Aeschlen bei Oberdiessbach

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Former municipality of Switzerland
Coat of arms of Aeschlen
Coat of arms
Aeschlen is located in Switzerland
Aeschlen is located in Canton of Bern
Coordinates: 46°50′N 7°39′E / 46.833°N 7.650°E / 46.833; 7.650Coordinates: 46°50′N 7°39′E / 46.833°N 7.650°E / 46.833; 7.650
Country Switzerland
Canton Bern
District Konolfingen
 • Total 4.9 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Elevation 750 m (2,460 ft)
Population (December 2007)
 • Total 305
 • Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Postal code 3672
SFOS number 0601
Surrounded by Bleiken bei Oberdiessbach, Buchholterberg, Linden, Oberdiessbach
SFSO statistics

Aeschlen bei Oberdiessbach (officially known as Aeschlen) was a municipality in the district of Konolfingen in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. On 1 January 2010 the municipality of Aeschlen merged into the municipality of Oberdiessbach.[1]


Aeschlen is first mentioned in 1303 as Eschlon.[2]


Aeschlen had an area of 4.9 km2 (1.9 sq mi). Of this area, 60.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 35.9% is forested. The rest of the land, (3.9%) is settled.[3]


Aeschlen has a population (as of 31 December 2015) of 305.[4] As of 2007, 1.6% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -7.3%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (97.5%), with Albanian being second most common ( 1.9%) and Serbo-Croatian being third ( 0.6%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 58.9% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the FDP (10%), the CSP (8.4%) and the Green Party (7.4%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 28.7% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 59.3% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 12%. In Aeschlen about 64.4% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).

Aeschlen has an unemployment rate of 1.3%. As of 2005, there were 72 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 20 businesses involved in this sector. 13 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 5 businesses in this sector. 30 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 9 businesses in this sector.[3] The historical population is given in the following table:[2]

year population
1764 204
1850 455
1900 348
1950 321
1970 244
2000 317


  1. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz, Mutationsmeldungen 2009 / Répertoire officiel des communes de Suisse, Mutations 2009 / Elenco ufficiale dei Comuni della Svizzera, Mutazione 2009 (PDF) (Report). Federal Statistical Office. 2009. 2775. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 November 2010. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Aeschlen in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  3. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived 2011-09-04 at the Wayback Machine. accessed 02-Jul-2009
  4. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 30 August 2016

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