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Riedt (komunumo Neerach) 043.jpg
Coat of arms of Neerach
Coat of arms
Neerach is located in Switzerland
Location of Neerach
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Neerach is located in Canton of Zurich
Neerach (Canton of Zurich)
Coordinates: 47°31′N 8°28′E / 47.517°N 8.467°E / 47.517; 8.467Coordinates: 47°31′N 8°28′E / 47.517°N 8.467°E / 47.517; 8.467
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Dielsdorf
 • Total 6.04 km2 (2.33 sq mi)
Elevation 449 m (1,473 ft)
Population (Dec 2016[2])
 • Total 3,128
 • Density 520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Postal code 8173
SFOS number 0088
Surrounded by Bachs, Hochfelden, Höri, Niederglatt, Stadel bei Niederglatt, Steinmaur
Twin towns Präz (Switzerland)
SFSO statistics

Neerach is a municipality in the district of Dielsdorf in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.


Neerach is first mentioned between 1160 and 1169 as Neracho. In 1149, Ried was mentioned as Riete.[3]


Aerial view of Neerach

Neerach has an area of 6 km2 (2.3 sq mi). Of this area, 64.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 5.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 17.7% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (12.5%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality is composed of the two villages of Neerach and Ried.


Neerach has a population (as of 31 December 2016) of 3,128.[2] As of 2007, 9.4% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 30.2%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (92.9%), with French being second most common (1.6%) and English being third (1.6%).

In the 2007 election, the most popular party was the SVP which received 51.5% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the FDP (13.1%), the SPS (9.6%) and the CSP (9.4%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is as follows: children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 21% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 70% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 9%. In Neerach about 86.7% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Neerach has an unemployment rate of 1.34%. As of 2005, there were 63 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 23 businesses involved in this sector. 111 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 29 businesses in this sector. 310 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 112 businesses in this sector.[4]

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

year population
1467 14 Households
1634 382
1689 568
1791 483
1850 784
1900 555
1950 543
1970 718
2000 2,366


  1. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 30 August 2017
  3. ^ a b Neerach in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 03-Aug-2009

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