Rheinfelden District

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Rheinfelden District
Bezirk Rheinfelden
District
Location of Rheinfelden District
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Aargau
Capital Rheinfelden
Area
 • Total 138.96 km2 (53.65 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 45,099
 • Density 320/km2 (840/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 20
Population

Rheinfelden District lies in the northwest of the canton of Aargau in Switzerland, in the Fricktal region. Its capital is Rheinfelden. Around 88% of the population live in the conurbation of Basel. There are 14 municipalities, with a population of 45,099 (as of 31 December 2012)[1] living in an area of 112.09 km². The population density is around 355 persons per square kilometre.

Geography[edit]

The Rheinfelden district has an area, as of 2009, of 111.98 square kilometres (43.24 sq mi). Of this area, 49.26 km2 (19.02 sq mi) or 44.0% is used for agricultural purposes, while 44.45 km2 (17.16 sq mi) or 39.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 14.96 km2 (5.78 sq mi) or 13.4% is settled (buildings or roads).[2]

Demographics[edit]

Rheinfelden district has a population (as of December 2012) of 45,099.[1] As of June 2009, 21.3% of the population are foreign nationals.[3]

Economy[edit]

In 2000 there were 19,081 workers who lived in the district. Of these, 13,553 or about 71.0% of the residents worked outside the Rheinfelden district while 8,272 people commuted into the district for work. There were a total of 13,800 jobs (of at least 6 hours per week) in the district.[4]

Religion[edit]

From the 2000 census, 14,982 or 40.2% were Roman Catholic, while 11,153 or 29.9% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there were 2 474 who belonged to the Christian Catholic faith.[2]

Education[edit]

Of the school age population (in the 2008/2009 school year), there are 3,090 students attending primary school, there are 1,111 students attending secondary school, there are 734 students attending tertiary or university level schooling, and there are 32 students who are seeking a job after school in the municipality.[2]

Municipalities[edit]

Coat of arms Municipality Population

(31 December 2012)[1]
Area, km²[5]
Hellikon-blason.png Hellikon 781 7.05
Kaiseraugst-blason.png Kaiseraugst 5,487 4.91
Magden-blason.png Magden 3,806 11.01
Moehlin-blason.png Möhlin 10,501 18.79
Mumpf-blason.png Mumpf 1,290 3.1
Obermumpf-blason.png Obermumpf 998 5.03
Olsberg-blason.png Olsberg 355 4.62
Rheinfelden-blason.png Rheinfelden 12,182 16.03
Schupfart-blason.png Schupfart 759 7.04
Stein-blason.png Stein 2,975 2.81
Wallbach-blason.png Wallbach 1,846 4.51
Wegenstetten-blason.png Wegenstetten 1,038 7.13
Zeiningen-blason.png Zeiningen 2,229 11.37
Zuzgen-blason.png Zuzgen 852 8.39

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. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau -Bereich 01 -Bevölkerung (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  4. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau-Bereich 11 Verkehr und Nachrichtenwesen (German) accessed 21 January 2010
  5. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office-Land Use Statistics 2009 data (German) accessed 25 March 2010

Coordinates: 47°33′N 7°47′E / 47.550°N 7.783°E / 47.550; 7.783