Dielsdorf

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Dielsdorf
Dielsdorf -
Country Switzerland Coat of Arms of Dielsdorf
Canton Zurich
District Dielsdorf
47°29′N 8°27′E / 47.483°N 8.450°E / 47.483; 8.450Coordinates: 47°29′N 8°27′E / 47.483°N 8.450°E / 47.483; 8.450
Population 5,871 (Dec 2013)[1]
- Density 1,002 /km2 (2,595 /sq mi)
Area 5.86 km2 (2.26 sq mi)[2]
Elevation 455 m (1,493 ft)
Postal code 8157
SFOS number 0086
Surrounded by Buchs, Niederhasli, Regensberg, Steinmaur
Website www.dielsdorf.ch
SFSO statistics
Dielsdorf is located in Switzerland
Dielsdorf
Dielsdorf

Dielsdorf is a municipality, seat of the district of Dielsdorf in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.

History[edit]

Dielsdorf is first mentioned in 861 as Theolvesthoruf.[3] The name means estate or farm of Theolf which is supposed to have been the original owner of these lands.

Geography[edit]

Dielsdorf has an area of 5.9 km2 (2.3 sq mi). Of this area, 37% is used for agricultural purposes, while 30.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 31% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1.9%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality is located on the eastern flank of the Lägern ridge at the entrance to the Wehntal (When valley).

Demographics[edit]

Dielsdorf has a population (as of 31 December 2013) of 5,871.[1] As of 2007, 22.5% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 14.8%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (84.2%), with Italian being second most common ( 4.0%) and Albanian being third ( 2.7%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 39.3% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (17.3%), the FDP (11.7%) and the CSP (9.9%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 25.1% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 64.9% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 10.1%. The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Dielsdorf about 73.1% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).

Dielsdorf has an unemployment rate of 3.22%. As of 2005, there were 40 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 14 businesses involved in this sector. 894 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 55 businesses in this sector. 2471 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 229 businesses in this sector.[4]

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

year population
1467 c. 290
1771 466
1836 642
1850 674
1900 734
1950 1,133
1960 1,556
2000 4,882

Transport[edit]

Dielsdorf railway station is a stop of the Zürich S-Bahn on the lines S5 and S55. Its train station is a 23 minute ride from Zürich Hauptbahnhof.

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