Baden District, Aargau

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Baden District
Bezirk Baden
District
Location of Baden District
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Aargau
Capital Baden
Area
 • Total 153.07 km2 (59.10 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 134,916
 • Density 880/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 26

Baden District is a district in the canton of Aargau, Switzerland. The district capital is the town of Baden and the largest municipality is Wettingen, located in the Limmat Valley (German: Limmattal). The district has a total of 26 municipalities, an area of 153.09 km2 (59.11 sq mi), and a population (as of 2009) of about 129,000.

Geography[edit]

Baden District has an area, as of 1997, of 153.09 km2 (59.11 sq mi). Of this area, 37.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 38.5% is forested. The rest of the land, (22.4%) is settled.[1]

History[edit]

The district is descended from the historic county of Baden, which was dissolved in 1798 upon the creation of the short-lived canton of Baden (1798—1803). The first district of Baden existed during the existence of that canton, covering part of the former county, and upon its merging into the canton of Aargau, the contemporary district was formed.

Upon the merging of the canton of Baden into Aargau in 1803, the district gained the municipalities of Würenlingen, Bellikon, Künten, Remetschwil, Stetten, Mellingen, Wohlenschwil and Mägenwil (from neighbouring districts of the canton of Baden) but had to give up Hüttikon, Oetwil an der Limmat, Dietikon and Schlieren to the Canton of Zurich.

Demographics[edit]

Baden District has a population of 134,916 (as of 31 December 2012).[2]

As of 2000, there were 6,801 homes with 1 or 2 persons in the household, 26,662 homes with 3 or 4 persons in the household, and 15,363 homes with 5 or more persons in the household. The average number of people per household was 2.28 individuals.[1] In 2008 there were 16,394 single family homes (or 27.4% of the total) out of a total of 59,766 homes and apartments.[3]

Of the school age population (in the 2008/2009 school year), there are 8,595 students attending primary school, there are 3,206 students attending secondary school, there are 1,949 students attending tertiary or university level schooling, there are 25 students who are seeking a job after school in the municipality.[1]

Economy[edit]

As of 2000 there were 63,243 residents who worked in the district, while 48,284 residents worked outside the district and 36,923 people commuted into the district for work.[4]

Religion[edit]

From the 2000 census, 54,408 or 46.7% are Roman Catholic, while 32,482 or 27.9% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there are 207 individuals (or about 0.18% of the population) who belong to the Christian Catholic faith.[1]

Municipalities[edit]

Coat of arms Name Population

(31 December 2012)[2]
Area
in km²
Baden Baden 18,506 13.17
Bellikon Bellikon 1,588 4.94
Bergdietikon Bergdietikon 2,427 5.94
Birmenstorf Birmenstorf 2,732 7.80
Ehrendingen Ehrendingen 4,306 7.31
Ennetbaden Ennetbaden 3,175 2.11
Fislisbach Fislisbach 5,446 5.05
Freienwil Freienwil 944 3.99
Gebenstorf Gebenstorf 4,802 5.64
Killwangen Killwangen 1,839 2.43
Künten Künten 1,624 4.89
Mägenwil Mägenwil 2,044 3.48
Mellingen Mellingen 4,744 4.86
Neuenhof Neuenhof 8,345 5.37
Niederrohrdorf Niederrohrdorf 3,665 3.33
Oberrohrdorf Oberrohrdorf 3,925 4.30
Obersiggenthal Obersiggenthal 8,450 8.36
Remetschwil Remetschwil 2,061 3.88
Spreitenbach Spreitenbach 10,950 8.60
Stetten Stetten 1,756 4.41
Turgi | Turgi 2,948 1.55
Untersiggenthal Untersiggenthal 6,888 8.28
Wettingen Wettingen 20,206 10.59
Wohlenschwil Wohlenschwil 1,453 4.39
Würenlingen Würenlingen 4,236 9.37
Würenlos Würenlos 5,856 9.03
Total 134,916 153.07

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Statistical Department of Canton Aargau - Aargauer Zahlen 2009 (German) accessed 20 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. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  4. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau-Bereich 11 Verkehr und Nachrichtenwesen (German) accessed 21 January 2010

Coordinates: 47°28′N 8°18′E / 47.467°N 8.300°E / 47.467; 8.300