Kulm District

Kulm District is a district in the canton of Aargau, Switzerland. It is located west of Lake Hallwil and covers parts of the Wyna and Suhre valleys. The principal town is Unterkulm; the largest municipality is Reinach. The district contains 17 municipalities, is 101.35 km² in area and has a population of 42,206 (as of 31 December 2019).[1]

Kulm District

Bezirk Kulm
District
Country  Switzerland
Canton Aargau
CapitalUnterkulm
Area
 • Total101.35 km2 (39.13 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total42,206
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipalities17

GeographyEdit

Kulm district has an area, as of 2009, of 101.37 square kilometers (39.14 sq mi). Of this area, 50.46 km2 (19.48 sq mi) or 49.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 32.21 km2 (12.44 sq mi) or 31.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 14.4 km2 (5.6 sq mi) or 14.2% is settled (buildings or roads).[2]

DemographicsEdit

The Kulm district has a population (as of December 2019) of 42,206.[1] As of June 2009, 22.6% of the population are foreign nationals.[3]

EconomyEdit

In 2000 there were 18,062 workers who lived in the municipality. Of these, 12,740 or about 70.5% of the residents worked outside the district while 7,159 people commuted into the district for work. There were a total of 12,481 jobs (of at least 6 hours per week) in the district.[4]

ReligionEdit

From the 2000 census, 8,159 or 22.7% were Roman Catholic, while 19,512 or 54.3% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there were 30 individuals (or about 0.08% of the population) who belonged to the Christian Catholic faith.[2]

EducationEdit

Of the school age population (in the 2008/2009 school year), there are 2,711 students attending primary school, there are 1,174 students attending secondary school, there are 755 students attending tertiary or university level schooling, and there are 12 students who are seeking a job after school in the municipality.[2]

MunicipalitiesEdit

Coat of arms Municipality name Population

(31 December 2019)[1]
Area in km²
  Beinwil am See 3,361 5.78
  Birrwil 1,149 5.53
  Burg 1,000 0.94
  Dürrenäsch 1,260 5.91
  Gontenschwil 2,169 9.74
  Holziken 1,474 2.86
  Leimbach 473 1.14
  Leutwil 758 3.75
  Menziken 6,519 6.38
  Oberkulm 2,725 9.40
  Reinach 8,781 9.48
  Schlossrued 835 7.25
  Schmiedrued 1,152 8.65
  Schöftland 4,427 6.28
  Teufenthal 1,641 3.57
  Unterkulm 3,134 8.88
  Zetzwil 1,348 5.81

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "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.
  2. ^ a b c Statistical Department of Canton Aargau - Aargauer Zahlen 2009 (in German) accessed 20 January 2010
  3. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau -Bereich 01 -Bevölkerung (in German) accessed 20 January 2010
  4. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau-Bereich 11 Verkehr und Nachrichtenwesen (in German) accessed 21 January 2010

Coordinates: 47°18′N 8°6′E / 47.300°N 8.100°E / 47.300; 8.100