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Coat of arms of Oberglatt
Coat of arms
Oberglatt is located in Switzerland
Location of Oberglatt
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Oberglatt is located in Canton of Zurich
Oberglatt (Canton of Zurich)
Coordinates: 47°29′N 8°31′E / 47.483°N 8.517°E / 47.483; 8.517Coordinates: 47°29′N 8°31′E / 47.483°N 8.517°E / 47.483; 8.517
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Dielsdorf
 • Total 8.25 km2 (3.19 sq mi)
Elevation 431 m (1,414 ft)
Population (Dec 2016[2])
 • Total 6,981
 • Density 850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Postal code 8154
SFOS number 0092
Surrounded by Bachenbülach, Höri, Niederglatt, Niederhasli, Rümlang, Winkel
Website www.oberglatt.ch
SFSO statistics

Oberglatt is a municipality in the district of Dielsdorf in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland, and belongs to the Glatt Valley (German: Glatttal). Zürich Airport is partially in Oberglatt.[3]


Oberglatt is first mentioned around 1153-55 as Obrunglate.[4]


Oberglatt landscape

Oberglatt has an area of 8.2 km2 (3.2 sq mi). Of this area, 51.5% is used for agricultural purposes, while 10.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 30.7% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (7.3%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[5]

The municipality straddles the Glatt river and includes the village of Oberglatt and the village section of Hofstetten. The eastern border of the municipality is the Zürich-Kloten airport.


Oberglatt has a population (as of 31 December 2016) of 6,981.[2] As of 2007, 32.7% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 16.8%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (78.6%), with Italian being second most common ( 5.3%) and Albanian being third ( 3.8%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 46.6% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (16.2%), the FDP (11.1%) and the CSP (7.9%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 24% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 68.8% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 7.2%. In Oberglatt about 71.1% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Oberglatt has an unemployment rate of 3.39%. As of 2005, there were 63 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 19 businesses involved in this sector. 654 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 57 businesses in this sector. 544 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 120 businesses in this sector.[5]

The historical population is given in the following table:[4]

year population
1467 30 Households
1634 274
1790 490
1850 750
1900 676
1950 1,232
1970 2,770
2000 5,120


It is the home of the Swiss office of the New Life Network.


Oberglatt is served by Oberglatt railway station on Zürich S-Bahn lines S9 and S15. It is a 17 minute ride from Zürich Hauptbahnhof.


The Primarschule Oberglatt system serves students at the kindergarten and primary levels.[6] The primary school campus consists of four buildings.[7] Three additional buildings house kindergarten students.[8]

Two secondary schools serve Oberglatt students;[9] Sekundarschule Rümlang-Oberglatt in Rümlang,[10][11] and Sekundarschule Niederhasli-Niederglatt-Hofstetten in Niederhasli.[12]

The Stiftung Tagesschule Oberglatt is in the city.[13]


  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. ^ "Oberglatt." Aris Geoservices. Retrieved on 2 October 2009.
  4. ^ a b Oberglatt in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  5. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 03-Aug-2009
  6. ^ Home page. Primarschule Oberglatt. Retrieved on 23 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Primarschule > Schulanlage." Primarschule Oberglatt. Retrieved on 23 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Kindergarten > Schulanlage." Primarschule Oberglatt. Retrieved on 23 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Schulen." Oberglatt. Retrieved on April 23, 2015.
  10. ^ "Sekundarschule Rümlang-Oberglatt." Commune of Oberglatt. Retrieved on April 23, 2015.
  11. ^ "Sekundarschule Rümlang-Oberglatt." Commune of Rümlang. Retrieved on April 23, 2015.
  12. ^ "Sekundarschule Niederhasli-Niederglatt-Hofstetten." Commune of Oberglatt. Retrieved on April 23, 2015.
  13. ^ "Stiftung Tagesschule Oberglatt." Commune of Oberglatt. Retrieved on April 23, 2015.

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