|Population||1,227 (Dec 2012)|
|- Density||29 /km2 (76 /sq mi)|
|Area||41.74 km2 (16.12 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,082 m (3,550 ft)
|Localities||Hohfluh, Wasserwendi, Goldern, Reuti|
|Surrounded by||Innertkirchen, Kerns (OW), Lungern (OW), Meiringen|
Hasliberg is a Swiss municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern. Hasliberg is situated on a south-west facing terrace above the valley of the Aar river. The four villages spread out along this terrace are, from west to east, Hohfluh, Wasserwendi, Goldern and Reuti.
Hasliberg is first mentioned in 1358 as Hasle an dem berge. The name is derived from the Old High German hasal "hazel". After 1834 it was known as Gem Hasleberg. Since 1923 the spelling has been Hasliberg.
The main inhabited area of Hasliberg is situated on a south-west facing terrace above the valley of the Aar river, at an approximate altitude of 1,000 m (3,300 ft). Spread out along this terrace are the villages of Hohfluh, Wasserwendi, Goldern and Reuti. To the north and east the municipality spreads out onto higher ground, reaching its highest points at the summits of Glogghüs at 2,534 m (8,314 ft), and Planplatten at 2,245 m (7,365 ft).
Hasliberg has an area, as of 2009[update], of 41.74 km2 (16.12 sq mi). Of this area, 21.93 km2 (8.47 sq mi) or 52.5% is used for agricultural purposes, while 13.41 km2 (5.18 sq mi) or 32.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.35 km2 (0.52 sq mi) or 3.2% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.31 km2 (0.12 sq mi) or 0.7% is either rivers or lakes and 4.69 km2 (1.81 sq mi) or 11.2% is unproductive land.
Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 1.9% and transportation infrastructure made up 1.2%. 27.0% of the total land area is heavily forested and 3.1% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 13.3% is pastures and 39.2% is used for alpine pastures. All the water in the municipality is in rivers and streams. Of the unproductive areas, 7.0% is unproductive vegetation and 4.2% is too rocky for vegetation.
Hasliberg has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 1,227. As of 2007[update], 13.6% 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 (89.8%), with English being second most common ( 3.5%) and Albanian being third ( 1.3%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 31.9% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 54.2% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 13.9%. In Hasliberg about 65.9% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).
Hasliberg has an unemployment rate of 1.01%. As of 2005[update], there were 166 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 68 businesses involved in this sector. 53 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 13 businesses in this sector. 478 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 49 businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
The villages of the Hasliberg can be reached by road from the Brünig pass. Brünig-Hasliberg station, on the Brünig railway line, is some 4 km (2.5 mi) from Hohfluh and 8 km (5.0 mi) from Reutli. A post bus service connects the station and the villages.
A cable car runs from the town of Meiringen in the valley below to Reuti. A system of Gondola lifts runs from Reuti to Planplatten, at over 2,200 m (7,200 ft) elevation, via Mägisalp. Other similar lifts link Wasserwendi to Käserstatt.
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