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Coat of arms of Hagenbuch
Coat of arms
Hagenbuch is located in Switzerland
Hagenbuch is located in Canton of Zurich
Coordinates: 47°31′N 8°53′E / 47.517°N 8.883°E / 47.517; 8.883Coordinates: 47°31′N 8°53′E / 47.517°N 8.883°E / 47.517; 8.883
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Winterthur
 • Total 8.12 km2 (3.14 sq mi)
Elevation 583 m (1,913 ft)
Population (Dec 2016[2])
 • Total 1,095
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Postal code 8523
SFOS number 0220
Surrounded by Aadorf (TG), Bertschikon bei Attikon, Elgg, Frauenfeld (TG)
Website www.hagenbuch.zh.ch
SFSO statistics

Hagenbuch is a municipality in the district of Winterthur in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.


Hagenbuch is first mentioned in 856 as Haganbuah and at the same time the neighboring hamlet of Schneitberg was known as Sneita. Until the 19th Century it was known as Hagenbuch-Schneit.[3]


Hagenbuch has an area of 8.2 km2 (3.2 sq mi). Of this area, 61.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 28.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 9.7% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.4%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4] In 1996 housing and buildings made up 5.8% of the total area, while transportation infrastructure made up the rest (3.9%).[5] Of the total unproductive area, water (streams and lakes) made up 0.4% of the area. As of 2007 3.5% of the total municipal area was undergoing some type of construction.[5]

The municipality is located on the border with the Canton of Thurgau. It consists of the village of Hagenbuch and the hamlets of Hagenstall, Egghof, Schneitberg, Kappel, Ober-, Mittel- and Unterschneit.


Hagenbuch has a population (as of 31 December 2016) of 1,095.[2] As of 2007, 7.9% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. As of 2008 the gender distribution of the population was 51.2% male and 48.8% female. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 4.3%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (94.2%), with Italian being second most common ( 1.0%) and Albanian being third ( 1.0%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 59.4% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (11.6%), the CSP (7.6%) and the FDP (6.2%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 28.8% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 62.1% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 9%. The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Hagenbuch about 80.4% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule). There are 425 households in Hagenbuch.[5]

Hagenbuch has an unemployment rate of 1.44%. As of 2005, there were 74 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 30 businesses involved in this sector. 48 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 8 businesses in this sector. 125 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 28 businesses in this sector.[4] As of 2007 43.9% of the working population were employed full-time, and 56.1% were employed part-time.[5]

As of 2008 there were 266 Catholics and 589 Protestants in Hagenbuch. In the 2000 census, religion was broken down into several smaller categories. From the census, 60.6% were some type of Protestant, with 56.8% belonging to the Swiss Reformed Church and 3.9% belonging to other Protestant churches. 22.7% of the population were Catholic. Of the rest of the population, 0% were Muslim, 3% belonged to another religion (not listed), 2.2% did not give a religion, and 11.2% were atheist or agnostic.[5]

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

year population
1467 c. 85
1634 112
1836 597
1850 636
1900 577
1950 539
1980 568
2000 1,085


  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 Hagenbuch in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 14-Aug-2009
  5. ^ a b c d e Statistics Zurich (in German) accessed 4 August 2009

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