Andelfingen, Switzerland

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Coat of arms of Andelfingen
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Andelfingen is located in Switzerland
Location of Andelfingen
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Andelfingen is located in Canton of Zurich
Andelfingen (Canton of Zurich)
Coordinates: 47°35′N 8°41′E / 47.583°N 8.683°E / 47.583; 8.683Coordinates: 47°35′N 8°41′E / 47.583°N 8.683°E / 47.583; 8.683
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Andelfingen
 • Total 6.73 km2 (2.60 sq mi)
Elevation 370 m (1,210 ft)
Population (Dec 2016[2])
 • Total 2,224
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Postal code 8450
SFOS number 0030
Surrounded by Adlikon, Dorf, Flaach, Humlikon, Kleinandelfingen, Ossingen, Volken
SFSO statistics

Andelfingen is a municipality in the district of Andelfingen in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.


Andelfingen is first mentioned in 1248 as Andelfingon. Until 1970, it was known as Grossandelfingen.[3]


Andelfingen has an area of 6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi). Of this area, 47.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 34.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 14.2% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (4.3%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality is the capital of the district of Andelfingen. It is located on the southern banks of the Thur river.


Andelfingen has a population (as of 31 December 2016) of 2,224.[2] As of 2007, 11.6% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 10.1%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (89.5%), with Italian being second most common ( 3.9%) and Serbo-Croatian being third ( 1.6%).

In the 2007 election, the most popular party was the SVP which received 39.8% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the CSP (15.6%), the FDP (15.1%) and the SPS (13.2%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 24.7% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 59.8% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 15.5%. In Andelfingen about 77.3% of the population (between age 25–64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Andelfingen has an unemployment rate of 0.9%. As of 2005, there were 41 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 16 businesses involved in this sector. 527 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 34 businesses in this sector. 530 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 90 businesses in this sector.[4] The historical population is given in the following table:[3]

year population
1467 58 Households
1634 413
1850 730
1900 855
1950 931
1970 1,453
1990 1,576


Andelfingen railway station is a stop of the S-Bahn Zürich on the lines S16 and S33.



  1. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 30 August 2017
  3. ^ a b Andelfingen in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived 2016-01-05 at the Wayback Machine. accessed 27-Jul-2009

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