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Waltalingen -
Country Switzerland Coat of Arms of Waltalingen
Canton Zurich
District Andelfingen
47°37′N 8°47′E / 47.617°N 8.783°E / 47.617; 8.783Coordinates: 47°37′N 8°47′E / 47.617°N 8.783°E / 47.617; 8.783
Population 691 (Dec 2013)[1]
- Density 95 /km2 (247 /sq mi)
Area 7.28 km2 (2.81 sq mi)[2]
Elevation 429 m (1,407 ft)
Postal code 8468
SFOS number 0044
Surrounded by Basadingen-Schlattingen (TG), Neunforn (TG), Oberstammheim, Ossingen, Truttikon, Unterstammheim
Website www.waltalingen.ch
SFSO statistics
Waltalingen is located in Switzerland

Waltalingen is a municipality in the district of Andelfingen in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.


Waltalingen castle

Waltalingen has an area of 7.3 km2 (2.8 sq mi). Of this area, 62.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 28% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 8.8% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.5%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[3]


Waltalingen has a population (as of 31 December 2013) of 691.[1] As of 2007, 5.6% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 7.2%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (96.3%), with Albanian being second most common ( 1.6%) and French being third ( 0.6%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 51.6% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the CSP (12.5%), the Green Party (11.6%) and the SPS (10.2%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 33.5% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 56.3% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 10.2%. In Waltalingen about 80.1% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Waltalingen has an unemployment rate of 1.27%. As of 2005, there were 89 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 34 businesses involved in this sector. 32 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 11 businesses in this sector. 62 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 16 businesses in this sector.[3]


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