Hinwil District

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Hinwil District

Bezirk Hinwil
District
Country  Switzerland
Canton Zürich
CapitalHinwil
Area
 • Total179.53 km2 (69.32 sq mi)
Population
(31 December 2017)
 • Total94,794
 • Density530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipalities11

Coordinates: 47°18′N 8°51′E / 47.300°N 8.850°E / 47.300; 8.850 Hinwil District is one of the twelve districts of the German-speaking canton of Zurich, Switzerland. It lies to the southeast of the canton, bordering the adjacent St. Gallen. Hinwil has a population of 94,794 (as of 31 December 2017); its capital is the town of Hinwil, located at the centre of the district.

It was formed in 1831, when the administrative seat was moved to Hinwil from Grüningen. The district was known as Oberamt Grüningen from 1815–1831, which continued the historical bailiwick of Grüningen (1408–1798).

Municipalities[edit]

Hinwil contains a total of eleven municipalities:

Municipality Population
(31 December 2017)[1]
Area, km²
Bäretswil 5,038 22.23
Bubikon 7,200 11.58
Dürnten 7,570 10.19
Fischenthal 2,512 30.25
Gossau 9,968 18.28
Grüningen 3,382 8.77
Hinwil 11,199 22.31
Rüti 12,157 10.19
Seegräben 1,440 3.75
Wald 9,815 25.25
Wetzikon 24,513 16.73
Total 94,794 179.53

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.