Adlikon bei Andelfingen

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Adlikon bei Andelfingen
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Coat of arms of Adlikon bei Andelfingen
Coat of arms
Adlikon bei Andelfingen is located in Switzerland
Adlikon bei Andelfingen
Adlikon bei Andelfingen
Coordinates: 47°35′N 8°42′E / 47.583°N 8.700°E / 47.583; 8.700Coordinates: 47°35′N 8°42′E / 47.583°N 8.700°E / 47.583; 8.700
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Andelfingen
 • Total 6.59 km2 (2.54 sq mi)
Elevation 448 m (1,470 ft)
Population (Dec 2015[2])
 • Total 662
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Postal code 8452
SFOS number 0021
Surrounded by Andelfingen, Dägerlen, Humlikon, Ossingen, Thalheim an der Thur
SFSO statistics

Adlikon bei Andelfingen (or simply Adlikon) is a municipality in the district of Andelfingen in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.


Adlikon is first mentioned in 1255 as Adilinkon.[3]


Adlikon has an area of 6.6 km2 (2.5 sq mi). Of this area, 66% is used for agricultural purposes, while 23% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 8.6% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (2.4%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality is located south of the Thur river. It includes the hamlets of Dätwil und Niederwil.


Adlikon has a population (as of 31 December 2015) of 662.[2] As of 2007, 3.5% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 1.2%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (98.1%), with Albanian being second most common ( 1.0%) and English being third ( 0.3%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 53% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the CSP (9.9%), the Green Party (9.7%) and the SPS (8.6%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 29.5% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 59.3% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 11.2%. In Adlikon about 85.6% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Adlikon has an unemployment rate of 1.62%. As of 2005, there were 66 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 27 businesses involved in this sector. 20 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 5 businesses in this sector. 120 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 13 businesses in this sector.[4] The historical population is given in the following table:[3]

year population
1467 46 adults
1470 27
1634 253
1850 569a
1900 432
1950 394
2000 587
^a In 1872 Humlikon separated from Adlikon, 1850 numbers are without Humlikon.


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