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Aeugst am Albis

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Aeugst am Albis
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Aeugst am Albis
Aeugst am Albis
Aeugst am Albis
Aeugst am Albis
Coordinates: 47°16′N 8°29′E / 47.267°N 8.483°E / 47.267; 8.483Coordinates: 47°16′N 8°29′E / 47.267°N 8.483°E / 47.267; 8.483
 • Total7.87 km2 (3.04 sq mi)
696 m (2,283 ft)
 • Total1,982
 • Density250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
SFOS number0001
Surrounded byAffoltern am Albis, Hausen am Albis, Langnau am Albis, Mettmenstetten, Rifferswil, Stallikon
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Aeugst am Albis is a municipality in the district of Affoltern in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.


Aeugst am Albis is first mentioned in 876/877 as Ousta. In 1277 it was mentioned as Oeugsten.[3]


Aerial view from 2000 m by Walter Mittelholzer (1925)
Aerial view from 2000 m by Walter Mittelholzer (1925)

Aeugst am Albis has an area of 7.9 km2 (3.1 sq mi). Of this area, 52.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 31.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 11.6% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (4.5%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality includes the village of Aeugst, which is located on a southern terrace of the Aeugsterberg. It also includes Wengi and in the upper Reppischtal, the village of Aeugstertal.


Aeugst am Albis has a population (as of 31 December 2019) of 1,981.[5] As of 2007, 9.7% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 17.8%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (95.2%), with English being second most common ( 1.6%) and French being third ( 0.9%).

After the 2010 elections, the SVP is no longer represented in the municipality council. [6]

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 24.2% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 65.5% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 10.3%. In Aeugst am Albis about 83.5% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Aeugst am Albis has an unemployment rate of 1.55%. As of 2005, there were 67 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 25 businesses involved in this sector. 17 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 9 businesses in this sector. 253 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 55 businesses in this sector.[4] The historical population is given in the following table:[3]

year population
1454 c. 50
1695 408
1800 573
1900 607
1950 650
2000 1,544


  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 Aeugst am Albis in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived 2016-01-05 at the Wayback Machine accessed 22-Jul-2009
  5. ^ "Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit". (in German). Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB. 31 December 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
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