Buch am Irchel
|Buch am Irchel|
|Population||898 (Dec 2012)|
|- Density||88 /km2 (227 /sq mi)|
|Area||10.26 km2 (3.96 sq mi)|
|Elevation||534 m (1,752 ft)|
|Localities||Oberbuch, Unterbuch, Bebikon, Desibach, Wiler|
|Surrounded by||Berg am Irchel, Dättlikon, Dorf, Freienstein-Teufen, Neftenbach, Volken|
Buch am Irchel is first mentioned around 1238 as Buoch. In 1244 it was mentioned as Bebinchon.
Buch am Irchel has an area of 10.2 km2 (3.9 sq mi). Of this area, 56.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 37.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 6% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.1%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
The municipality includes the sections of Ober- and Unterbuch, which are located on the north-east slope of the Irchel elevation. It also includes the sections of Wiler, Bebikon, Desibach and Oberhueb. In 1855, the village of Gräslikon became part of Berg am Irchel.
Buch am Irchel has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 898. As of 2007[update], 5.0% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 17.5%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (98.4%), with English and Spanish being the second most common ( 0.3%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 30.8% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 58.7% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 10.6%. The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Buch am Irchel about 86.9% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).
Buch am Irchel has an unemployment rate of 0.84%. As of 2005[update], there were 89 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 31 businesses involved in this sector. 31 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are five businesses in this sector. 50 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 15 businesses in this sector. The historical population is given in the following table:
- ^a Including Gräslikon, which became part of Berg am Irchel in 1855.
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- Official website (German)
- Buch am Irchel in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.