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Wil is the capital of the Wahlkreis (constituency) of Wil in the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

Wil is the third largest city in the Canton of St. Gallen, after the city of St. Gallen and Rapperswil-Jona, a twin city that merged in 2006. The municipality of Bronschhofen merged into Wil on 1 January 2013. After the merger the Community Identification Number changed from 3425 to 3427.[3]

In 1984, Wil was awarded the Wakker Prize for the development and preservation of its architectural heritage.[4]

Since the merger in 2013, Wil now has an area of 20.82 km2 (8.04 sq mi).[5] Based on the 2004/09 survey, but including the post-merger area, about 50.1% of the total land is used for agricultural purposes, while 18.9% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 30.1% is settled (buildings or roads) and 0.9% is unproductive land. Over the past two decades (1979/85-2004/09) the amount of land that is settled has increased by 111 ha (270 acres) and the agricultural land has decreased by 113 ha (280 acres).[6]

Before the merger, Wil had an area, as of 2006[update], of 7.6 km2 (2.9 sq mi). Of this area, 32.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 13.9% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 53.4% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.7%) is non-productive (rivers or lakes).[7]

The former municipality of Bronschhofen had an area, as of 2006[update], of 13.2 km2 (5.1 sq mi). Of this area, 65.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 22.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 12% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.5%) is non-productive (rivers or lakes).[7] It consisted of the villages of Bronschhofen and Rossrüti as well as the hamlets of Maugwil, Trungen and the pilgrimage site of Dreibrunnen.

The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Per pale Argent a Bear rampant Sable langued and in his virility Gules and Sable, a Snail shell Or above a letter W of the First[8]

Wil has a population (as of December 2020[update]) of 24,132.[9] As of 2013[update], 27.3% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 3 years (2010-2013) the population has changed at a rate of 3.13%. In 2000, of the foreign population, 272 are from Germany, 776 are from Italy, 1,876 are from ex-Yugoslavia, 135 are from Austria, 309 are from Turkey, and 578 are from another country.[10] The birth rate in the municipality, in 2013, was 11.2 while the death rate was 7.5 per thousand residents.[6]

Before the merger, in 2011, Bronschhofen had a population of 4,654.[11]

Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (85.1%), with Albanian being second most common (4.5%) and Italian being third (3.0%).[7] Of the Swiss national languages (as of 2000[update]), 13,943 speak German, 60 people speak French, 488 people speak Italian, and 26 people speak Romansh.[12]

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