Aarau District

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Aarau District
Bezirk Aarau
District
Location of Aarau District
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Aargau
Capital Aarau
Area
 • Total 104.47 km2 (40.34 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 72,839
 • Density 700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 13

Aarau District is a district in the Swiss Canton of Aargau with administrative capital Aarau encompasses the agglomeration of Aarau south of the Juras.

Geography[edit]

As of 2009 the Aargau District had a total area of 104.48 square kilometers (40.34 sq mi). Of that area, 32.06 km2 (12.38 sq mi), or about 30.7%, was cultivated land, 50.38 km2 (19.45 sq mi), or about 48.2%, was forested and 21.02 km2 (8.12 sq mi), or about 20.1%, has some type of construction on it.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Aarau District has a population of 72,839 (as of 31 December 2012).[2]

As of 2000, there were 3,277 homes with 1 or 2 persons in the household, 14,181 homes with 3 or 4 persons in the household, and 9,295 homes with 5 or more persons in the household. The average number of people per household was 2.24 individuals.[3] In 2008 there were 10,614 single family homes (or 32.3% of the total) out of a total of 32,851 homes and apartments.[4]

Of the school age population (in the 2008/2009 school year), there are 4,891 students attending primary school, there are 1,755 students attending secondary school, there are 1,175 students attending tertiary or university level schooling, there are 35 students who are seeking a job after school in the municipality.[3]

Economy[edit]

As of 2000 there were 32,987 residents who worked in the District, while 23,730 residents worked outside the Aarau District and 29,444 people commuted into the District for work.[5]

Religion[edit]

From the 2000 census, 17,246 or 27.3% are Roman Catholic, while 31,124 or 49.3% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there are 179 individuals (or about 0.28% of the population) who belong to the Christian Catholic faith.[3]

Municipalities[edit]

Crest Name of municipality Population

(31 December 2012)[2]
Area
in km²
Aarau Aarau 20,128 12.34a
Biberstein Biberstein 1,479 4.10
Buchs Buchs (AG) 7,250 5.36
Densbüren Densbüren 688 12.52
Erlinsbach Erlinsbach 3,769 9.87
Gränichen Gränichen 7,164 17.21
Hirschthal Hirschthal 1,474 3.53
Küttigen Küttigen 5,870 11.89
Muhen Muhen 3,682 7.03
Oberentfelden Oberentfelden 7,662 7.16
Suhr Suhr 9,662 10.59
Unterentfelden Unterentfelden 4,011 2.87
Total 72,839 104.47
^a In 2010, Rohr merged into Aarau, Aarau area includes Rohr

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau-Aargauer Zahlen 2009 – Arealstatistik (German) accessed 22 January 2010
  2. ^ a b Canton of Aargau Statistical Office, MS Excel document – Bevölkerungsbestand 2012 nach Gemeinde, Geschlecht u. Nationalität (per 31. Dezember 2012)] (German) accessed 23 July 2013
  3. ^ a b c Statistical Department of Canton Aargau - Aargauer Zahlen 2009 (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  4. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  5. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau-Bereich 11 Verkehr und Nachrichtenwesen (German) accessed 21 January 2010

Coordinates: 47°23′N 8°2′E / 47.383°N 8.033°E / 47.383; 8.033