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Coat of arms of Dietlikon
Coat of arms
Dietlikon is located in Switzerland
Location of Dietlikon
Karte Gemeinde Dietlikon 2007.png
Dietlikon is located in Canton of Zurich
Dietlikon (Canton of Zurich)
Coordinates: 47°25′N 8°37′E / 47.417°N 8.617°E / 47.417; 8.617Coordinates: 47°25′N 8°37′E / 47.417°N 8.617°E / 47.417; 8.617
 • Total4.25 km2 (1.64 sq mi)
Elevation445 m (1,460 ft)
Population (Dec 2017[2])
 • Total7,702
 • Density1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)
Postal code8305
SFOS number0054
Surrounded byBassersdorf, Dübendorf, Kloten, Wallisellen, Wangen-Brüttisellen
SFSO statistics

Dietlikon is a municipality in the district of Bülach in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland, and belongs to the Glatt Valley (German: Glattal).


Dietlikon is first mentioned in 1124 as Dietlinchoven.[3]


Dietlikon has an area of 4.2 km2 (1.6 sq mi). Of this area, 23.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 31.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 44.1% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1.2%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality is located on the edge of the middle Glatt Valley.


Dietlikon has a population (as of 31 December 2017) of 7,702.[2] As of 2007, 21.8% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 18%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (83.7%), with Italian being second most common ( 5.2%) and Serbo-Croatian being third ( 2.0%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 36.4% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (20.8%), the FDP (13.8%) and the CSP (9.7%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 20.5% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 65.3% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 14.2%. In Dietlikon about 75.9% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Dietlikon has an unemployment rate of 3.09%. As of 2005, there were 27 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 8 businesses involved in this sector. 1379 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 73 businesses in this sector. 4278 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 303 businesses in this sector.[4] The historical population is given in the following table:[3]

year population
1467 c. 115
1634 137
1771 482
1880 386
1900 565
1950 1,205
1970 4,381
2000 6,281


  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 17 September 2018
  3. ^ a b Dietlikon in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived January 5, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. accessed 29-Jul-2009


Dietlikon railway station is a stop of the Zürich S-Bahn on the lines S3, S8 and S19.

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