Eastern Switzerland

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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[1]
 • Total 11,521.0 km2 (4,448.3 sq mi)
Population (2007)[2]
 • Total 1,069,600
 • Density 93/km2 (240/sq mi)
NUTS code CH05

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 not unusually 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

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