|• Total||14.5 km2 (5.6 sq mi)|
|Elevation||545 m (1,788 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2013)|
|• Density||570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Gossau, Grüningen, Herrliberg, Maur, Meilen, Mönchaltorf, Oetwil am See, Uetikon am See|
Egg is first mentioned in 775 as Echa.
- Peter Wuffli (* 1957), Manager
- Brigitte Oertli (* 1962), Skier
- Patrik Nydegger (* 1975), Singer
- Uriella (* 1929), Managerin
- Werner J. Egli (* 1943), Writer
- Gian Domfeld (*2000), Clairvoyant
Egg has an area of 14.5 km2 (5.6 sq mi). Of this area, 58.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 23.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 18.1% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.6%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains). In 1996[update] housing and buildings made up 12.9% of the total area, while transportation infrastructure made up the rest (5.2%). Of the total unproductive area, water (streams and lakes) made up 0.3% of the area. As of 2007[update] 12.8% of the total municipal area was undergoing some type of construction.
There are three villages in Egg: Hinteregg (population: 1,500), Egg (population: 4,800) and Esslingen (population: 1,500). There are also smaller settlements (called Aussenwacht): Rällikon, Innervollikon, Usservollikon, Niederesslingen, Rohr, Schaubigen, Eichholz, Neuhaus, and Guldenen.
Coat of arms
The coat of arms shows two entwined hands in blue, coming out of silver clouds. It was created at the beginning of the 19th century, influenced by the French Revolution. It symbolizes the motto of the Revolution: Freedom, Equality and Brotherhood.
Egg has a population (as of 31 December 2013) of 8,273. As of 2007[update], 17.1% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. As of 2008[update] the gender distribution of the population was 47.6% male and 52.4% female. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 11.5%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (87.5%), with Italian being second most common ( 2.5%) and English being third ( 2.4%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 23.8% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 63.9% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 12.3%. In Egg about 82% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule). There are 3068 households in Egg.
Egg has an unemployment rate of 1.85%. As of 2005[update], there were 207 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 70 businesses involved in this sector. 567 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 63 businesses in this sector. 1404 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 251 businesses in this sector. As of 2007[update] 47.9% of the working population were employed full-time, and 52.1% were employed part-time.
As of 2008[update] there were 2349 Catholics and 3412 Protestants in Egg. In the 2000 census, religion was broken down into several smaller categories. From the census[update], 48.8% were some type of Protestant, with 46% belonging to the Swiss Reformed Church and 2.8% belonging to other Protestant churches. 29.2% of the population were Catholic. Of the rest of the population, 0% were Muslim, 4.6% belonged to another religion (not listed), 2.7% did not give a religion, and 14% were atheist or agnostic.
The historical population is given in the following table:
- Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
- Canton of Zurich Statistical Office (German) accessed 11 March 2014
- Egg in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 14-Aug-2009
- Statistics Zurich (German) accessed 4 August 2009
- Kanton Zürich, Statistisches Amt: Region Pfannenstiel (German)
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- Official website (German)