Zürich District

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Coordinates: 47°23′N 8°32′E / 47.383°N 8.533°E / 47.383; 8.533

Zürich District
Bezirk Zürich
District
Coat of arms of Zürich District
Coat of arms
Location of Zürich District
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Zürich
Capital Zürich
Area
 • Total 87.78 km2 (33.89 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2013)
 • Total 383,708
 • Density 4,400/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 1

Zürich District is a district (German: Bezirk) of the Swiss canton of Zürich in Switzerland.

History[edit]

In 1814, the former district of Zürich has been established including the municipalities – «Landgemeinden des Bezirks Zürich» (country municipalities) – surrounding the old city of Zurich, the so-called Altstadt. The district of Zürich as it exists today, was created on July 1, 1989, by splitting the former district of Zürich into three parts:

Therefore, since July 1, 1989, the district of Zürich (SFOS number 0112) shares the same area as the city of Zurich (0261) with its subdivisions totalling 383,708 (as of 31 December 2013) inhabitants on an area of 87.78 km2 (33.89 sq mi).

Municipalities (subdivisions) of the district of Zürich[edit]

District building located at Badenerstrasse in Zürich

Since 1893 respectively 1934 the city of Zurich as well as the district of Zürich are formed by the old city of Zürich (Altstadt) and by a total of 19 former politically independent municipalities:

Coat of arms Former names of
the municipalities
Merger (politics) city districts
Affoltern Affoltern bei Zürich 1934 District 11
Albisrieden Albisrieden 1934 District 9
Altstetten Altstetten 1934 District 9
Aussersihl Aussersihl 1893 District 4 and District 5
Enge Enge 1893 District 2
Fluntern Fluntern 1893 District 7
Hirslanden Hirslanden 1893 District 7
Höngg Höngg 1934 District 10
Hottingen Hottingen 1893 District 7
Oberstrass Oberstrass 1893 District 6
Oerlikon Oerlikon 1934 District 11
Riesbach Riesbach 1893 District 8
Schwamendingen Schwamendingen 1934 District 12
Seebach Seebach 1934 District 11
Unterstrass Unterstrass 1893 District 6
Wiedikon Wiedikon 1893 District 3
Wipkingen Wipkingen 1893 District 10
Witikon Witikon 1934 District 7
Wollihofen Wollishofen 1893 District 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The former 19 independent municipalities of 1893 and 1934, now called districts (German: Kreise), too, form the subdivisions of the city of Zürich. Their subdivisions are called quarters (German: Quartiere).
This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.