Dörflingen

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Dörflingen
Dörflingen -
Country Switzerland Coat of Arms of Dörflingen
Canton Schaffhausen
District n.a.
47°42′N 8°43′E / 47.700°N 8.717°E / 47.700; 8.717Coordinates: 47°42′N 8°43′E / 47.700°N 8.717°E / 47.700; 8.717
Population 907 (Dec 2012)[1]
- Density 156 /km2 (404 /sq mi)
Area 5.82 km2 (2.25 sq mi)[2]
Elevation 451 m (1,480 ft)
Postal code 8239
SFOS number 2915
Surrounded by Büsingen am Hochrhein (DE-BW), Diessenhofen (TG), Gailingen am Hochrhein (DE-BW), Gottmadingen (DE-BW), Schaffhausen, Thayngen
Website www.doerflingen.ch
Profile (German), SFSO statistics
Dörflingen is located in Switzerland
Dörflingen
Dörflingen

Dörflingen is a municipality in the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland.

History[edit]

Dörflingen is first mentioned in 1264 as Dorfelingen.[3]

Geography[edit]

Dörflingen from the air

Dörflingen has an area, as of 2006, of 5.8 km2 (2.2 sq mi). Of this area, 64.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 26.9% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 7.5% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1.4%) is non-productive (rivers or lakes).[4]

The municipality is located in the Reiat district on the border with Germany. It is about 6 km (3.7 mi) east of Schaffhausen.

Economy[edit]

Dörflingen has an unemployment rate of 1.02%. As of 2005, there were 60 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 26 businesses involved in this sector. 68 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 9 businesses in this sector. 56 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 14 businesses in this sector.[4]

As of 2008 the mid year average unemployment rate was 1.3%. There were 22 non-agrarian businesses in the municipality and 64.2% of the (non-agrarian) population was involved in the secondary sector of the economy while 35.8% were involved in the third. At the same time, 72.4% of the working population was employed full-time, and 27.6% was employed part-time. There were 123 residents of the municipality who were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 26% of the workforce. As of 2000 there were 81 residents who worked in the municipality, while 319 residents worked outside Dörflingen and 41 people commuted into the municipality for work.[5]

As of 2008, there is 1 restaurant and the hospitality industry in Dörflingen employs 7 people.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Dörflingen has a population (as of 2008) of 776, of which 11.6% are foreign nationals. Of the foreign population, (as of 2008), 53.2% are from Germany, 13.8% are from Italy, 1.1% are from Croatia, 1.1% are from Serbia, and 30.9% are from another country.[5] Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 3.9%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (96.6%), with Italian being second most common ( 1.4%) and Serbo-Croatian being third ( 0.8%).[4]

The age distribution of the population (as of 2008) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 22.7% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 62.9% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 14.4%.[5]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 42.9% of the vote. The next two most popular parties were the SP (28.7%), and the FDP (28.3%) .[4]

The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Dörflingen about 86.2% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[4] In Dörflingen, as of 2007, 1.4% of the population attend kindergarten or another pre-school, 7.11% attend a Primary School, 4.82% attend a lower level Secondary School, and 3.17% attend a higher level Secondary School.[5]

Dörflingen village church

As of 2000, 18.9% of the population belonged to the Roman Catholic Church and 61.7% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church.[5]

The historical population is given in the following table:[3]

year population
1689 396
1704 340
1850 560
1900 426
1930 418
1950 458
1990 582
2000 785

Sights[edit]

The village of Dörflingen is designated as part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.[6]


Images[edit]

Dörflingen seen from Buck
Dörflingen
The "Seeli", a pond between Dörflingen and Randegg


References[edit]

  1. ^ Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 29 August 2013
  2. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  3. ^ a b Dörflingen in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 8 December 2009
  5. ^ a b c d e f Statistical Office of the Canton of Schaffhausen (German) accessed 2 December 2009
  6. ^ ISOS site accessed 8 December 2009

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