Egg, Switzerland


Egg, Switzerland

Infobox Swiss town
subject_name = Egg
municipality_name = Egg
municipality_type = municipality
imagepath_coa = Egg-blazon.svg|pixel_coa=


languages = German
canton = Zurich
iso-code-region = CH-ZH
district = Uster
lat_d=47|lat_m=18|lat_NS=N|long_d=8|long_m=41|long_EW=E
postal_code = 8132
municipality_code = 0192
area = 14.48
elevation = 545|elevation_description=
population = 7707|populationof = December 2003 | popofyear = 2003
website = www.egg.ch
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mayor_title = |list_of_mayors =
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neighboring_municipalities= Gossau, Grüningen, Herrliberg, Maur, Meilen, Mönchaltorf, Oetwil am See, Uetikon am See
twintowns = |

Egg is a municipality in the district of Uster in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.

It has a population of 7,800 (2003) in an area of 14.5 square kilometres.

Geography

*Lowest elevation: Greifensee 438 m
*Highest elevation: Pfannenstiel 853 m

Districts

There are three villages in Egg: "Hinteregg" (population: 1,500), "Egg" (population: 4,800) and Esslingen (population: 1,500). There are also smaller settlements (called "Aussenwacht"): "Rällikon", "Innervollikon", "Usservollikon", "Niederesslingen", "Rohr", "Schaubigen", "Eichholz", "Neuhaus", and "Guldenen".

Coat of arms

The coat of arms shows two entwined hands in blue, coming out of silver clouds. It was created at the beginning of the 19th century, influenced by the French Revolution. It symbolizes the motto of the Revolution: "Freedom", "Equality" and "Brotherhood".

External links

* [http://www.egg.ch/ Official Page] (German)


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