Affoltern (Zürich)

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Affoltern as seen from Käferberg
The quarter of Affoltern in Zurich.

Affoltern is a quarter in the district 11 in Zürich, located in the Glatt Valley (German: Glattal).

History and demographics[edit]

Reformed church in Unteraffoltern

Affoltern was first mentioned in 870 as Affaltrahe, and in the 9th century it was reigned by the St. Gallen Abbey, in the 12th/13th century by the Dukes of Regensberg, followed in 1468 by the city of Zürich as part of the Obervogtei Regensberg ending in 1798. Affoltern was then after a municipality of its own, having been incorporated into the city Zürich in 1934. As today, Affoltern consists of the former settlements (Fraktionen) Ober- und Unter-Affoltern.

The quarter has a population of 22'972 (2010) distributed on an area of 6.04 km², and is separated by the Käferberg from the inner city.

Transportation[edit]

Zürich Affoltern railway station is a stop of the S-Bahn Zürich on the line S6.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Zürich / Affoltern (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 3.1
(37.6)
5.0
(41)
10.0
(50)
14.3
(57.7)
19.1
(66.4)
22.2
(72)
24.7
(76.5)
24.0
(75.2)
19.5
(67.1)
14.2
(57.6)
7.4
(45.3)
3.9
(39)
14.0
(57.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 0.3
(32.5)
1.1
(34)
5.2
(41.4)
8.9
(48)
13.5
(56.3)
16.7
(62.1)
18.8
(65.8)
18.2
(64.8)
14.2
(57.6)
9.8
(49.6)
4.3
(39.7)
1.5
(34.7)
9.4
(48.9)
Average low °C (°F) −2.7
(27.1)
−2.7
(27.1)
0.6
(33.1)
3.5
(38.3)
8.0
(46.4)
11.2
(52.2)
13.2
(55.8)
12.9
(55.2)
9.4
(48.9)
5.9
(42.6)
1.2
(34.2)
−1.2
(29.8)
4.9
(40.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 61
(2.4)
60
(2.36)
74
(2.91)
79
(3.11)
114
(4.49)
116
(4.57)
112
(4.41)
106
(4.17)
90
(3.54)
84
(3.31)
78
(3.07)
79
(3.11)
1,054
(41.5)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 10.1 8.7 11.1 11.0 12.0 12.1 11.5 11.2 9.7 10.0 10.2 10.8 128.4
 % humidity 84 80 74 70 72 71 71 75 79 84 85 84 77
Mean monthly sunshine hours 46 74 121 156 182 200 226 205 149 91 49 33 1,531
Source: MeteoSwiss [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Climate Norm Value Tables". Climate diagrams and normals from Swiss measuring stations. Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSwiss). Retrieved 23 January 2013.  The weather station elevation is 443 meters above sea level.
  • Präsidialdepartement der Stadt Zürich, Statistik Stadt Zürich: Quartierspiegel Affoltern. Zürich 2011 (PDF; 9 MB)

External links[edit]

Media related to Affoltern at Wikimedia Commons

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.

Coordinates: 47°25′7″N 8°30′22″E / 47.41861°N 8.50611°E / 47.41861; 8.50611