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Coat of arms of Liedertswil
Coat of arms
Liedertswil is located in Switzerland
Location of Liedertswil
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Liedertswil is located in Canton of Basel-Landschaft
Liedertswil (Canton of Basel-Landschaft)
Coordinates: 47°24′N 7°43′E / 47.400°N 7.717°E / 47.400; 7.717Coordinates: 47°24′N 7°43′E / 47.400°N 7.717°E / 47.400; 7.717
Country Switzerland
Canton Basel-Landschaft
District Waldenburg
 • Total 1.94 km2 (0.75 sq mi)
Elevation 629 m (2,064 ft)
Population (Mar 2017[2])
 • Total 159
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Postal code 4436
SFOS number 2890
Surrounded by Oberdorf, Reigoldswil, Titterten, Waldenburg
SFSO statistics

Liedertswil (Swiss German: Tschoppehof) is a municipality in the district of Waldenburg in the canton of Basel-Country in Switzerland.


Liedertswil is first mentioned in 1194 as Liedirwilre.[3]


Liedertswil has an area, as of 2009, of 1.94 square kilometers (0.75 sq mi). Of this area, 0.72 km2 (0.28 sq mi) or 37.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 1.13 km2 (0.44 sq mi) or 58.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.1 km2 (25 acres) or 5.2% is settled (buildings or roads).[4]

Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 2.1% and transportation infrastructure made up 3.1%. Out of the forested land, 53.1% of the total land area is heavily forested and 5.2% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 2.1% is used for growing crops and 24.7% is pastures and 9.3% is used for alpine pastures.[4]

The municipality is located in the Waldenburg district, at the entrance to the Waldenburger valley into the Reigoldswiler valley.

Coat of arms[edit]

The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Or, three Houses in pale Argent roofed Azure doored and windowed Sable.[5]


Liedertswil has a population (as of March 2017) of 159.[2] As of 2008, 2.6% of the population are resident foreign nationals.[6] Over the last 10 years (1997–2007) the population has changed at a rate of 5.9%.[7]

Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (148 or 98.0%) with the rest speaking French[8]

As of 2008, the gender distribution of the population was 52.5% male and 47.5% female. The population was made up of 151 Swiss citizens (93.2% of the population), and 11 non-Swiss residents (6.8%)[9] Of the population in the municipality 35 or about 23.2% were born in Liedertswil and lived there in 2000. There were 38 or 25.2% who were born in the same canton, while 60 or 39.7% were born somewhere else in Switzerland, and 8 or 5.3% were born outside of Switzerland.[8]

In 2008, the total Swiss population change in 2008 (from all sources, including moves across municipal borders) was an increase of 1 and the non-Swiss population decreased by 1 people. This represents a population growth rate of 0.0%.[6]

The age distribution, as of 2010, in Liedertswil is; 9 children or 5.6% of the population are between 0 and 6 years old and 23 teenagers or 14.2% are between 7 and 19. Of the adult population, 11 people or 6.8% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 20 people or 12.3% are between 30 and 39, 31 people or 19.1% are between 40 and 49, and 38 people or 23.5% are between 50 and 64. The senior population distribution is 24 people or 14.8% of the population are between 65 and 79 years old and there are 6 people or 3.7% who are over 80.[9]

As of 2000, there were 60 people who were single and never married in the municipality. There were 84 married individuals, 2 widows or widowers and 5 individuals who are divorced.[8]

As of 2000, there were 63 private households in the municipality, and an average of 2.4 persons per household.[7] There were 18 households that consist of only one person and 3 households with five or more people. Out of a total of 65 households that answered this question, 27.7% were households made up of just one personFALSE. Of the rest of the households, there are 19 married couples without children, 22 married couples with children There were 4 single parents with a child or children.[8]

In 2000 there were 28 single-family homes (or 60.9% of the total) out of a total of 46 inhabited buildings. There were 7 multi-family buildings (15.2%), along with 8 multi-purpose buildings that were mostly used for housing (17.4%) and 3 other use buildings (commercial or industrial) that also had some housing (6.5%). Of the single-family homes 6 were built before 1919, while 6 were built between 1990 and 2000. The greatest number of single-family homes (7) were built between 1981 and 1990.[10]

In 2000 there were 64 apartments in the municipality. The most common apartment size was 4 rooms of which there were 22. There were 1 single room apartments and 29 apartments with five or more rooms. Of these apartments, a total of 61 apartments (95.3% of the total) were permanently occupied, while 3 apartments (4.7%) were seasonally occupied.[10] As of 2009, the construction rate of new housing units was 12.4 new units per 1000 residents.[7] The vacancy rate for the municipality, in 2010, was 0%.[7]

The historical population is given in the following chart:[3][11]


In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 46.72% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SP (22.13%), the FDP (12.62%) and the Green Party (11.31%). In the federal election, a total of 89 votes were cast, and the voter turnout was 71.8%.[12]


As of  2010, Liedertswil had an unemployment rate of 2.1%. As of 2008, there were 8 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 4 businesses involved in this sector. 51 people were employed in the secondary sector and there were 2 businesses in this sector. 16 people were employed in the tertiary sector, with 5 businesses in this sector.[7] There were 105 residents of the municipality who were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 42.9% of the workforce.

In 2008 the total number of full-time equivalent jobs was 69. The number of jobs in the primary sector was 5, all of which were in agriculture. The number of jobs in the secondary sector was 50 of which 49 or (98.0%) were in manufacturing and 1 was in construction. The number of jobs in the tertiary sector was 14. In the tertiary sector; 13 or 92.9% were in the movement and storage of goods, 1 was in a hotel or restaurant, 1 was a technical professional or scientist.[13]

In 2000, there were 43 workers who commuted into the municipality and 73 workers who commuted away. The municipality is a net exporter of workers, with about 1.7 workers leaving the municipality for every one entering.[14] Of the working population, 9.5% used public transportation to get to work, and 65.7% used a private car.[7]


From the 2000 census, 14 or 9.3% were Roman Catholic, while 113 or 74.8% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. There was 1 individual who was Islamic. There was 1 person who was Buddhist. 18 (or about 11.92% of the population) belonged to no church, are agnostic or atheist, and 4 individuals (or about 2.65% of the population) did not answer the question.[8]


In Liedertswil about 81 or (53.6%) of the population have completed non-mandatory upper secondary education, and 13 or (8.6%) have completed additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule). Of the 13 who completed tertiary schooling, 61.5% were Swiss men, 30.8% were Swiss women.[8]

As of 2000, there were 3 students in Liedertswil who came from another municipality, while 16 residents attended schools outside the municipality.[14]


  1. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ a b Canton of Basel-Land Statistics, Wohnbevölkerung nach Nationalität und Konfession per 31. März 2017 (in German) accessed 15 June 2017
  3. ^ a b Liedertswil in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office-Land Use Statistics 2009 data (in German) accessed 25 March 2010
  5. ^ Flags of the accessed 11-March-2011
  6. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office - Superweb database - Gemeinde Statistics 1981-2008 Archived June 28, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. (in German) accessed 19 June 2010
  7. ^ a b c d e f Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived January 5, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. accessed 11-March-2011
  8. ^ a b c d e f STAT-TAB Datenwürfel für Thema 40.3 - 2000 Archived April 9, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. (in German) accessed 2 February 2011
  9. ^ a b Canton of Basel-Land Statistics, Wohnbevölkerung nach Nationalität und Konfession per 30. September 2010 (in German) accessed 16 February 2011
  10. ^ a b Federal Statistical Office STAT-TAB - Datenwürfel für Thema 09.2 - Gebäude und Wohnungen Archived January 21, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. (in German) accessed 28 January 2011
  11. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office STAT-TAB Bevölkerungsentwicklung nach Region, 1850-2000 Archived September 30, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. (in German) accessed 29 January 2011
  12. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Nationalratswahlen 2007: Stärke der Parteien und Wahlbeteiligung, nach Gemeinden/Bezirk/Canton Archived May 14, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. (in German) accessed 28 May 2010
  13. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office STAT-TAB Betriebszählung: Arbeitsstätten nach Gemeinde und NOGA 2008 (Abschnitte), Sektoren 1-3 Archived December 25, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. (in German) accessed 28 January 2011
  14. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office - Statweb[permanent dead link] (in German) accessed 24 June 2010

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