St. Gallen constituency

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St. Gallen constituency
Basic data
Country: SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of St. GallenCanton of St. Gallen St. Gallen (SG)
Main town :
FSO number : 1721
Area : 157.67  km²
Height range : 450-1074 m above sea level M.
Residents: 122,419 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 776 inhabitants per km²
Map of constituency St. Gallen

The constituency of St. Gallen is a sub-unit of the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland , which was formed according to the new canton constitution of June 10, 2001. Since January 1, 2003, it has consisted of the former districts of St. Gallen and Gossau as well as a municipality from the former district of Rorschach (Eggersriet).


For the redesign of the marketplace, three referendums were necessary by 2020.

The eastern Swiss metropolis suffers from hesitant urban development, a lack of dynamism and threatens to lose in the competition for locations . In 2020, after two failed attempts, a third referendum on the design of the marketplace is due. While the city and canton against the buck for waiting at St Fiden to urban development, the S-Bahn St. Gallen on the quarter hour and the cyclists on an expansion of the bike network. To the north of the main station , a wasteland in a prime location between the Lokremise and the technical college serves only as a parking lot.

Distribution of seats
Election year 2004 2008 2012 2016 2020
GPS 2 1 2 2 3
SP 11 6th 7th 7th 6th
EPP 1 1 1 1
glp 2 1 2 1 3
RegioCity 1
CVP 12 7th 6th 6th 5
FDP 7th 6th 5 6th 5
SVP 9 8th 6th 7th 6th
all in all 45 30th 30th 29 29
Seats in the Cantonal Council (2020-2024)
6th 6th 
A total of 29 seats
In the city of Gallus it is difficult with urban planning throws.

The strengths of the urban region are its manageable size, affordable living space and diverse cultural offerings.

The constituency of St.Gallen is the largest in the canton. Its party landscape is very diverse, among other things with the large number of mandates to be awarded. It is therefore also attractive for smaller groups to take part in the elections.

In 2004 the Christian Democrats (CVP) were the dominant political force in the constituency. In 2008 first place went to the SVP - and since 2012 to the Social Democrats (SP).

Political structure

The constituency includes the following municipalities:

coat of arms Name of the parish Population
(December 31, 2018)
in km²
per km²
Andwil (SG) 2014 6.31 319
Eggersriet 2280 8.90 256
Gaiserwald 8363 12.63 662
Gossau (SG) 18,173 27.51 661
Häggenschwil 1365 9.07 150
Muolen 1200 10.33 116}
St. Gallen
St. Gallen 75,833 39.38 1926
Waldkirch 3500 31.34 112
Wittenbach 9691 12.20 794
Total (9) 122,419 157.67 776

Web links

Commons : Wahlkreis St. Gallen  - collection of images, videos and audio files


  1. Until 2008, the canton parliament had 180 instead of 120 seats since then.

Individual evidence

  1. Permanent and non-permanent resident population by year, canton, district, municipality, population type and gender (permanent resident population). In: bfs. . Federal Statistical Office (FSO), August 31, 2019, accessed on December 22, 2019 .
  2. a b c d Marcel Elsener: Before the elections in the canton of St.Gallen: The stuttering capital. In: St. Galler Tagblatt (online), February 18, 2020
  3. Seraina Hess: The S-Bahn is in the back of the city. In: St. Galler Tagblatt (online), October 9, 2018
  4. Minutes of the election of the new cantonal council of March 14, 2004. On the website of the canton of St. Gallen, March 29, 2004
  5. Cantonal election 2008: constituency St. Gallen. On the website of the Canton of St. Gallen, June 18, 2019
  6. Cantonal election 2012: constituency St. Gallen. On the website of the Canton of St. Gallen, June 18, 2019
  7. Cantonal election 2016: constituency St. Gallen. On the website of the Canton of St. Gallen, June 13, 2019
  8. a b Cantonal election 2020: constituency St. Gallen. On the website of the Canton of St. Gallen, March 8, 2020
  9. a b Thomas Oegerli: Cantonal elections in the canton of St. Gallen. Cantonal elections 2004 - 2016. In: Statistics currently 58 , Office for Statistics of the Canton of St. Gallen, February 2017 (PDF; 1.0 MB)
  10. Federal Statistical Office Generalized Limits 2020.