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Uzwil is a municipality in the Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland. It is located in the northern Toggenburg between Wil and Gossau and has an area of 14.49 square kilometers and a population of 12,100 as of 2004. Uzwil is at the railway line Geneva-St. Gallen and at the A1-Autobahn Geneva-St. Margrethen.
The municipality consists of the villages Niederuzwil, Uzwil, Henau, Algetshausen, Niederstetten, Oberstetten and Stolzenberg. Uzwil was first mentioned in 819 as Uzzinwilare. The village of Henau was first mentioned 754 as Villa Aninauva at the Monastery of St. Gallen in the Henau document.
Uzwil is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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