|Population||1,542 (Dec 2012)|
|- Density||101 /km2 (260 /sq mi)|
|Area||15.32 km2 (5.92 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,006 m (3,301 ft)|
|Surrounded by||Aeschlen, Bleiken bei Oberdiessbach, Fahrni, Linden, Röthenbach im Emmental, Unterlangenegg, Wachseldorn|
Buchholterberg is first mentioned in 1268 as Bucholtron.
Buchholterberg has an area, as of 2009[update], of 15.32 km2 (5.92 sq mi). Of this area, 8.82 km2 (3.41 sq mi) or 57.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 5.34 km2 (2.06 sq mi) or 34.9% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.96 km2 (0.37 sq mi) or 6.3% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.04 km2 (9.9 acres) or 0.3% is either rivers or lakes and 0.11 km2 (27 acres) or 0.7% is unproductive land.
Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 3.6% and transportation infrastructure made up 2.3%. 34.0% of the total land area is heavily forested. Of the agricultural land, 19.6% is used for growing crops and 36.4% is pastures, while 1.6% is used for orchards or vine crops. All the water in the municipality is in rivers and streams.
The municipality is located in the hills north-east of Thun, near Rothachen canyon (Rothachenschlucht). It includes the village of Heimenschwand, the regions known as Obere Allmendgemeinde, Untere Allmendgemeinde and the new developments of Heimenegg, Höh and Längmatt. Obere Allmendgemeinde includes part of Heimenschwand, Zihl and Bätterich. Untere Allmendgemeinde has the rest of Heimenschwand, Marbach, Schaubhaus, Badhaus, Ibach, Wangelen, Teufenbach, Wyler and Rothachen.
Buchholterberg has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 1,542. As of 2007[update], 2.0% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -1.3%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (98.9%), with Albanian being second most common ( 0.3%) and French being third ( 0.2%).
In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 57.7% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the local small left-wing parties (14.4%), the SPS (7.8%) and the CSP (6.1%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 28.1% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 56.6% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 15.3%. The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Buchholterberg about 67.5% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).
Buchholterberg has an unemployment rate of 0.88%. As of 2005[update], there were 263 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 94 businesses involved in this sector. 92 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 23 businesses in this sector. 153 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 36 businesses in this sector. The historical population is given in the following table:
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Datenwürfel für Thema 01.2 - Bevölkerungsstand und -bewegung (German) accessed 29 August 2013
- Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
- Buchholterberg in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office-Land Use Statistics 2009 data (German) accessed 25 March 2010
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 16-Jul-2009
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