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Coat of arms of Wangenried
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Wangenried is located in Switzerland
Location of Wangenried
Karte Gemeinde Wangenried 2016.png
Wangenried is located in Canton of Bern
Wangenried (Canton of Bern)
Coordinates: 47°13′N 7°39′E / 47.217°N 7.650°E / 47.217; 7.650Coordinates: 47°13′N 7°39′E / 47.217°N 7.650°E / 47.217; 7.650
Country Switzerland
Canton Bern
District Oberaargau
 • Executive Gemeinderat
with 5 members
 • Mayor Gemeindepräsident
 • Total 2.91 km2 (1.12 sq mi)
Elevation 473 m (1,552 ft)
Population (Dec 2016[2])
 • Total 426
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Postal code 3374
SFOS number 0993
Surrounded by Deitingen (SO), Inkwil, Röthenbach bei Herzogenbuchsee, Subingen (SO), Walliswil bei Wangen, Wangen an der Aare
SFSO statistics

Wangenried is a municipality in the Oberaargau administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.


Wangenried has an area of 2.9 km2 (1.1 sq mi). Of this area, 67.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 24.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 6.9% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[3]


Wangenried has a population (as of 31 December 2016) of 426.[2] As of 2007, 3.5% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 6.1%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (97.9%), with Italian being second most common ( 0.8%) and French being third ( 0.5%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 53.1% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (17.4%), the FDP (10.8%) and the local small left-wing parties (6.6%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 23% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 61.3% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 15.7%. In Wangenried about 76.9% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Wangenried has an unemployment rate of 0.66%. As of 2005, there were 36 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 13 businesses involved in this sector. 46 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 3 businesses in this sector. 42 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 7 businesses in this sector.[3]


  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 Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 22-Jul-2009