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St. Margrethen

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St. Margrethen (Saint Margrethen/Sankt Margrethen) is a municipality in the Wahlkreis (constituency) of Rheintal in the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Geography St. Margrethen has an area, , of . Of this area, 28.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 31.5% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 34.8% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (5.4%) is non-productive (rivers or lakes). It is close to Austria and Germany and acts as a border town with Austria. Currently only a normal road links St. Margrethen with Austria. As a result, the town is at times clogged up with traffic before the customs posts. A motorway link has long been projected, to link the pathways to Zurich and Munich. It is also where the A1 motorway becomes the A13 motorway. Coat of arms The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Argent a Grape Azure slipped palewise and leaved Vert. Demographics St. Margrethen has a population (as of ) of . , a
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