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Eastern Switzerland

Ostschweiz (in German)
Svizra orientala (in Romansh)
Svizzera orientale (in Italian)
Region
Karte Ostschweiz 2013.2.png
Country  Switzerland
Area
 • Total11,521.0 km2 (4,448.3 sq mi)
Population
(2007)[2]
 • Total1,069,600
 • Density93/km2 (240/sq mi)
NUTS codeCH05
HDI (2015)0.917[3]
very high · 7th

Eastern Switzerland (German: Ostschweiz, Romansh: Svizra orientala, Italian: Svizzera orientale) is the common name of the region situated to the east of Glarus Alps, with the cantons of Schaffhausen, Thurgau, St. Gallen, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden, and Glarus. The north of canton of Graubünden (with the city of Chur) is usually considered to be part of Eastern Switzerland as well.[citation needed]

Eastern Switzerland is also defined as one of the NUTS-2 regions of Switzerland. In this case, it includes the cantons of Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Glarus, Graubünden, Schaffhausen, St. Gallen, and Thurgau.[citation needed]

Coordinates: 47°18′N 9°18′E / 47.3°N 9.3°E / 47.3; 9.3

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Total area and land area, by NUTS 2 regions - km2
  2. ^ Total average population, by NUTS 2 regions - (1 000 inhabitants)
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.