Bremgarten District

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Bremgarten District
Bezirk Bremgarten
District
Location of Bremgarten District
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Aargau
Capital Bremgarten
Area
 • Total 117.46 km2 (45.35 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 72,800
 • Density 620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 22

Bremgarten District is a Swiss district in the Canton of Aargau, corresponding to the valleys of the Reuss and Bünz rivers in the area known as the Freiamt.

Geography[edit]

Bremgarten District has an area, as of 1997, of 117.47 km2 (45.36 sq mi). Of this area, 48.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 30.9% is forested. The rest of the land, (18.1%) is settled.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Bremgarten District has a population of 72,800 (as of 31 December 2013).[2]

As of 2000, there were 2,402 homes with 1 or 2 persons in the household, 11,781 homes with 3 or 4 persons in the household, and 9,773 homes with 5 or more persons in the household. The average number of people per household was 2.43 individuals.[1] In 2008 there were 10,969 single family homes (or 37.2% of the total) out of a total of 29,488 homes and apartments.[3] There were a total of 479 empty apartments for a 1.6% vacancy rate.[3]

Of the school age population (in the 2008/2009 school year), there are 5,276 students attending primary school, there are 1,992 students attending secondary school, there are 1,349 students attending tertiary or university level schooling, and there are 30 students who are seeking a job after school in the municipality.[1]

Economy[edit]

As of 2000 there were 33,414 residents who worked in the district, while 25,027 residents worked outside the Bremgarten district and 11,621 people commuted into the district for work.[4]

Religion[edit]

From the 2000 census, 32,805 or 53.2% were Roman Catholic, while 16,065 or 26.1% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there were 70 individuals (or about 0.11% of the population) who belonged to the Christian Catholic faith.[1]

Municipalities[edit]

Population
Crest Name of municipality Population

(31 December 2013)[2]
Area
in km²
Arni Arni 1,868 3.37
Berikon Berikon 4,490 5.38
Bremgarten Bremgarten 6,542 11.36
Büttikon Büttikon 959 2.82
Dottikon Dottikon 3,710 3.89
Eggenwil Eggenwil 915 2.46
Fischbach-Göslikon Fischbach-Göslikon 1,578 3.07
Hägglingen Hägglingen 2,334 7.73
Islisberg Islisberg 605 1.65
Jonen Jonen 1,975 5.70
Niederwil Niederwil 2,535 6.15
Oberlunkhofen Oberlunkhofen 1,954 3.25
Oberwil-Lieli Oberwil-Lieli 2,193 5.35
Rudolfstetten-Friedlisberg Rudolfstetten-Friedlisberg 4,449 4.90
Sarmenstorf Sarmenstorf 2,677 8.30
Tägerig Tägerig 1,410 3.30
Uezwil Uezwil 417 2.45
Unterlunkhofen Unterlunkhofen 1,244 4.49
Villmergen Villmergen 6,752 11.94
Widen Widen 3,536 2.62
Wohlen Wohlen 15,192 12.48
Zufikon Zufikon 4,338 4.80
Total 72,800 117.46

Mergers[edit]

The following changes to the district's municipalities have occurred since 2000:

  • Hilfikon became part of Villmergen in 2010 (the area figure above includes Hilfikon).[5]
  • On 1 January 2014 the former municipality of Hermetschwil-Staffeln merged into the municipality of Bremgarten (AG).[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Statistical Department of Canton Aargau - Aargauer Zahlen 2009 (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  2. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 18 August 2014
  3. ^ a b 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
  5. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 14 January 2010
  6. ^ Nomenklaturen – Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz (German) accessed 13 December 2014

Coordinates: 47°21′N 8°20′E / 47.350°N 8.333°E / 47.350; 8.333