Wasterkingen

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Wasterkingen
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Coat of arms of Wasterkingen
Coat of arms
Location of Wasterkingen
Wasterkingen is located in Switzerland
Wasterkingen
Wasterkingen
Wasterkingen is located in Canton of Zurich
Wasterkingen
Wasterkingen
Coordinates: 47°35′N 8°28′E / 47.583°N 8.467°E / 47.583; 8.467Coordinates: 47°35′N 8°28′E / 47.583°N 8.467°E / 47.583; 8.467
CountrySwitzerland
CantonZurich
DistrictBülach
Area
 • Total3.96 km2 (1.53 sq mi)
Elevation
393 m (1,289 ft)
Population
(Dec 2017[2])
 • Total574
 • Density140/km2 (380/sq mi)
Postal code
8195
SFOS number0070
Surrounded byHohentengen am Hochrhein (DE-BW), Hüntwangen, Klettgau (DE-BW), Wil
Websitewww.wasterkingen.ch
SFSO statistics

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

History[edit]

In 2002, Wasterkingen had his 900th birthday, the Wasterkingener celebrated a big party and there were a lot of interesting attractions to learn more about the history of this little village.

Geography[edit]

Wasterkingen has an area of 3.9 km2 (1.5 sq mi). Of this area, 46.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 43.4% is forested. The rest of the land, (10.2%) is settled.[3]

Wasterkingen has a road border crossing into Germany. Günzgen in the state of Baden-Württemberg lies just across the border.

Demographics[edit]

Wasterkingen has a population (as of 31 December 2017) of 574.[2] As of 2007, 7.7% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 3.7%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (98.0%), with French being second most common ( 0.7%) and English being third ( 0.5%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 53.8% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (17.3%), the Green Party (10.3%) and the CSP (6.2%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 28.6% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 60.4% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 11.1%. In Wasterkingen about 91.8% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Wasterkingen has an unemployment rate of 1.25%. As of 2005, there were 31 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 11 businesses involved in this sector. 4 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 3 businesses in this sector. 21 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 7 businesses in this sector.[3]

References[edit]

  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 17 September 2018
  3. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 30-Jul-2009

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