Baden District, Aargau
|• Total||153.07 km2 (59.10 sq mi)|
|• Density||900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Bezirk Baden is a district in the canton of Aargau, Switzerland. The district capital is the town of Baden and the largest municipality is Wettingen, located in the Limmat Valley (German: Limmattal). The district has a total of 26 municipalities, an area of 153.07 km2 (59.10 sq mi), and a population (as of 2014[update]) of about 138,000.
Baden District has an area, as of 1997[update], of 153.09 km2 (59.11 sq mi). Of this area, 37.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 38.5% is forested. The rest of the land, (22.4%) is settled.
The district is descended from the historic county of Baden, which was dissolved in 1798 upon the creation of the short-lived canton of Baden (1798—1803). The first district of Baden existed during the existence of that canton, covering part of the former county, and upon its merging into the canton of Aargau, the contemporary district was formed.
Upon the merging of the canton of Baden into Aargau in 1803, the district gained the municipalities of Würenlingen, Bellikon, Künten, Remetschwil, Stetten, Mellingen, Wohlenschwil and Mägenwil (from neighbouring districts of the canton of Baden) but had to give up Hüttikon, Oetwil an der Limmat, Dietikon and Schlieren to the Canton of Zurich.
Baden District has a population of 138,320 (as of 31 December 2014).
As of 2000[update], there were 6,801 homes with 1 or 2 persons in the household, 26,662 homes with 3 or 4 persons in the household, and 15,363 homes with 5 or more persons in the household. The average number of people per household was 2.28 individuals. In 2008[update] there were 16,394 single family homes (or 27.4% of the total) out of a total of 59,766 homes and apartments.
Of the school age population (in the 2008/2009 school year[update]), there are 8,595 students attending primary school, there are 3,206 students attending secondary school, there are 1,949 students attending tertiary or university level schooling, there are 25 students who are seeking a job after school in the municipality.
From the 2000 census[update], 54,408 or 46.7% are Roman Catholic, while 32,482 or 27.9% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there are 207 individuals (or about 0.18% of the population) who belong to the Christian Catholic faith.
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(31 December 2014)
The following changes to the district's municipalities have occurred since 2000:
- Statistical Department of Canton Aargau - Aargauer Zahlen 2009 (German) accessed 20 January 2010
- Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 31 August 2015
- Statistical Department of Canton Aargau (German) accessed 20 January 2010
- Statistical Department of Canton Aargau-Bereich 11 Verkehr und Nachrichtenwesen (German) accessed 21 January 2010