|coat of arms|
|district:||Constituency pc. Gallen|
|coordinates:|| 47° 25 ' n. Break. |
9° 15 ' o. L.
|Height:||638 m and. M.|
|Surface:||27,51 km ²|
|inhabitants:||17 ' 070 (1. January 2005)|
Gossau is a town (political municipality) with 17 ' 070 inhabitants; it covers the localities Gossau and Arnegg.
Gossau is not so well-known, since it is not necessarily a city for strolling and it goes down by the large number of neighbour cities in the proximity somewhat (pc. Gallen, Herisau, Wil). Gossau is however particularly for the foodstuffs industry inimportant location. Most of the largest grocery chains (Migros, Coop) and - manufacturers have there the selling centers for the region east Switzerland.
In the north from Gossau is the largest private zoo of Switzerland, the walter zoo. Further objects of interest are the lock upper mountain and variousRuins (ruin helping mountain, ruin rose mountain), which lie around Gossau. The bishop cell first race is the centerline between Arnegg and Gossau. Some enterprises seams the way and form the support leg of the Gossauer of small trade.
Table of contents
the city council is the legislation. 30 members belong to this, that are selected every four years by the Gossauer voters. The city council meets usually eight times per year; its meetings are public.
The following parties are in the city councilrepresented (conditions: November 2004)
implementing authority is the town councillor. The executive consists of seven members, of it is the two (city president and school president) following
persons is full-time inTown councillor represent (conditions: November 2004)
- Alex Brühwiler (non-party), city president
- Pius cellar (SVP)
- Christian Manser (CVP)
- Paul Egger (non-party)
- Markus sprinkler (CVP), school president
- larva line Stuker (FDP)
- short Züblin (FDP)
- tonuses Inauen, city clerk, member with advisory voice
the judicial instance of the municipality Gossauis the mediator (in other cantons justices of the peace). In Gossau the mediators are in addition to the regular duties.
- Heinz Walser (CVP), mediator
- Franz Fürer (CVP), mediator deputy
Gossau possesses a rich offer at schools. There is totally six primary schools (Büel, Gallus, Haldenbüel, deer mountain, Notker, Othmar), two secondary level schools(Rosenau, catholic girl secondary level school), two six-form high schools (Notker and Othmar) and a private middle school (High School Friedberg).
Web on the left of
coordinates: 47° 25 ' N, 9° 15 ' O