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Flurlingen - Rhein 2010-06-24 18-11-54.JPG
Coat of arms of Flurlingen
Coat of arms
Flurlingen is located in Switzerland
Flurlingen is located in Canton of Zurich
Coordinates: 47°41′N 8°38′E / 47.683°N 8.633°E / 47.683; 8.633Coordinates: 47°41′N 8°38′E / 47.683°N 8.633°E / 47.683; 8.633
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Andelfingen
 • Total 2.42 km2 (0.93 sq mi)
Elevation 413 m (1,355 ft)
Population (Dec 2016[2])
 • Total 1,434
 • Density 590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Postal code 8247
SFOS number 0029
Surrounded by Feuerthalen, Laufen-Uhwiesen, Neuhausen am Rheinfall (SH), Schaffhausen (SH)
Website www.flurlingen.ch
SFSO statistics

Flurlingen is a municipality in the district of Andelfingen in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.


Flurlingen is first mentioned in 876 as Flurlingin.[3]


City centre
Rhine river near Flurlingen

Flurlingen has an area of 2.4 km2 (0.93 sq mi). Of this area, 18.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 55.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 22% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (4.1%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality if located on the Rhine river to the west of the Cholfirst elevation.


The 96 m tall Cholfirst Radio Tower is built on Cholfirst at an elevation of 570 m (1,870 ft).


Flurlingen has a population (as of 31 December 2016) of 1,434.[2] As of 2007, 10.3% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 12.3%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (94.3%), with Serbo-Croatian being second most common ( 1.1%) and Albanian being third ( 1.0%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 29.2% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (19.9%), the FDP (18.8%) and the Green Party (13.2%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 24.4% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 61.5% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 14%. The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Flurlingen about 85.7% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Flurlingen has an unemployment rate of 1.16%. As of 2005, there were 47 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 5 businesses involved in this sector. 140 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 26 businesses in this sector. 165 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 46 businesses in this sector.[4]

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

year population
1467 31 Households
1637 170
1708 329
1850 400
1900 902
1910 1,023
1930 895
1950 951
1960 1,049
1970 935
2000 1,248

Economic trends[edit]

Although traditionally a wine-growing municipality, in recent years, the number of wealthy individuals moving to the area have increased due to the relocation of several multi-national headquarters to the nearby municipalities of Schaffhausen and Neuhausen.

This has resulted in an increased demand for housing in this low-tax municipality which is now regarded as one of the most exclusive and sought-after locations.[5]


  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 30 August 2017
  3. ^ a b Flurlingen 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 27-Jul-2009
  5. ^ Notes on popular locations around the Schaffhausen area

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