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Arbon is a municipality and district capital of the district of Arbon in the canton of Thurgau in Switzerland.GeographyArbon is situated on a peninsula on the southwest shore of Lake Constance between Romanshorn and Rorschach. On the south, the municipality borders the canton of St. Gallen. St. Gallen is the nearest larger city.The surrounding hills are remaining moraines of the Rhine glacier that existed in prehistoric times.The surrounding municipalities are (counter-clockwise from the north): Egnach, Roggwil, Berg, Steinach, and Horn. Lake Constance forms the municipality boundary on the northeast and east.Arbon has an area, as of 2009, of 5.94km2. Of this area, 2.23km2 or 37.5% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.32km2 or 5.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 3.31km2 or 55.7% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.04km2 or 0.7% is either rivers or lakes and 0.03km2 or 0.5% is unproductive land.Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 27.8% of the total area while housing and buildings made up 9.9% and transportation infrastructure made up 1.5%. Power and water infrastructure as well as other special developed areas made up 5.4% of the area while parks, green belts and sports fields made up 11.1%. Out of the forested land, 2.4% of the total land area is heavily forested and 3.0% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 29.3% is used for growing crops, while 8.2% is used for orchards or vine crops.
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