Henggart

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Henggart
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Coat of arms of Henggart
Coat of arms
Henggart is located in Switzerland
Henggart
Henggart
Coordinates: 47°34′N 8°41′E / 47.567°N 8.683°E / 47.567; 8.683Coordinates: 47°34′N 8°41′E / 47.567°N 8.683°E / 47.567; 8.683
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Andelfingen
Area[1]
 • Total 3.04 km2 (1.17 sq mi)
Elevation 440 m (1,440 ft)
Population (Dec 2015[2])
 • Total 2,250
 • Density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Postal code 8444
SFOS number 0031
Surrounded by Dägerlen, Hettlingen, Humlikon, Neftenbach
Website www.henggart.ch
SFSO statistics

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

History[edit]

Henggart is first mentioned in 1228 as de Hengart.[3]

Geography[edit]

Henggart has an area of 3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi). Of this area, 56.5% is used for agricultural purposes, while 19.9% is forested. The rest of the land, (23.5%) is settled.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Henggart has a population (as of 31 December 2015) of 2,250.[2] As of 2007, 7.9% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 31.4%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (94.4%), with Albanian being second most common ( 1.5%) and Italian being third ( 1.0%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 45.8% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (14.3%), the FDP (11.5%) and the CSP (11.4%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 26.3% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 61.9% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 11.8%. In Henggart about 85.6% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Henggart has an unemployment rate of 1.57%. As of 2005, there were 35 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 14 businesses involved in this sector. 67 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 14 businesses in this sector. 248 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 48 businesses in this sector.[4] The historical population is given in the following table:[3]

year population
1733 290
1850 279
1910 388
1950 464
1960 712
1980 970
2000 1,621

Transportation[edit]

Henggart railway station is a stop of the S-Bahn Zürich on the line S33.

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