HORGEN, a small town in the Swiss canton of Zurich, situated on the left or west shore of the Lake of Zurich, and by rail io| m. S.E. of the town of Zurich. Pop. (1900) 6883, mostly German-speaking and Protestants. It possesses many industrial establishments of various kinds, and is a centre of the Zurich silk manufacture. It came in 1406 into the possession of Zurich, with which it communicates by means of steamers on the lake, as well as by rail.
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