Adlikon bei Andelfingen

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Adlikon bei Andelfingen
Adlikon bei Andelfingen -
Country Switzerland Coat of Arms of Adlikon bei Andelfingen
Canton Zurich
District Andelfingen
47°35′N 8°42′E / 47.583°N 8.700°E / 47.583; 8.700Coordinates: 47°35′N 8°42′E / 47.583°N 8.700°E / 47.583; 8.700
Population 573 (Dec 2013)[1]
- Density 85 /km2 (221 /sq mi)
Area 6.59 km2 (2.54 sq mi)[2]
Elevation 448 m (1,470 ft)
Postal code 8452
SFOS number 0021
Surrounded by Andelfingen, Dägerlen, Humlikon, Ossingen, Thalheim an der Thur
SFSO statistics
Adlikon bei Andelfingen is located in Switzerland
Adlikon bei Andelfingen
Adlikon bei Andelfingen

Adlikon bei Andelfingen (or simply Adlikon) is a municipality in the district of Andelfingen in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.


Adlikon is first mentioned in 1255 as Adilinkon.[3]


Adlikon has an area of 6.6 km2 (2.5 sq mi). Of this area, 66% is used for agricultural purposes, while 23% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 8.6% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (2.4%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality is located south of the Thur river. It includes the hamlets of Dätwil und Niederwil.


Adlikon has a population (as of 31 December 2013) of 573.[1] As of 2007, 3.5% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 1.2%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (98.1%), with Albanian being second most common ( 1.0%) and English being third ( 0.3%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 53% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the CSP (9.9%), the Green Party (9.7%) and the SPS (8.6%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 29.5% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 59.3% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 11.2%. In Adlikon about 85.6% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Adlikon has an unemployment rate of 1.62%. As of 2005, there were 66 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 27 businesses involved in this sector. 20 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 5 businesses in this sector. 120 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 13 businesses in this sector.[4] The historical population is given in the following table:[3]

year population
1467 46 adults
1470 27
1634 253
1850 569a
1900 432
1950 394
2000 587
^a In 1872 Humlikon separated from Adlikon, 1850 numbers are without Humlikon.


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