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Winterthur
Coat of arms of Winterthur
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Winterthur
Area
 • Total 68.07 km2 (26.28 sq mi)
Elevation 439 m (1,440 ft)
Highest elevation (Hulmen) 687 m (2,254 ft)
Lowest elevation (Kläranlage Hard) 393 m (1,289 ft)
Population (Dec 2012 )
 • Total 104,366
 • Density 1,533.22/km2 (3,971.01/sq mi)
Postal code 8400–8411, 8310, 8352, 8482
Localities Stadt (city), Mattenbach, Oberwinterthur, Seen, Töss, Veltheim and Wülflingen
Surrounded by Brütten, Dinhard, Elsau, Hettlingen, Illnau-Effretikon, Kyburg, Lindau, Neftenbach, Oberembrach, Pfungen, Rickenbach, Schlatt, Seuzach, Wiesendangen, Zell
Twin towns Hall 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.

Economy

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

Twin towns – sister cities

Winterthur is twinned with:

Gallery

Panoramic view from the "Bäumli Park" to the Garden City Winterthur

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