|Canton :||Canton of St. Gallen (SG)|
|Constituency :||Sea gaster|
|BFS no. :||3340|
|Postal code :||8645 Kempraten
|UN / LOCODE :||CH ZJW (Rapperswil)
CH JON (Jona)
CH WAN (car)
|Height range :||392-544 m above sea level M.|
|Area :||22.25 km²|
|Residents:||26,999 (December 31, 2018)|
|Population density :||1213 inhabitants per km²|
Proportion of foreigners :
|18.6% (December 31, 2009)|
|City President :||Martin Stöckling ( FDP )|
|Location of the municipality|
|Population aged 15 and over by religion, 2017|
|- Roman Catholic||43%|
|- evangelical reformed||23%|
|- other Christian denominations||7%|
|Non-denominational / no information||22%|
Rapperswil-Jona, on the right bank of Lake Zurich , is a popular excursion destination thanks to the lake shore, the old town and Circus Knies children's zoo . From Rapperswil the lake dam that separates Lake Zurich into the smaller Obersee and the larger Untersee , the actual Lake Zurich, leads to Pfäffikon SZ . Until December 31, 2006, Jona was a municipality in the constituency of See-Gaster in the southwest of the canton of St. Gallen with around 17,700 inhabitants, making it the second largest city in the canton.
The municipalities of Rapperswil and Jona, which were merged on January 1, 2007, had a partially common infrastructure even before the merger , the border between the two places was almost unrecognizable even for locals, as the border area was built over. They also formed a social unit, the term Rapperswil-Jona was already included in the names of various clubs a few years before the merger (e.g. ice hockey club and FC Rapperswil-Jona ).
After an initial referendum, initiated by the authorities and rejected by the voters of Jonas, the population approved a merger between Rapperswil (2001: 7,400 inhabitants; yes share 82%) and Jona (2001: 17,100) in a further consultative vote in 2003 Residents; yes share 52%). The decisive referendum took place on May 1, 2005. Around 60% of the Joner and 90% of the Rapperswiler agreed to the merger - so it could be completed in 2007.
The city council of Rapperswil-Jona consists of seven members. The school president and the head of the building, transport and environment department are ex officio members of the executive; they and the mayor work full-time, the other members to a 25% workload. Until the end of 2006, the Jona municipal council and the Rapperswil council ruled separately.
Rapperswil-Jona is the largest Swiss city without a parliament . Political matters are dealt with at the citizens' assembly , which is held two to three times a year . New civil rights are foreseen in the new city regulations.
coat of arms
The Rapperswil roses and a blue horizontal wavy line symbolizing the Jona River and Lake Zurich are depicted on the coat of arms. The new coat of arms was adopted at the municipal assembly on December 1, 2005 as part of the vote on the new municipal code.
In the city of Rapperswil-Jona there are four operating stops and train stations: These are in particular the Rapperswil train station, the Jona train station and the stops in Kempraten and Blumenau. The Bollingen stop was discontinued in 2004. Rapperswil-Jona is part of the Zurich Transport Association (ZVV).
In long-distance traffic there are connections in Rapperswil with the Voralpen-Express to St. Gallen and in the direction of Arth-Goldau to Lucerne . The S-Bahn 5, 7, 15 and 40 of the S-Bahn Zurich and the S-Bahn 6 of the S-Bahn St. Gallen are used for local transport. The city bus is operated by the Zürichsee and Oberland transport companies (VZO).
Business and media
The primary school (as of 2012) is housed in the school buildings Hanfländer, Südquartier, Bollwies, Schachen, Herrenberg, Weiden, Lenggis and Dorf; Since August 2012, the upper level has been combined from secondary school and junior high school in the school buildings Bollwies, Burgerau, Weiden, Kreuzstrasse and Rain. Until then, both steps were housed in separate buildings. At the vocational and advanced training center in Rapperswil (BWZ), basic training and advanced training such as language courses are carried out.
Leisure and culture
Rapperswil-Jona has long been connected to the Swiss National Circus Knie , which moves into its winter quarters here and also has its headquarters. Knie also runs the local children's zoo.
The Stampf bathing facility is located on Lake Zurich in Jona and includes several beach volleyball fields, a water slide, a restaurant, a 5-meter diving platform and a paddling pool. The facility also serves as a campsite.
Facilities and events
The city has some of its sponsored sports facilities, which are maintained by its property, sports, leisure, tourism department . The city administration is responsible for the promotion of sports , the provision of sports facilities for the population, the implementation of compulsory swimming lessons (school sports) and information for the residents regarding sports facilities, sports facilities, sports clubs and sporting events. The municipal sports center is located in the Grünfeld area in Jona. In addition to a football stadium, there is an athletics facility with a 400-meter circular track, numerous football fields, a beach volleyball facility and fields for fistball and tennis.
Ironman 70.3 Switzerland has been taking place in June since 2007 - a triathlon over the middle distance (1.9 km swimming, 90 km cycling and 21.1 km running). Another tradition is the castle run, which has been taking place in Rapperswil's old town since 1988 in October. Around 1000 runners of all ages take part every year.
The ice hockey national league A club SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers is at home in Rapperswil . The “Rosenstädter” were relegated from the highest Swiss hockey league, the National League-A, at the end of the 2014/2015 season. The club had previously been in the highest Swiss hockey league since its promotion in 1994. On April 25, 2018, the SCRJ Lakers rose again to the top division against Kloten. The football club FC Rapperswil-Jona , whose 1st team plays in the Challenge League , was founded in 1928. The Bandits baseball club was founded in 2001 in Jona. The first 1st team has been playing in the National League A of the Swiss Baseball Federation ( SBSF ) since 2016 .
The three-day blues'n'jazz festival takes place annually in the old town and around the harbor basin in Rapperswil . With 35,000 to 40,000 visitors, it was one of the largest cultural events in the Obersee region. The first event took place in 1999. The lake night festival takes place there every three years (exception: 2013 instead of 2012). The 27th edition of the Rapperswil Lake Night Festival took place in 2015 and attracted around 75,000 visitors. The Christmas market, known as the Christkindlimärt , which has existed since 2002, is limited to the old town . With over 20,000 visitors annually, the market is one of the largest Christmas markets in Switzerland.
The spring festival in Jonah is held at the end of April. It is one of the largest festivals in the region and gained regional fame, among other things because of the specialty " Shapale " from Tibet.
The Kunst (Zeug) Haus in old armory was opened in May 2008 and is a former Rapperswiler armory housed. The focus of the around five thousand works of art is the Peter and Elisabeth Bosshard Collection . The Kunsthaus brings visitors closer to Swiss contemporary art in public tours . Free workshops are offered twice a year for school classes .
In the Lotte Boots (1898-1986) In 1986, the municipality Jona bequeathed Villa Grünfels are Jugendmusikschule and Kellerbühne Grünfels housed. In the basement stage, music , cabaret and theater from the cabaret scene are shown. The villa is right next to the Jona train station.
The Center for Current Culture (ZAK) is a cultural venue for young people near the Jona train station. Various cultural events are held regularly at the ZAK.
The Enea Tree Museum has existed since 2010 .
- Franz Schneider (1657–1668), executed and burned in a witch trial in Laiz near Sigmaringen for witchcraft and killing his siblings by opening veins in the bathroom.
- Jakob Braendlin-Näf (1775–1845), founder of the Braendlin brothers spinning mill . Built the classicist Villa Grünstels .
- Johann Jakob Staub (1783–1852), Marchand Tailleur in Paris. Built the classical Meienberg country estate .
- Father Alberich Zwyssig (1808–1854), composer of the Swiss Psalm . After the Sonderbund War he lived in Wurmsbach Monastery , where he directed music lessons and created numerous sacred and secular compositions.
- Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961), depth psychologist. Built the medieval-looking tower house in Bollingen .
- Lotte Stiefel (1898–1986), founder of the Areal and Villa Grünstels.
- Nella Martinetti (1946–2011), singer and actress, lived in Jona.
- Alfredo Battistini (1953–2008), sculptor, draftsman and sportsman, created a. a. the clown sculpture in honor of Circus Knie at the entrance to Rapperswils.
- Michail Borissowitsch Khodorkovsky (* 1963) Russian entrepreneur, lived in Rapperswil-Jona in 2014/2015
- Thomas Schmidheiny (1945), main shareholder of Holcim
- Jorge Lemann (1939), Swiss-Brazilian investor
- Hans Rathgeb (1924–2000), 13th honorary citizen, city councilor, cantonal councilor
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