Zurzach District

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Zurzach District
Bezirk Zurzach
District
Location of Zurzach District
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Aargau
Capital Bad Zurzach
Area
 • Total 129.99 km2 (50.19 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 32,349
 • Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 22

Zurzach District is a district in the Swiss Canton of Aargau with the administrative capital of Zurzach. It covers the Studenlands and is located in the northeastern part of the canton. The district capital is Bad Zurzach. The main valleys are the Surb and the Aare. It has a population of 32,349 (as of 31 December 2012).[1]

Geography[edit]

The Zurzach district has an area, as of 2009, of 129.99 square kilometers (50.19 sq mi). Of this area, 57.08 km2 (22.04 sq mi) or 43.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 51.23 km2 (19.78 sq mi) or 39.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 16.62 km2 (6.42 sq mi) or 12.8% is settled (buildings or roads).[2]

Demographics[edit]

The Zurzach district has a population (as of December 2012) of 32,349.[1] As of June 2009, 25.7% of the population are foreign nationals.[3]

Economy[edit]

In 2000 there were 15,454 workers who lived in the district. Of these, 11,295 or about 73.1% of the residents worked outside the district while 6,024 people commuted into the district for work. There were a total of 10,183 jobs (of at least 6 hours per week) in the district.[4]

Religion[edit]

From the 2000 census, 16,378 or 54.3% were Roman Catholic, while 7,440 or 24.7% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there were 65 individuals (or about 0.22% 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 2,405 students attending primary school, there are 972 students attending secondary school, there are 756 students attending tertiary or university level schooling in the municipality.[2]

Municipalities[edit]

Coat of arms Municipality Population

(31 December 2012)[1]
Area, km²[5][6]
Baldingen Baldingen 279 2.83
Böbikon Böbikon 166 2.59
Böttstein Böttstein 3,687 7.41
Döttingen Döttingen 3,719 6.92
Endingen Endingen 2,392 11.92.
Fisibach Fisibach 405 5.79
Full-Reuenthal Full-Reuenthal 805 4.82
Kaiserstuhl Kaiserstuhl 403 0.32
Klingnau Klingnau 3,179 6.71
Koblenz Koblenz 1,599 4.08
Leibstadt Leibstadt 1,284 6.39
Lengnau Lengnau 2,596 12.67
Leuggern Leuggern 2,110 13.76
Mellikon Mellikon 250 2.71
Rekingen Rekingen 972 3.1
Rietheim Rietheim 772 3.93
Rümikon Rümikon 242 2.9
Schneisingen Schneisingen 1,329 8.25
Siglistorf Siglistorf 618 5.51
Tegerfelden Tegerfelden 1,083 7.11
Wislikofen Wislikofen 339 3.75
Total 32,349 129.99

Mergers[edit]

  • On 1 January 2014 the former municipality of Unterendingen merged into the municipality of Endingen.[7]

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
  6. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  7. ^ Nomenklaturen – Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz (German) accessed 13 December 2014

Coordinates: 47°35′N 8°17′E / 47.583°N 8.283°E / 47.583; 8.283