,000 people lived there in 2015. It is one of the twenty largest cities in Switzerland. It is located next to lake Greifensee.

The city of Uster received the Wakker Prize in 2001.

History

In 1099, the House of Rapperswil gave the city St. Andreas Church.

Villages

Kirchuster, Freudwil, Nänikon, Niederuster, Nossikon, Oberuster, Riedikon, Sulzbach, Wermatswil, Werrikon, Winikon-Gschwader and Uster

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