Rüti bei Riggisberg

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Rüti bei Riggisberg
Former municipality of Switzerland
Coat of arms of Rüti bei Riggisberg
Coat of arms
Rüti bei Riggisberg is located in Switzerland
Rüti bei Riggisberg
Rüti bei Riggisberg
Location of Rüti bei Riggisberg
Karte Gemeinde Rüti bei Riggisberg 2007.png
Rüti bei Riggisberg is located in Canton of Bern
Rüti bei Riggisberg
Rüti bei Riggisberg
Rüti bei Riggisberg (Canton of Bern)
Coordinates: 46°47′N 7°27′E / 46.783°N 7.450°E / 46.783; 7.450Coordinates: 46°47′N 7°27′E / 46.783°N 7.450°E / 46.783; 7.450
Country Switzerland
Canton Bern
District Seftigen
Area
 • Total 22.2 km2 (8.6 sq mi)
Elevation 823 m (2,700 ft)
Population
 • Total 411
 • Density 19/km2 (48/sq mi)
Postal code 3099
SFOS number 0882
Surrounded by Blumenstein, Burgistein, Riggisberg, Rüeggisberg, Rüschegg, Wattenwil
Website www.rueti-br.ch
SFSO statistics

Rüti bei Riggisberg is a former municipality in the district of Seftigen in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.

On January 1, 2009, the Rüti bei Riggisberg became part of the municipality of Riggisberg.[1]

Geography[edit]

Rüti bei Riggisberg has an area of 22.2 km2 (8.6 sq mi). Of this area, 32.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 64.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 2.1% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1.5%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[2]

Demographics[edit]

Rüti bei Riggisberg has a population of 411. As of 2007, 1.9% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -13.1%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (98.9%), with French being second most common ( 0.7%) and Portuguese being third ( 0.5%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 72.7% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the FDP (8%), the FDP (8%) and the SPS (4.5%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 31.8% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 51.6% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 16.7%. In Rüti bei Riggisberg about 60% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).

Rüti bei Riggisberg has an unemployment rate of 1.24%. As of 2005, there were 99 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 34 businesses involved in this sector. 46 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 6 businesses in this sector. 38 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 7 businesses in this sector.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BSG 152.01 / BAG 08-105 Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine. Die Justizkommission des Grossen Rats des Kantons Bern (Justice Commission of the High Council of Canton Bern) decision of 5 August 2008. (in German) accessed 16 July 2009
  2. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived 2011-09-04 at the Wayback Machine. accessed 14-Jul-2009