Bachs

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Bachs
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Coat of arms of Bachs
Coat of arms
Bachs is located in Switzerland
Bachs
Bachs
Bachs is located in Canton of Zurich
Bachs
Bachs
Coordinates: 47°31′N 8°26′E / 47.517°N 8.433°E / 47.517; 8.433Coordinates: 47°31′N 8°26′E / 47.517°N 8.433°E / 47.517; 8.433
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Dielsdorf
Area[1]
 • Total 9.13 km2 (3.53 sq mi)
Elevation 470 m (1,540 ft)
Population (Dec 2015[2])
 • Total 585
 • Density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Postal code 8164
SFOS number 0081
Surrounded by Fisibach (AG), Neerach, Oberweningen, Schöfflisdorf, Siglistorf (AG), Stadel bei Niederglatt, Steinmaur, Weiach
Website www.bachs.ch
SFSO statistics

Bachs is a municipality in the district of Dielsdorf in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.

History[edit]

Bachs is first mentioned in 1100 as Fusebach and Fuisipach. In 1384 the village section of Altbachs (Old Bachs) was mentioned as Obern Fisibach.[3]

Geography[edit]

Bachs and surrounding countryside

Bachs has an area of 9.1 km2 (3.5 sq mi). Of this area, 49% is used for agricultural purposes, while 44.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 6.8% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.1%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality is located at the mouth of the Fisibach stream. Bachs is a village with two centers which, since the fire of 1763, are known as Alt- and Neubachs (Old and New Bachs).

Demographics[edit]

Bachs has a population (as of 31 December 2015) of 585.[2] As of 2007, 6.0% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -4%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (95.8%), with French being second most common ( 1.0%) and Spanish being third ( 0.9%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 55.1% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (11.6%), the Green Party (10%) and the CSP (6.4%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 25% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 62.4% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 12.7%. About 77.8% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Bachs has an unemployment rate of 0.79%. As of 2005, there were 92 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 29 businesses involved in this sector. 36 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 3 businesses in this sector. 171 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 19 businesses in this sector.[4] The historical population is given in the following table:[3]

year population
1467 11 Households

36 Adults

1634 391
1836 596
1860 673
1960 414
1990 519

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