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Location of Volken
Coordinates: 47°35′N 8°38′E / 47.583°N 8.633°E / 47.583; 8.633Coordinates: 47°35′N 8°38′E / 47.583°N 8.633°E / 47.583; 8.633
 • Total3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
406 m (1,332 ft)
 • Total362
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
SFOS number0043
Surrounded byAndelfingen, Berg am Irchel, Buch am Irchel, Dorf, Flaach
SFSO statistics

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


Aerial view (1948)
Aerial view (1948)

Volken has an area of 3.3 km2 (1.3 sq mi). Of this area, 64.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 29.1% is forested. The rest of the land, (6.7%) is settled.[3]


Volken has a population (as of 31 December 2019) of 380.[4] As of 2007, 6.8% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 15%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (93.7%), with Albanian being second most common ( 3.7%) and Portuguese being third ( 0.7%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 60.5% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the FDP (12.4%), the CSP (11.2%) and the SPS (9.1%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 28.7% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 59.3% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 11.9%. In Volken about 90.5% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Volken has an unemployment rate of 0.21%. As of 2005, there were 46 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 18 businesses involved in this sector. 4 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 1 businesses in this sector. 22 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 7 businesses in this sector.[3]


  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 Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 28-Jul-2009
  4. ^ "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.
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