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Former municipality of Switzerland
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Coat of arms of Kleindietwil
Coat of arms
Kleindietwil is located in Switzerland
Kleindietwil is located in Canton of Bern
Coordinates: 47°9′N 7°48′E / 47.150°N 7.800°E / 47.150; 7.800Coordinates: 47°9′N 7°48′E / 47.150°N 7.800°E / 47.150; 7.800
Country Switzerland
Canton Bern
District Oberaargau
 • Total 2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Elevation 557 m (1,827 ft)
 • Total 495
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Postal code 4936
SFOS number 0328
Surrounded by Auswil, Leimiswil, Madiswil, Rohrbach, Rohrbachgraben, Ursenbach
SFSO statistics

Kleindietwil is a former municipality in the Oberaargau administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. On 1 January 2011 Kleindietwil and Leimiswil were merged with the municipality of Madiswil.[1]


Kleindietwil has an area, as of 2009, of 2.68 km2 (1.03 sq mi). Of this area, 1.59 km2 (0.61 sq mi) or 59.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.79 km2 (0.31 sq mi) or 29.5% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.28 km2 (0.11 sq mi) or 10.4% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.02 km2 (4.9 acres) or 0.7% is either rivers or lakes and 0.02 km2 (4.9 acres) or 0.7% is unproductive land.[2]

Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 1.1% of the total area while housing and buildings made up 5.2% and transportation infrastructure made up 3.4%. 28.4% of the total land area is heavily forested and 1.1% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 26.1% is used for growing crops and 30.2% is pastures, while 3.0% is used for orchards or vine crops. All the water in the municipality is in rivers and streams.[2]


Kleindietwil has a population (as of 31 December 2010) of 495.[3] As of 2007, 0.8% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -10.3%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (95.3%), with Albanian being second most common ( 2.4%) and French being third ( 0.6%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 39.2% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (18.1%), the Green Party (12.5%) and the FDP (10.5%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 28.5% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 54.9% and the seniors (over 64 years old) make up 16.6%. The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Kleindietwil about 78.5% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).

Kleindietwil has an unemployment rate of 0.75%. As of 2005, there were 38 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 12 businesses involved in this sector. 29 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 10 businesses in this sector. 126 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 19 businesses in this sector.[4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Nomenklaturen – Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz (in German) accessed 4 April 2011
  2. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office-Land Use Statistics 2009 data (in German) accessed 25 March 2010
  3. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB Archived 2012-04-01 at the Wayback Machine., online database – Datenwürfel für Thema 01.2 - Bevölkerungsstand und -bewegung (in German) accessed 29 September
  4. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived 2011-09-04 at the Wayback Machine. accessed 29-May-2009