Hüntwangen

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Hüntwangen
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Coat of arms of Hüntwangen
Coat of arms
Location of Hüntwangen
Hüntwangen is located in Switzerland
Hüntwangen
Hüntwangen
Hüntwangen is located in Canton of Zurich
Hüntwangen
Hüntwangen
Coordinates: 47°36′N 8°30′E / 47.600°N 8.500°E / 47.600; 8.500Coordinates: 47°36′N 8°30′E / 47.600°N 8.500°E / 47.600; 8.500
CountrySwitzerland
CantonZurich
DistrictBülach
Area
 • Total4.91 km2 (1.90 sq mi)
Elevation
390 m (1,280 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[2]
 • Total1,031
 • Density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Postal code
8194
SFOS number0061
Surrounded byEglisau, Glattfelden, Hohentengen am Hochrhein (DE-BW), Wasterkingen, Wil
Websitewww.huentwangen.ch
SFSO statistics

Hüntwangen is a municipality in the district of Bülach in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.

History[edit]

Hüntwangen is first mentioned in 1254 as Hiuntwangin.[3]

Geography[edit]

Hüntwangen has an area of 4.9 km2 (1.9 sq mi). Of this area, 50.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 32.9% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 13.6% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (2.6%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality is located on the western edge of the Rafzerfeld, the region in the district which is north of the Rhine.

Demographics[edit]

Hüntwangen has a population (as of 31 December 2017) of 1,027.[5] As of 2007, 7.4% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 22.9%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (96.8%), with Italian being second most common ( 0.8%) and French being third ( 0.5%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 42.8% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (17%), the FDP (11.2%) and the Green Party (8.9%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 24.3% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 63.2% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 12.5%. In Hüntwangen about 85.5% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Hüntwangen has an unemployment rate of 1.61%. As of 2005, there were 34 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 13 businesses involved in this sector. 65 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 8 businesses in this sector. 92 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 26 businesses in this sector.[4]

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

year population
1640 175
1722 456
1836 588
1850 639
1900 538
1920 516
1950 523
2000 782

Transport[edit]

Hüntwangen-Wil railway station is a stop of the Zürich S-Bahn on the lines S5 and S22. It is a 33-minute ride from Zürich Hauptbahnhof.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Ständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Staatsangehörigkeitskategorie Geschlecht und Gemeinde; Provisorische Jahresergebnisse; 2018". Federal Statistical Office. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b Hüntwangen in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived 2016-01-05 at the Wayback Machine accessed 29-Jul-2009
  5. ^ "STAT-TAB – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit" (online database) (official site) (in German and French). Neuchâtel, Switzerland: Federal Statistical Office - FSO. Retrieved 17 September 2018.

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