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Andelfingen, Switzerland

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Country  Switzerland
District  Andelfingen
Postal code  8450
Local time  Thursday 6:33 AM
Canton  Zurich
Elevation  370 m (1,210 ft)
SFOS number  0030
Population  1,770 (31 Dec 2008)
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Weather  8°C, Wind SW at 27 km/h, 83% Humidity
Points of interest  Rhine Falls, Rhine, Laufen Castle, Rheinau Abbey, Naturzentrum Thurauen

Andelfingen is a municipality in the district of Andelfingen in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.

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Map of Andelfingen District, Switzerland

History

Andelfingen is first mentioned in 1248 as Andelfingon. Until 1970, it was known as Grossandelfingen.

Geography

Andelfingen has an area of 6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi). Of this area, 47.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 34.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 14.2% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (4.3%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).

The municipality is the capital of the district of Andelfingen. It is located on the southern banks of the Thur river.

Demographics

Andelfingen has a population (as of 31 December 2015) of 2,168. As of 2007, 11.6% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 10.1%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (89.5%), with Italian being second most common ( 3.9%) and Serbo-Croatian being third ( 1.6%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 39.8% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the CSP (15.6%), the FDP (15.1%) and the SPS (13.2%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 24.7% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 59.8% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 15.5%. In Andelfingen about 77.3% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Andelfingen has an unemployment rate of 0.9%. As of 2005, there were 41 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 16 businesses involved in this sector. 527 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 34 businesses in this sector. 530 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 90 businesses in this sector. The historical population is given in the following table:

Transportation

Andelfingen railway station is a stop of the S-Bahn Zürich on the lines S16 and S33.

References

Andelfingen, Switzerland Wikipedia


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