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Country  Switzerland
District  Wangen
Elevation  465 m
Postal code  3363
Canton  Bern
SFOS number  0984
Local time  Wednesday 4:37 AM
Population  941 (2007)
Surrounded by  Aeschi (SO), Bettenhausen, Bollodingen, Herzogenbuchsee, Niederönz, Seeberg, Steinhof (SO)
Website SFSO statistics
Weather  6°C, Wind NE at 10 km/h, 82% Humidity

Oberönz was a municipality in the district of Wangen in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.


Map of 3363 Ober%C3%B6nz, Switzerland

On January 1, 2008, the municipality of Oberönz became part of the municipality of Herzogenbuchsee.


Oberönz is first mentioned in 1246 as Onza.


Oberönz has an area of 3 km2 (1.2 sq mi). Of this area, 48.5% is used for agricultural purposes, while 37.8% is forested. The rest of the land, (13.7%) is settled.


Before the merger, Oberönz has a population of 941. 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 8.2%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (90.8%), with Turkish being second most common (3.6%) and Albanian being third (2.3%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 35.2% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (25.7%), the FDP (14.5%) and the Green Party (7.1%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 23.8% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 61.4% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 14.9%. The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Oberönz about 76.7% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).

Oberönz had an unemployment rate of 1.46%. As of 2005, there were 23 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 9 businesses involved in this sector. 187 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 6 businesses in this sector. 39 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 13 businesses in this sector. The historical population is given in the following table:


Oberönz Wikipedia

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