|Population||16,951 (Dec 2012)|
|- Density||1,159 /km2 (3,003 /sq mi)|
|Area||14.62 km2 (5.64 sq mi)|
|Elevation||443 m (1,453 ft)|
|Surrounded by||Buchs, Dällikon, Niederhasli, Oberengstringen, Rümlang, Unterengstringen, Weiningen, Zurich|
Regensdorf is first mentioned in 870 as Reganesdorf. In 931 it was mentioned as Wat and in 1040 as Adalinchova.
Regensdorf has an area of 14.6 km2 (5.6 sq mi). Of this area, 43.5% is used for agricultural purposes, while 23.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 30.6% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (2.3%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
The municipality is located on both sides of the Furtbach (Furt stream). It consists of the villages of Watt (which in turn includes the hamlets of Oberdorf, Altburg, Katzensee and Neu-Hard), Adlikon and Regensdorg (which includes the hamlets of Alt-Hard and Geissberg).
Regensdorf has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 16,951. As of 2007[update], 31.4% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 16.5%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (77.8%), with Italian being second most common ( 5.6%) and Albanian being third ( 3.9%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 21.7% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 67.7% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 10.6%. In Regensdorf about 65.6% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).
Regensdorf has an unemployment rate of 3.39%. As of 2005[update], there were 97 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 30 businesses involved in this sector. 2418 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 163 businesses in this sector. 6321 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 626 businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
Upon the completion of the 4th development phase of Zurich S-Bahn network, S21 will be added to serve the line Regensdorf-Zurich. According to ZVV, S21 will go through the new DML tunnel and it won't be stopping at Zürich-Seebach.
- Official website (German)
- Regensdorf in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
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