Lenzburg District

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Lenzburg District
Bezirk Lenzburg
District
Coat of arms of Lenzburg District
Coat of arms
Location of Lenzburg District
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Aargau
Capital Lenzburg
Area
 • Total 102.71 km2 (39.66 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 55,346
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 20

Lenzburg District is a district of the Canton of Aargau in Switzerland, lying at the center of the canton. The district capital is the town of Lenzburg. It has a population of 55,346 (as of 31 December 2012).[1]

Geography[edit]

The Lenzburg district has an area, as of 2009, of 102.72 square kilometers (39.66 sq mi). Of this area, 42.6 km2 (16.4 sq mi) or 41.5% is used for agricultural purposes, while 34.14 km2 (13.18 sq mi) or 33.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 20.16 km2 (7.78 sq mi) or 19.6% is settled (buildings or roads).[2]

Coat of arms[edit]

The blazon of the district coat of arms is Argent a Hurt.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Bezirk Lenzburg has a population (as of December 2012) of 55,346.[1] As of June 2009, 19.7% of the population are foreign nationals.[4]

Economy[edit]

In 2000 there were 24,407 workers who lived in the district. Of these, 18,072 or about 74.0% of the residents worked outside the Lenzburg district while 14,959 people commuted into the district for work. There were a total of 21,294 jobs (of at least 6 hours per week) in the district.[5]

Religion[edit]

From the 2000 census, 12,952 or 27.9% were Roman Catholic, while 23,937 or 51.6% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there were 45 individuals (or about 0.10% 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 3,695 students attending primary school, there are 1,569 students attending secondary school, there are 971 students attending tertiary or university level schooling, and there are 12 students who are seeking a job after school in the municipality.[2]

Municipalities[edit]

The district contains a total of 20 municipalities:

Coat of arms Municipality Population

(31 December 2012)[1]
Area, km²
Ammerswil Ammerswil 692 3.19
Boniswil Boniswil 1,397 2.78
Brunegg Brunegg 683 1.56
Dintikon Dintikon 2,023 3.73
Egliswil Egliswil 1,332 6.29
Fahrwangen Fahrwangen 1,969 5.00
Hallwil Hallwil 753 2.18
Hendschiken Hendschiken 1,015 3.52
Holderbank Holderbank 1,008 2.32
Hunzenschwil Hunzenschwil 3,430 3.27
Lenzburg Lenzburg 8,631 11.33
Meisterschwanden Meisterschwanden 2,707 6.86
Möriken-Wildegg Möriken-Wildegg 4,214 6.62
Niederlenz Niederlenz 4,333 326
Othmarsingen Othmarsingen 2,487 4.71
Rupperswil Rupperswil 4,788 6.22
Schafisheim Schafisheim 2,861 6.33
Seengen Seengen 3,637 10.35
Seon Seon 4,796 9.61
Staufen Staufen 2,590 3.58
Total 55,346 102.75

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Canton of Aargau Statistical Office, MS Excel document – Bevölkerungsbestand 2012 nach Gemeinde, Geschlecht u. Nationalität (per 31. Dezember 2012)] (German) accessed 23 July 2013
  2. ^ a b c Statistical Department of Canton Aargau - Aargauer Zahlen 2009 (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  3. ^ Flags of the World.com accessed 18-May-2010
  4. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau -Bereich 01 -Bevölkerung (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  5. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau-Bereich 11 Verkehr und Nachrichtenwesen (German) accessed 21 January 2010

Coordinates: 47°23′N 8°10′E / 47.383°N 8.167°E / 47.383; 8.167