|• Mayor||Hans Ulrich Hofmann|
|• Total||8.4 km2 (3.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||420 m (1,380 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2017)|
|• Density||280/km2 (730/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Berg am Irchel, Buch am Irchel, Buchberg (SH), Dättlikon, Eglisau, Embrach, Rorbas, Rüdlingen (SH)|
Freienstein-Teufen is first mentioned in 890 as Tiuffen. In 1254 it was mentioned as Frigenstein.
Freienstein-Teufen has an area of 8.3 km2 (3.2 sq mi). Of this area, 39.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 49.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 9.2% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1.8%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
Freienstein-Teufen has a population (as of 31 December 2017) of 2,376. As of 2007[update], 11.4% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 7.3%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (90.9%), with Italian being second most common ( 2.2%) and Albanian being third ( 1.6%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 28.2% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 63% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 8.8%. In Freienstein-Teufen about 80.8% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).
Freienstein-Teufen has an unemployment rate of 1.61%. As of 2005[update], there were 84 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 27 businesses involved in this sector. 104 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 17 businesses in this sector. 225 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 39 businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
- Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 17 September 2018
- Freienstein-Teufen in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived January 5, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. accessed 29-Jul-2009
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