Adliswil

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Adliswil
Felsenegg - Adliswil - Zürichsee IMG 3249.jpg
Coat of arms of Adliswil
Coat of arms
Adliswil is located in Switzerland
Adliswil
Adliswil
Coordinates: 47°19′N 8°32′E / 47.317°N 8.533°E / 47.317; 8.533Coordinates: 47°19′N 8°32′E / 47.317°N 8.533°E / 47.317; 8.533
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Horgen
Government
 • Executive Stadtrat
with 7 members
 • Mayor Stadtpräsident
Harald Huber
(as of March 2014)
 • Parliament Gemeinderat
with 36 members
Area[1]
 • Total 7.77 km2 (3.00 sq mi)
Elevation 435 m (1,427 ft)
Population (Dec 2014[2])
 • Total 18,381
 • Density 2,400/km2 (6,100/sq mi)
Postal code 8134
SFOS number 0131
Surrounded by Kilchberg, Langnau am Albis, Rüschlikon, Stallikon, Zurich
Website www.adliswil.ch
SFSO statistics
Adliswil with the Üetliberg ridge behind

Adliswil is a municipality in the district of Horgen in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.

History[edit]

Adliswil is first mentioned in 1050 as Adelenswile. In the second half of the 12th Century it was mentioned as Adololdiswile and in 1248 as Adeloswile.[3]

Under the Helvetic Republic, the hamlet of Buchenegg was transferred to the municipality of Stallikon. In 1893 the town sections of Oberleimbach and Sood were added to Adliswil.

Geography[edit]

Adliswil has an area of 7.8 km2 (3.0 sq mi). Of this area, 23.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 32.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 42.9% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1.7%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4] In 1996 housing and buildings made up 32.6% of the total area, while transportation infrastructure made up the rest (10.4%).[5] Of the total unproductive area, water (streams and lakes) made up 1.7% of the area. As of 2007 38.3% of the total municipal area was undergoing some type of construction.[5]

It is located in the region of Zimmerberg, within the valley of the Sihl river to the south of the city of Zürich, next to the localities of Kilchberg, Rüschlikon, Langnau am Albis and on the other hand Stallikon pertaining this to the district of Affoltern.

Demographics[edit]

Adliswil has a population (as of 2007) of 15,959, of which 26.7% are foreign nationals. As of 2008 the gender distribution of the population was 49.6% male and 50.4% female. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 4%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (80.9%), with Italian being second most common ( 4.9%) and English being third ( 2.5%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 36.2% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (21.4%), the FDP (13.4%) and the CVP (9.9%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 20.2% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 64.5% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 15.4%. In Adliswil about 75.5% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule). There are 7,573 households in Adliswil.[5]

Adliswil has an unemployment rate of 2.72%. As of 2005, there were 57 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 9 businesses involved in this sector. 832 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 118 businesses in this sector. 4,049 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 543 businesses in this sector.[4] As of 2007 55.6% of the working population were employed full-time, and 44.4% were employed part-time.[5]

The historical population is given in the following table:[3]

year population
1401 18 householdsa
1634 315 b
1836 941
1900 4,714
1941 5,105
1950 6,240
2000 15,822
^a 18 households in the villages of Adliswil, Oberleimbach and Rufers.
^b of the 315 inhabitants, 156 lived in individual, scattered homes, not in the village.

Religion[edit]

Church in Adliswil, from the Luftseilbahn Adliswil-Felsenegg

As of 2008 there were 5,275 Catholics and 4,999 Protestants in Adliswil. In the 2000 census, religion was broken down into several smaller categories. From the 2000 census, 38.6% were some type of Protestant, with 36.2% belonging to the Swiss Reformed Church and 2.4% belonging to other Protestant churches. 35.5% of the population were Catholic. Of the rest of the population, 5% were Muslim, 7.8% belonged to another religion (not listed), 3.8% did not give a religion, and 13.2% were atheist or agnostic.[5] The Sri Sivasubramaniar Temple is situated in the Sihl Valley .

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

The public schools (primary and lower secondary school) are supervised by the commune's school board. The board consists of nine elected members.[6]

Public schools in Adliswil[7]
Name Type Campus (Schulhaus) No. classes No. of teachers No. of pupils
Hofern[8] Sekundar A
Sekundar B/C
Hofern[9] 4
5
9 Klassenl., 13 Fachl., 2 Logopäden ca. 170
Zentrum Kronenwiese[10] Sekundar B/C
Aufnahmeklasse
Kronenwiese[11] 15
1
10 Klassenl., 10 Fachl., 1 Schulsozialarbeiter, 1 Schul. Heilpädagoge ca. 170
Sonnenberg / Wilacker[12] Primar 1-6
Primar 1-3
Kindergarten
Kindergarten
Kindergarten
Sonnenberg[13]
Wilacker[14]
Sihlau[15]
Sonnenrain[16]
Wanneten[17]
?
?
2

2
40 200
70
50

50
Kopfholz[18] Unterstufe
Mittelstufe
Kopfholz[19] 10 Mjgkl.
10 Mjgkl.
 ?  ?
Werd / Dietlimoos[20] Kindergarten
Kindergarten
Kindergarten
Primar 1-2
Primar 1-6
Hofacker[21]
Isengrund[22]
Dietlimoos[23]
Dietlimoos
Werd[24]
2
2
2
2
11
2
3
2
2
16
 ?
Zopf[25] Primar
Kindergarten
Zopf[26] (zweijährige Mehrjahresklassen) 30 Lehrer, 1 Schulsozialarbeiter 160
80
Musikschule Adliswil-Langnau[27] music school 50 music teachers

Private, publicly subsidized schools[edit]

Other private schools[edit]

The Zurich International School (ZIS), an international school with an American curriculum, has its upper school (senior high school) campus in Adliswil.[28] The bureau for elementary school (Volksschulamt) of the canton of Zurich does not approve ZIS for its lower and upper secondary education (Sekundarstufe I aka Sekundarschule, and Sekundarstufe II aka Mittelschule). Therefore its upper secondary school is not approved by the Swiss Federation, neither.[29][30]

Transportation[edit]

Adliswil is the only town in the canton of Zürich which prides itself on having a cablecar (Felseneggbahn) which connects the town to the Felsenegg on the edge of the town. Adliswil railway station is a stop of the S-Bahn Zürich on the line S4 and is a 15 minute ride from Zürich Hauptbahnhof. The Zimmerberg bus line (Zimmerbergbus), provided by the Sihltal Zürich Uetliberg Bahn (SZU), connects the Zimmerberg region and parts of the Sihl valley. The ZVV bus lines 184 and 185 provide an excellent connection to Zurich (Wollishofen) and a ZVV night bus services a brilliant connection with the Zurich city centre.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ Canton of Zurich Statistical Office (German) accessed 17 June 2015
  3. ^ a b Adliswil in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 07-Aug-2009
  5. ^ a b c d e Statistics Zurich (German) accessed 4 August 2009
  6. ^ "Schulbehörde" (in German). Stadt Adliswil. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Willkommen bei der Schule Adliswil" (in German). Stadt Adliswil. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Willkommen auf unserer Homepage" (in German). Schule Adliswil. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Search.ch" (Map). Schulhaus Hofern. Cartography by search.ch, TomTom, swisstopo, osm. Zurich, Switzerland: Tamedia AG. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Zentrum Kronenwiese: Kurzportrait" (in German). Schule Adliswil. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  11. ^ "Search.ch" (Map). Schulhaus Kronenwiese. Cartography by search.ch, TomTom, swisstopo, osm. Zurich, Switzerland: Tamedia AG. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  12. ^ "Die Schule Sonnenberg/Wilacker" (in German). Schule Adliswil. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  13. ^ "Search.ch" (Map). Schulhaus Sonnenberg. Cartography by search.ch, TomTom, swisstopo, osm. Zurich, Switzerland: Tamedia AG. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  14. ^ "Search.ch" (Map). Schulhaus Wilacker. Cartography by search.ch, TomTom, swisstopo, osm. Zurich, Switzerland: Tamedia AG. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  15. ^ "Search.ch" (Map). Kindergarten Sihlau 1&2. Cartography by search.ch, TomTom, swisstopo, osm. Zurich, Switzerland: Tamedia AG. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  16. ^ "Search.ch" (Map). Kindergarten Sonnenrain. Cartography by search.ch, TomTom, swisstopo, osm. Zurich, Switzerland: Tamedia AG. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  17. ^ "Search.ch" (Map). Kindergarten Wanneten 1&2. Cartography by search.ch, TomTom, swisstopo, osm. Zurich, Switzerland: Tamedia AG. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  18. ^ "Unser Schulhaus wurde 1971 erbaut." (in German). Schule Adliswil. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  19. ^ "Search.ch" (Map). Schulhaus Kopfholz. Cartography by search.ch, TomTom, swisstopo, osm. Zurich, Switzerland: Tamedia AG. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  20. ^ "Willkommen in der Schule Werd!" (in German). Schule Adliswil. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  21. ^ "Search.ch" (Map). Kindergarten Hofacker. Cartography by search.ch, TomTom, swisstopo, osm. Zurich, Switzerland: Tamedia AG. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  22. ^ "Search.ch" (Map). Kindergarten Isengrund. Cartography by search.ch, TomTom, swisstopo, osm. Zurich, Switzerland: Tamedia AG. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  23. ^ "Search.ch" (Map). Kindergarten Dietlimoos. Cartography by search.ch, TomTom, swisstopo, osm. Zurich, Switzerland: Tamedia AG. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  24. ^ "Search.ch" (Map). Schulhäuser Werd. Cartography by search.ch, TomTom, swisstopo, osm. Zurich, Switzerland: Tamedia AG. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  25. ^ "Die Schule Zopf" (in German). Schule Adliswil. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  26. ^ "Search.ch" (Map). Schulhäuser Zopf. Cartography by search.ch, TomTom, swisstopo, osm. Zurich, Switzerland: Tamedia AG. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  27. ^ "Musikschule Adliswil-Langnau" (in German). Schule Adliswil. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  28. ^ "Maps and Directions." Zurich International School. Retrieved on April 22, 2015.
  29. ^ "Öffentliches Register Privateschulen" [Public Directory for Private Schools] (PDF) (in German). Zürich, Switzerland: Volkschulamt, Bildungsdirektion, Kanton Zürich. 14 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  30. ^ "Kantonale Mittelschulen" (in German). Mittelschul- und Berufsbildungsamt, Kanton Zürich. 20 February 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 

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