Laufenburg District

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Laufenburg District
Bezirk Laufenburg
District
Location of Laufenburg District
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Aargau
Capital Laufenburg
Area
 • Total 125.57 km2 (48.48 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 30,133
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 18

Laufenburg District is a district of the canton of Aargau, Switzerland, essentially consisting of the upper Fricktal valley in the Aargau Jura south of the Rhine. Its capital is the town of Laufenburg. It has a population of 30,133 (as of 31 December 2012).[1]

Geography[edit]

The Laufenburg district has an area, as of 2009, of 152.56 square kilometers (58.90 sq mi). Of this area, 75.05 km2 (28.98 sq mi) or 49.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 59.85 km2 (23.11 sq mi) or 39.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 15.9 km2 (6.1 sq mi) or 10.4% is settled (buildings or roads).[2]

Demographics[edit]

The Laufenburg district has a population (as of December 2012) of 30,133.[1] As of June 2009, 15.6% of the population are foreign nationals.[3]

Economy[edit]

In 2000 there were 13,183 workers who lived in the district. Of these, 9,714 or about 73.7% of the residents worked outside the district while 5,635 people commuted into the district for work. There were a total of 9,104 jobs (of at least 6 hours per week) in the district.[4]

Religion[edit]

From the 2000 census, 15,302 or 59.4% were Roman Catholic, while 5,752 or 22.3% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there were 128 individuals (or about 0.50% of the population) who belonged to the Christian Catholic faith.[2]

Education[edit]

Of the school age population (in the 2008/2009 school year), there are 2,224 students attending primary school, there are 821 students attending secondary school, there are 555 students attending tertiary or university level schooling in the municipality.[2]

Municipalities[edit]

Coat of arms Municipality Population

(31 December 2012)[1]
Area, km²
Eiken Eiken 2,138 7.07
Frick Frick 5,055 9.96
Gansingen Gansingen 974 8.77
Gipf-Oberfrick Gipf-Oberfrick 3,351 10.17
Herznach Herznach 1,395 6.26
Hornussen Hornussen 874 7.27
Kaisten Kaisten 2,577 18.11b
Laufenburg Laufenburg 3,252 14.49c
Mettauertal Mettauertal 21.56a
Münchwilen Münchwilen 892 2.47
Oberhof Oberhof 586 8.20
Oeschgen Oeschgen 910 4.38
Schwaderloch Schwaderloch 688 2.77
Sisseln Sisseln 1,456 2.52
Ueken Ueken 847 5.10
Wittnau Wittnau 1,173 11.25
Wölflinswil Wölflinswil 987 9.51
Zeihen Zeihen 1,061 6.87
Total 30,133 152.56
^a Includes area of Hottwil, Etzgen, Mettau, Oberhofen and Wil which merged into Mettauertal on 1 January 2010.
^b Includes area of Ittenthal which merged into Kaisten on 1 January 2010.
^c Includes area of Sulz which merged into Laufenburg on 1 January 2010.

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References[edit]

Coordinates: 47°33′N 8°3′E / 47.550°N 8.050°E / 47.550; 8.050