Kulm District

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Kulm District
Bezirk Kulm
District
Location of Kulm District
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Aargau
Capital Unterkulm
Area
 • Total 101.35 km2 (39.13 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 39,901
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 17

Kulm District is a district in the canton of Aargau, Switzerland. It is located west of Lake Hallwil and covers parts of the Wyna and Suhre valleys. The principal town is Unterkulm; the largest municipality is Reinach. The district contains 17 municipalities, is 101.35 km² in area and has a population of 39,901 (as of 31 December 2015).[1]

Geography[edit]

Kulm district has an area, as of 2009, of 101.37 square kilometers (39.14 sq mi). Of this area, 50.46 km2 (19.48 sq mi) or 49.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 32.21 km2 (12.44 sq mi) or 31.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 14.4 km2 (5.6 sq mi) or 14.2% is settled (buildings or roads).[2]

Demographics[edit]

The Kulm district has a population (as of December 2015) of 39,901.[3] As of June 2009, 22.6% of the population are foreign nationals.[4]

Economy[edit]

In 2000 there were 18,062 workers who lived in the municipality. Of these, 12,740 or about 70.5% of the residents worked outside the district while 7,159 people commuted into the district for work. There were a total of 12,481 jobs (of at least 6 hours per week) in the district.[5]

Religion[edit]

From the 2000 census, 8,159 or 22.7% were Roman Catholic, while 19,512 or 54.3% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there were 30 individuals (or about 0.08% of the population) who belonged to the Christian Catholic faith.[2]

Education[edit]

Of the school age population (in the 2008/2009 school year), there are 2,711 students attending primary school, there are 1,174 students attending secondary school, there are 755 students attending tertiary or university level schooling, and there are 12 students who are seeking a job after school in the municipality.[2]

Municipalities[edit]

Coat of arms Municipality name Population

(31 December 2015)[6]
Area in km²
Beinwil am See Beinwil am See 3,065 5.78
Birrwil Birrwil 1,132 5.53
Burg Burg 979 0.94
Dürrenäsch Dürrenäsch 1,222 5.91
Gontenschwil Gontenschwil 2,078 9.74
Holziken Holziken 1,317 2.86
Leimbach Leimbach 474 1.14
Leutwil Leutwil 756 3.75
Menziken Menziken 5,930 6.38
Oberkulm Oberkulm 2,692 9.40
Reinach Reinach 8,182 9.48
Schlossrued Schlossrued 820 7.25
Schmiedrued Schmiedrued 1,164 8.65
Schöftland Schöftland 4,226 6.28
Teufenthal Teufenthal 1,574 3.57
Unterkulm Unterkulm 2,970 8.88
Zetzwil Zetzwil 1,320 5.81

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016
  2. ^ a b c Statistical Department of Canton Aargau - Aargauer Zahlen 2009 (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  3. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016
  4. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau -Bereich 01 -Bevölkerung (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  5. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau-Bereich 11 Verkehr und Nachrichtenwesen (German) accessed 21 January 2010
  6. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016

Coordinates: 47°18′N 8°6′E / 47.300°N 8.100°E / 47.300; 8.100