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2014-12-22 14-21-37 Switzerland Kanton Schaffhausen Büttenhardt Büttenhardt.JPG
Coat of arms of Büttenhardt
Coat of arms
Büttenhardt is located in Switzerland
Büttenhardt is located in Canton of Schaffhausen
Coordinates: 47°45′N 8°39′E / 47.750°N 8.650°E / 47.750; 8.650Coordinates: 47°45′N 8°39′E / 47.750°N 8.650°E / 47.750; 8.650
Country Switzerland
Canton Schaffhausen
District n.a.
 • Total 4.02 km2 (1.55 sq mi)
Elevation 658 m (2,159 ft)
Population (Dec 2015[2])
 • Total 346
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Postal code 8236
SFOS number 2914
Surrounded by Lohn, Merishausen, Opfertshofen, Schaffhausen, Stetten, Tengen (DE-BW)
Website www.buettenhardt.ch
Profile (in German), SFSO statistics

Büttenhardt (pronunciation: ˈbʏttənˌhaɐt) is a municipality in the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland.


Büttenhardt is first mentioned in 1238 as Butinhart.[3]


Outer Zelg in Büttenhardt

Büttenhardt has an area, as of 2006, of 4 km2 (1.5 sq mi). Of this area, 48.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 45.3% is forested. The rest of the land, (6%) is settled.[4]

The municipality is located in the Reiat district. It is a farming village located north of Schaffhausen on the rocky Reiatrücken.


Büttenhardt has a population (as of 2008) of 349, of which 8.6% are foreign nationals. Of the foreign population, (as of 2008), 58.1% are from Germany, 3.2% are from Italy, and 38.7% are from another country.[5] Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of 0%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (95.9%), with English being second most common ( 1.8%) and Italian being third ( 0.9%).[4]

The age distribution of the population (as of 2008) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 24.1% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 63.6% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 12.3%.[5]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 46.9% of the vote. The next two most popular parties were the SP (30.3%), and the FDP (22.8%) .[4]

The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Büttenhardt about 87.7% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).[4] In Büttenhardt, as of 2007, 0.29% of the population attend kindergarten or another pre-school, 6.94% attend a Primary School, 4.91% attend a lower level Secondary School, and 4.05% attend a higher level Secondary School.[5]

As of 2000, 15.8% of the population belonged to the Roman Catholic Church and 67.8% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church.[5]

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

year population
1836 148
1850 195
1880 220
1900 166
1910 142
1950 192
1970 161
1990 269
2000 342


Büttenhardt has an unemployment rate of 0.66%. As of 2005, there were 28 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 11 businesses involved in this sector. 15 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 4 businesses in this sector. 17 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 6 businesses in this sector.[4]

As of 2008 the mid year average unemployment rate was 0.5%. There were 11 non-agrarian businesses in the municipality and 36.2% of the (non-agrarian) population was involved in the secondary sector of the economy while 63.8% were involved in the third. At the same time, 72.3% of the working population was employed full-time, and 27.7% was employed part-time. There were 47 residents of the municipality who were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 42.6% of the workforce. As of 2000 there were 35 residents who worked in the municipality, while 142 residents worked outside Büttenhardt and 19 people commuted into the municipality for work.[5]

As of 2008, there is 1 restaurant, and 1 hotel with 43 beds. The hospitality industry in Büttenhardt employs 1 person.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 30 August 2016
  3. ^ a b Büttenhardt in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived 5 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine. accessed 8 December 2009
  5. ^ a b c d e f Statistical Office of the Canton of Schaffhausen (in German) accessed 2 December 2009

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