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Coat of arms of Bachenbülach
Coat of arms
Bachenbülach is located in Switzerland
Bachenbülach is located in Canton of Zurich
Coordinates: 47°30′N 8°33′E / 47.500°N 8.550°E / 47.500; 8.550Coordinates: 47°30′N 8°33′E / 47.500°N 8.550°E / 47.500; 8.550
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Bülach
 • Total 4.31 km2 (1.66 sq mi)
Elevation 430 m (1,410 ft)
Population (Dec 2016[2])
 • Total 4,058
 • Density 940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Postal code 8184
SFOS number 0051
Surrounded by Bülach, Höri, Oberglatt, Winkel
SFSO statistics

Bachenbülach is a municipality in the district of Bülach in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.


Bachenbülach is first mentioned in 1149 as Bahchenboulacho.[3] But it was certainly inhabited much earlier. The ruins of a Roman farmstead have been discovered on its outskirts.


Bachenbülach has an area of 4.3 km2 (1.7 sq mi). Of this area, 35.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 41.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 20.8% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (2.8%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality is located at the foot of the Dettenberg. The town has grown along two main axes, the main road through town and a stream that runs through town.


Bachenbülach has a population (as of 31 December 2016) of 4,058.[2] As of 2007, 23.3% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 22.8%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (78.8%), with Italian being second most common ( 4.8%) and Serbo-Croatian being third ( 3.3%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 37.9% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (17.5%), the FDP (13.3%) and the CSP (11.8%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 21.2% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 69.2% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 9.6%. In Bachenbülach about 67.9% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Bachenbülach has an unemployment rate of 2.61%. As of 2005, there were 20 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 10 businesses involved in this sector. 312 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 37 businesses in this sector. 1125 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 126 businesses in this sector.[4] The historical population is given in the following table:[3]

year population
1665 273
1850 569
1910 535
1960 985
1970 2,307
1990 2,887


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