Aeugst am Albis

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Aeugst am Albis
Coat of arms of Aeugst am Albis
Coat of arms
Aeugst am Albis is located in Switzerland
Aeugst am Albis
Aeugst am Albis
Coordinates: 47°16′N 8°29′E / 47.267°N 8.483°E / 47.267; 8.483Coordinates: 47°16′N 8°29′E / 47.267°N 8.483°E / 47.267; 8.483
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Affoltern
 • Total 7.91 km2 (3.05 sq mi)
Elevation 696 m (2,283 ft)
Population (Dec 2014[2])
 • Total 1,952
 • Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Postal code 8914
SFOS number 0001
Surrounded by Affoltern am Albis, Hausen am Albis, Langnau am Albis, Mettmenstetten, Rifferswil, Stallikon
SFSO statistics

Aeugst am Albis is a municipality in the district of Affoltern in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.


Aeugst am Albis is first mentioned in 876/877 as Ousta. In 1277 it was mentioned as Oeugsten.[3]


Aeugst am Albis has an area of 7.9 km2 (3.1 sq mi). Of this area, 52.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 31.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 11.6% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (4.5%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality includes the village of Aeugst, which is located on a southern terrace of the Aeugsterberg. It also includes Wengi and in the upper Reppischtal, the village of Aeugstertal.


Aeugst am Albis has a population (as of 31 December 2014) of 1,952.[2] As of 2007, 9.7% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 17.8%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (95.2%), with English being second most common ( 1.6%) and French being third ( 0.9%).

After the 2010 elections, the SVP is longer represented in the municipality council. [5]

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 24.2% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 65.5% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 10.3%. In Aeugst am Albis about 83.5% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Aeugst am Albis has an unemployment rate of 1.55%. As of 2005, there were 67 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 25 businesses involved in this sector. 17 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 9 businesses in this sector. 253 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 55 businesses in this sector.[4] The historical population is given in the following table:[3]

year population
1454 c. 50
1695 408
1800 573
1900 607
1950 650
2000 1,544


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