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Coat of arms of Zihlschlacht-Sitterdorf
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of ThurgauCanton of Thurgau Thurgau (TG)
District : Weinfelden
BFS no. : 4511i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 8588 Zihlschlacht
8589 Sitterdorf
Coordinates : 737 683  /  264 484 coordinates: 47 ° 31 '0 "  N , 9 ° 16' 0"  O ; CH1903:  seven hundred and thirty-seven thousand six hundred eighty-three  /  264,484
Height : 527  m above sea level M.
Height range : 466-598 m above sea level M.
Area : 12.21  km²
Residents: 2385 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 195 inhabitants per km²
Website: www.zihlschlacht-sitterdorf.ch
Reformed Church of Zihlschlacht

Reformed Church of Zihlschlacht

Location of the municipality
Untersee (Bodensee) Bommer Weier Emerzer Weier Biessenhofer Weier Hauptwiler Weier Hoorbacher Weier Rüütiweier Horberweier Bodensee Kanton St. Gallen Kanton St. Gallen Bezirk Arbon Bezirk Frauenfeld Bezirk Kreuzlingen Bezirk Münchwilen Affeltrangen Amlikon-Bissegg Berg TG Birwinken Bischofszell Bürglen TG Bussnang Erlen TG Hauptwil-Gottshaus Hohentannen Kradolf-Schönenberg Märstetten Schönholzerswilen Sulgen TG Weinfelden Wigoltingen Wuppenau Zihlschlacht-SitterdorfMap of Zihlschlacht-Sitterdorf
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Zihlschlacht-Sitterdorf is a municipality in the district of Weinfelden in the canton of Thurgau in Switzerland . The community was created in 1997 as part of the Thurgau community reorganization through the merger of the local communities Zihlschlacht and Sitterdorf .


Court house in the village of Zihlschlacht

The history of the community begins a good three years before it was founded with the preparatory work and the approval of the population on June 16, 1995. On January 1, 1997, the Zihlschlacht-Sitterdorf political community emerged from the previous municipality of Zihlschlacht, to which the local communities Zihlschlacht, Sitterdorf and Schocherswil belonged. Schocherswil has joined Amriswil .

Both the Zihlschlacht and Sitterdorf districts are around 1200 years old. The name Zihlschlacht probably comes from the Alemanni who cut the forest in the area. The name Sitterdorf was first mentioned in 787 AD as Sidruna . It was named after the Sitter river , which flows through the village and partly forms the municipal boundaries. In the 15th century, the interests of the Bishopric of Konstanz and the Prince Abbey of St. Gallen overlapped in the area , because both clergy princes owned goods and rights here.

→ see also section history in article Zihlschlacht
→ see also section history in article Sitterdorf

coat of arms


Blazon : obliquely divided by yellow with a soaring black ibex and by blue with a white deer trunk .

The new municipal coat of arms established in 2012 is a combination of the coats of arms of the former local parishes of Sitterdorf and Zihlschlacht. The ibex comes from the coat of arms of the Welter von Blidegg , the yellow color refers to the monastery of St. Gallen . The white stag in blue was the coat of arms of the Truchsessen von Singenberg. Two different animal species in the same coat of arms are extremely rare.


Population development in the area of ​​today's municipality Zihlschlacht-Sitterdorf
Population development of the individual communities
1850 1900 1950 1990 1997 2000 2010 2018
Political community 1952 1942 2076 2385
Local community Zihlschlacht 485 506 618 745
Local community Sitterdorf 695 738 850 982

Of the total of 2385 inhabitants in the municipality of Zihlschlacht-Sitterdorf in 2018, 321 or 13.5% were foreign nationals. 973 (40.8%) were Protestant Reformed and 732 (30.7%) were Roman Catholic.


In 2016, Zihlschlacht-Sitterdorf offered 977 people work (converted to full-time positions). 8.3% of them were employed in agriculture and forestry, 17.8% in industry, trade and construction and 74.0% in the service sector.

When it was founded in 1997, the municipality had 62 farms and around 600 jobs. Approx. 40% of the working population work within the municipality, especially in trade, in agriculture with fruit growing, arable farming and dairy farming as well as in the Sonnenrain residential home foundation and in the Zihlschlacht rehabilitation clinic.

Sons and daughters of the church

→ see section Sons and Daughters of the Congregation in the article Zihlschlacht


Zihlschlacht-Sitterdorf was able to preserve the rural character with lovingly restored frame buildings in the hamlets and in Zihlschlacht with a special protection plan. The village of Zihlschlacht and Blidegg - Degenau are listed in the inventory of places worth protecting in Switzerland .

The community is also known for the small Sitterdorf airfield .

→ see also the Sights section in the Sitterdorf article
→ see also the list of cultural assets in Zihlschlacht-Sitterdorf


→ see section pictures in the article Zihlschlacht
→ see section pictures in the article Sitterdorf

Web links

Commons : Zihlschlacht-Sitterdorf  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. 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 .
  2. a b Thurgau in figures 2019 . On the website of the Statistical Office of the Canton of Thurgau (PDF file; 1.8 MB), accessed on April 28, 2020.
  3. a b c d e History and Visions. On the website of the municipality of Zihlschlacht-Sitterdorf, accessed on November 1, 2019
  4. a b municipal coat of arms . On the website of the State Archives of the Canton of Thurgau, accessed on December 8, 2019
  5. ^ Community merger in the canton of Thurgau: Zihlschlacht-Sitterdorf. On the website of the Swiss Coats of Arms and Flags Foundation, accessed on December 20, 2019
  6. a b Population development of the municipalities. Canton Thurgau, 1850–2000 and resident population of the municipalities and change from the previous year. Canton of Thurgau, 1990–2018. On the website of the Statistical Office of the Canton of Thurgau (Excel tables; 0.1 MB each), accessed on April 28, 2020.
  7. Erich Trösch: Zihlschlacht. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
  8. Erich Trösch: Sitterdorf. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
  9. Localities and their resident population. Edition 2019 . On the website of the Statistical Office of the Canton of Thurgau (Excel table; 0.1 MB), accessed on April 28, 2020.