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Location of Hünenberg
Coordinates: 47°11′N 8°26′E / 47.183°N 8.433°E / 47.183; 8.433Coordinates: 47°11′N 8°26′E / 47.183°N 8.433°E / 47.183; 8.433
 • Total18.7 km2 (7.2 sq mi)
444 m (1,457 ft)
Lowest elevation388 m (1,273 ft)
 • Total8,807
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
SFOS number1703
Surrounded byCham, Dietwil (AG), Maschwanden (ZH), Merenschwand (AG), Mühlau (AG), Oberrüti (AG), Obfelden (ZH), Risch, Sins (AG), Zug
Twin townsBanská Štiavnica (Slovakia)
SFSO statistics

Hünenberg is a municipality in the canton of Zug in Switzerland.


Ruins of Hünenberg Castle
Ruins of Hünenberg Castle

Hünenberg is first mentioned in 1173 as de Hunberg, though this document is considered a forgery. In 1185 it was mentioned as de Hunoberg and in 1239 as de Hunaberc.[3]


Hünenberg has an area, as of 2006, of 18.4 km2 (7.1 sq mi). Of this area, 63.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 17% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 12.3% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (7.3%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality is located between the Reuss river, Lorze river Lake Zug.


Hünenberg has a population (as of 31 December 2019) of 8,784.[5] As of 2007, 12.1% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 21.1%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (91.7%), with English being second most common ( 1.8%) and French being third ( 1.3%).[4]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 27.5% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the CVP (26.7%), the FDP (21.9%) and the Green Party (15.3%).[4]

In Hünenberg about 85.9% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[4]

Hünenberg has an unemployment rate of 1.39%. As of 2005, there were 253 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 74 businesses involved in this sector. 1,092 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 95 businesses in this sector. 2,881 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 445 businesses in this sector.[4]

The historical population is given in the following table:[3]

year population
1771 812
1850 1,032
1900 943
1950 1,409
1970 1,819
1980 4,105
2000 6,987


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The International School of Zug and Luzern has its Riverside campus, housing upper secondary (senior high school) classes, in Hünenberg.[6]

Heritage sites of national significance

The Catholic Church of St. Wolfgang is listed as a heritage sites of national significance.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Ständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Staatsangehörigkeitskategorie Geschlecht und Gemeinde; Provisorische Jahresergebnisse; 2018". Federal Statistical Office. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b Hünenberg in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived 2016-01-05 at the Wayback Machine accessed 22-Sep-2009
  5. ^ "Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit". bfs.admin.ch (in German). Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB. 31 December 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Contact and Visit Us." International School of Zug and Luzern. Retrieved on 20 October 2015. "Rothusstrasse 4b 6331 Hünenberg, Switzerland"
  7. ^ Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance Archived May 1, 2009, at the Wayback Machine 21.11.2008 version, (in German) accessed 22-Sep-2009
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