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Steinbrücke, sogenannte «Römerbrücke» in Rorbas 2011-09-21 15-16-14 ShiftN.jpg
Coat of arms of Rorbas
Coat of arms
Rorbas is located in Switzerland
Rorbas is located in Canton of Zurich
Coordinates: 47°32′N 8°35′E / 47.533°N 8.583°E / 47.533; 8.583Coordinates: 47°32′N 8°35′E / 47.533°N 8.583°E / 47.533; 8.583
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Bülach
 • Total 4.42 km2 (1.71 sq mi)
Elevation 395 m (1,296 ft)
Population (Dec 2015[2])
 • Total 2,742
 • Density 620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Postal code 8427
SFOS number 0068
Surrounded by Bülach, Eglisau, Embrach, Freienstein-Teufen
SFSO statistics

Rorbas is a municipality in the district of Bülach in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.


Rorbas has an area of 4.5 km2 (1.7 sq mi). Of this area, 35.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 46.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 15% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (2.7%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[3]

Rorbas is situated in the lower Töss Valley.


Rorbas has a population (as of 31 December 2015) of 2,742.[2] As of 2007, 18.8% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 0.8%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (87.1%), with Italian being second most common ( 2.8%) and Portuguese being third ( 1.8%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 44.2% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (19.4%), the CSP (13.3%) and the Green Party (9.8%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 26.8% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 64.6% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 8.7%. In Rorbas about 77.6% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).

Rorbas has an unemployment rate of 1.77%. As of 2005, there were 57 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 11 businesses involved in this sector. 96 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 23 businesses in this sector. 360 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 67 businesses in this sector.[3]


Panoramic View of Rorbas and the Töss valley


Embrach-Rorbas railway station is served by Zurich S-Bahn line S41, which links Winterthur and Waldshut.[4]


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