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Andelfingen, Switzerland

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Coordinates: 47°35′N 8°41′E / 47.583°N 8.683°E / 47.583; 8.683Coordinates: 47°35′N 8°41′E / 47.583°N 8.683°E / 47.583; 8.683
 • Total6.74 km2 (2.60 sq mi)
370 m (1,210 ft)
 • Total2,215
 • Density330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
SFOS number0030
Surrounded byAdlikon, Dorf, Flaach, Humlikon, Kleinandelfingen, Ossingen, Volken
SFSO statistics

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


Andelfingen is first mentioned in 1248 as Andelfingon. Until 1970, it was known as Grossandelfingen.[3]


Aerial view from 300 m by Walter Mittelholzer (1919)
Aerial view from 300 m by Walter Mittelholzer (1919)

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).[4]

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


Andelfingen has a population (as of 31 December 2019) of 2,247.[5] 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.[4] The historical population is given in the following table:[3]

year population
1467 58 Households
1634 413
1850 730
1900 855
1950 931
1970 1,453
1990 1,576


Andelfingen railway station is a stop of the S-Bahn Zürich on the lines S12, S24 and S33.



  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 Andelfingen 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 27-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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