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Niederglatt Luftbild.jpg
Coat of arms of Niederglatt
Coat of arms
Niederglatt is located in Switzerland
Niederglatt is located in Canton of Zurich
Coordinates: 47°31′N 8°30′E / 47.517°N 8.500°E / 47.517; 8.500Coordinates: 47°31′N 8°30′E / 47.517°N 8.500°E / 47.517; 8.500
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Dielsdorf
 • Total 3.61 km2 (1.39 sq mi)
Elevation 411 m (1,348 ft)
Population (Dec 2015[2])
 • Total 4,751
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Postal code 8172
SFOS number 0089
Surrounded by Höri, Neerach, Niederhasli, Oberglatt, Steinmaur
SFSO statistics

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



Niederglatt is first mentioned in 1149 as Niderunglatto. Between 1153 and 1155 it was mentioned as Nidrunglate.[3] Until 1840 it was part of the municipality of Niederhasli.


Niederglatt has an area of 3.6 km2 (1.4 sq mi). Of this area, 58.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 6.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 30.8% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (4.7%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality is located on both banks of the Glatt river. It includes the villages of Niederglatt and Nöschikon.


Niederglatt has a population (as of 31 December 2015) of 4,751.[2] As of 2007, 20.9% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 26.1%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (87.9%), with Italian being second most common ( 4.7%) and Albanian being third ( 1.7%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 50% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (12.5%), the FDP (10.8%) and the CVP (8.3%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 23.3% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 65.1% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 11.6%. In Niederglatt about 77.4% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Niederglatt has an unemployment rate of 2.58%. As of 2005, there were 62 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 16 businesses involved in this sector. 317 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 31 businesses in this sector. 716 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 107 businesses in this sector.[4]

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

year population
1467 9 Households
1634 229
1850 580
1900 524
1950 872
1970 2,421
2000 3,737


Niederglatt railway station is a stop of the Zürich S-Bahn on the line S9. Its train station is a 20 minute ride from Zürich Hauptbahnhof.


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