Höri

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Höri
Hoeri lernejo - ponto trans Glatt 127.JPG
Coat of arms of Höri
Coat of arms
Höri is located in Switzerland
Höri
Höri
Coordinates: 47°30′N 8°31′E / 47.500°N 8.517°E / 47.500; 8.517Coordinates: 47°30′N 8°31′E / 47.500°N 8.517°E / 47.500; 8.517
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Bülach
Area[1]
 • Total 4.78 km2 (1.85 sq mi)
Elevation 412 m (1,352 ft)
Population (Dec 2013[2])
 • Total 2,634
 • Density 550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Postal code 8181
SFOS number 0060
Surrounded by Bachenbülach, Bülach, Hochfelden, Neerach, Niederglatt, Oberglatt
Website www.hoeri.ch
SFSO statistics

Höri is a municipality in the district of Bülach in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland, and belongs to the Glatt Valley (German: Glattal).

History[edit]

Höri is first mentioned in 1149 as Hoerein.[3]

Geography[edit]

Höri has an area of 4.8 km2 (1.9 sq mi). Of this area, 59.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 12.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 18% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (10%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality straddles the Glatt river with the communities of Ober- and Niederhöri on the western side and Endhöri (earlier known as Ennethöri) on the east.

Demographics[edit]

Höri has a population (as of 31 December 2013) of 2,634.[2] As of 2007, 30.1% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 16.4%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (76.6%), with Italian being second most common (9.4%) and Albanian being third ( 5.1%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 57.8% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (14.5%), the CSP (9.9%) and the FDP (6.4%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 25.8% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 64.4% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 9.8%. In Höri about 62.6% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Höri has an unemployment rate of 3.29%. As of 2005, there were 46 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 16 businesses involved in this sector. 502 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 51 businesses in this sector. 397 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 80 businesses in this sector.[4]

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

year population
1467 c. 55
1634 257
1790 355
1850 574
1900 515
1941 471
1950 569
1970 2,103
2000 2,300

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