|Canton :||St. Gallen (SG)|
|Main town :||Buchs (SG)|
|FSO number :||1724|
|Area :||206.51 km²|
|Height range :||426–2383 m above sea level M.|
|Residents:||39,193 (December 31, 2018)|
|Population density :||190 inhabitants per km²|
The Werdenberg constituency is a sub-unit of the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland , which was formed from January 1, 2003 according to the new cantonal constitution of June 10, 2001. Located in the greater Alpine Rhine Valley , it is part of the cultural landscape of the St. Gallen Rhine Valley and forms the Werdenberg region within it .
Politics and education
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|Seats in the Cantonal Council (2020-2024)|
The Social Democrats (SP) achieved their highest share of the vote in the canton in Werdenberg until 2004. In 2004 they were even the strongest force here, but by 2016 they slipped below a share of 20 percent and have since been overtaken by the Swiss People's Party (SVP).
The increase in party strength of the FDP in the election year 2016 and 2020 is striking , where it gained more than thirty percent of the vote and overtook the SVP. With the exception of 2016, the heavily reformed constituency elected an EPP canton council.
Gams was in the Old Confederation under the rule of Schwyz and Glarus . The Catholic enclave is still a CVP congregation today . With Hans Rohrer, the urban municipality of Buchs provided a social democratic government councilor from 1986 to 2000 .
The Interstate University of Technology NTB Buchs is one of the most renowned technical universities in Switzerland. The neighboring Principality of Liechtenstein , where many Werdenbergers commute to work, is one of the co-founders of the former Buchs new technology center .
The Werdenberg constituency comprises six political communities :
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(December 31, 2018)
- Until 2008, the canton parliament had 180 instead of 120 seats since then.
- Permanent and non-permanent resident population by year, canton, district, municipality, population type and gender (permanent resident population). In: bfs. admin.ch . Federal Statistical Office (FSO), August 31, 2019, accessed on December 22, 2019 .
- 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
- Cantonal election 2008: Werdenberg constituency. On the website of the Canton of St. Gallen, June 18, 2019
- Cantonal election 2012: Wahlkreis Werdenberg. On the website of the Canton of St. Gallen, June 18, 2019
- Cantonal election 2016: Wahlkreis Werdenberg. On the website of the Canton of St. Gallen, June 13, 2019
- Cantonal election 2020: Werdenberg constituency. On the website of the Canton of St. Gallen, March 8, 2020
- Christoph Zweili: Before the elections in the canton of St.Gallen: The Werdenbergers - a gnarled people. In: St. Galler Tagblatt (online), February 14, 2020
- 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)
- Wolfgang Göldi: Gams. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
- Federal Statistical Office Generalized Limits 2020.