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Flawil is a municipality in the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland with somewhat short of 10,000 inhabitants.It is the regional centre of Untertoggenburg, but belongs to the Wahlkreis (constituency) of Wil.HistoryFlawil is first mentioned in 858 as Flawilare marcho. Several of the surrounding hamlets were also mentioned in about the same era. Alterswil was first mentioned in 858 as Altiricheswilae, Oberglatt in 731 as villa Clata and in 1316 as Obren Glat and Burgau in 964 as Purchouva.GeographyFlawil has an area, of 11.5km2. Of this area, 53.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 22.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 23% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1.3%) is non-productive (rivers or lakes).The municipality is located in the Wil Wahlkreis. It was the capital of the earlier Bezirk. To the north-east it is bordered by the Wissbach valley and the Glatt river. It consists of the extended linear village of Flawil and the hamlets of Botsberg, Alterswil, Grobenentschwil, Langenentschwil, Raschberg, Egg, Oberglatt and Burgau as well as scattered farm houses.Coat of armsThe blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Chequy Argent and Gules and a Chief Or.
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