Constituency of Wil

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Constituency of Wil
Basic data
Country: SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of St. GallenCanton of St. Gallen St. Gallen (SG)
Main town :
FSO number : 1728
Area : 145.24  km²
Height range : 470-1060 m above sea level M.
Residents: 75,594 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 520 inhabitants per km²
Map of constituency Wil

The constituency of Wil is a sub-unit of the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland , which was formed under the new cantonal constitution of June 10, 2001. It consists of the two former districts of Wil and Untertoggenburg (excluding Ganterschwil and Mogelsberg , which came to the Toggenburg constituency ).

politic and economy

The court in Wil, where the prince abbots of St. Gallen often stayed in the past . Today Wil would like to take on a central function, but Degersheim and Flawil are far away and the neighboring Hinterthurgau belongs to the neighboring canton.

The communities in the constituency of Wil are politically close. The largest party is the Swiss People's Party (SVP). It reached exactly 30 percent of the vote in 2016, but has lost four years later. It has replaced the CVP as the strongest party. CVP, FDP and SP move around 15 to 20 percent. The Greens achieve shares over 5 percent. The city of Wil does not give a left politically like the canton capital.

Seats in the Cantonal Council (2020-2024)
A total of 18 seats
Distribution of seats
Election year 2004 2008 2012 2016 2020
GPS 2 1 1 1 2
SP 5 2 3 3 2
glp 1 1
CVP 8th 5 4th 4th 5
FDP 5 4th 3 4th 3
SVP 7th 6th 5 6th 5
all in all 27 18th 18th 18th 18th

For Degersheim and Flawil , membership of the Wil constituency, although they are oriented towards St. Gallen , has advantages, because they would have little weight in the St. Gallen constituency .

Uzwil train station. Many residents of the constituency commute to work in Zurich, Winterthur or St. Gallen.

In the Wil region - which also includes Hinterthurgau - the cantons are insignificant in everyday life for culture and economy. Although the Wil region is part of the Zurich metropolitan region, it has also signed the Lake Constance Metropolitan Area Charter . The Wil West project, however, is not making any headway. Between Münchwilen , Sirnach and Wil, 2000 to 3000 jobs are to be created in the next few years.

The most important employer is Bühler in Uzwil , but Benninger (Uzwil), Stihl (Wil) and Maestrani (Flawil) also take care of commuters. Both in the city of Wil and in the rural communities, clubs play a major role. With the FDP politician Karin Keller-Sutter , Wil is a member of the Federal Council .

Political structure

Since January 1, 2013, the constituency of Wil has included the following municipalities:

coat of arms Name of the parish Population
(December 31, 2018)
in km²
per km²
Degersheim 4130 14.48 285
Flawil 10,523 11.47 917
Jonschwil 3774 10.99 343
Niederbueren 1514 15.84 96
Niederhelfenschwil 3149 16.37 192
Oberbueren 4448 17.73 251
Oberuzwil 6413 14.08 455
Uzwil 12,892 14.49 890
Wil (SG) 23,966 20.82 1151
Zuzwil (SG) 4785 8.97 533
Total (10) 75,594 145.24 520

Changes in the community since 2003

Municipalities until 2012

Web links

Commons : Wahlkreis Wil  - 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. ^ Magdalen Bless-Grabher: Wil (SG). In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
  3. a b c d e f g Katharina Brenner: Before the elections in the canton of St.Gallen: In between - the constituency of Wil in portrait. In: St. Galler Tagblatt (online), February 25, 2020
  4. 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)
  5. a b c Cantonal election 2020: constituency Wil. On the website of the Canton of St. Gallen, March 8, 2020
  6. 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
  7. Cantonal election 2008: constituency Wil. On the website of the Canton of St. Gallen, June 18, 2019
  8. Cantonal election 2012: constituency Wil. On the website of the Canton of St. Gallen, June 18, 2019
  9. Cantonal election 2016: constituency Wil. On the website of the Canton of St. Gallen, June 13, 2019
  10. Development focus Wil West. On the website of the Office for Spatial Development of the Canton of Thurgau, accessed on February 28, 2020
  11. Federal Statistical Office Generalized Limits 2020.