Winkel, Switzerland

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Coat of arms of Winkel
Coat of arms
Winkel is located in Switzerland
Winkel is located in Canton of Zurich
Coordinates: 47°30′N 8°33′E / 47.500°N 8.550°E / 47.500; 8.550Coordinates: 47°30′N 8°33′E / 47.500°N 8.550°E / 47.500; 8.550
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Bülach
 • Total 8.12 km2 (3.14 sq mi)
Elevation 450 m (1,480 ft)
Population (Dec 2016[2])
 • Total 4,364
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Postal code 8185
SFOS number 0072
Surrounded by Bachenbülach, Bülach, Embrach, Kloten, Lufingen, Oberglatt, Rümlang
SFSO statistics

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


Winkel has an area of 8.1 km2 (3.1 sq mi). Of this area, 45.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 27.5% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 21.1% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (6.4%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[3]


Winkel has a population (as of 31 December 2016) of 4,364.[2] As of 2007, 11.3% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 23.5%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (91.2%), with French being second most common ( 1.4%) and English being third ( 1.4%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 42.6% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the FDP (16.9%), the SPS (11.7%) and the CSP (10.4%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 21.3% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 69.3% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 9.3%. In Winkel about 86.8% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Winkel has an unemployment rate of 1.52%. As of 2005, there were 144 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 25 businesses involved in this sector. 88 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 19 businesses in this sector. 420 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 98 businesses in this sector.[3]


Students in the primary levels go to the primarschule of Winkel. Students beyond that level attend schools in Bülach.[4]


  1. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ a b Canton of Zurich Statistical Office (German) accessed 15 June 2017
  3. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 30-Jul-2009
  4. ^ "Unsere Primarschule" (Archive). Commune of Winkel. See page 5/41. Retrieved on April 23, 2015.

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