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Niederhasli is a municipality in the district of Dielsdorf in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.

Skyline of Niederhasli
Coat of arms of Niederhasli
Coat of arms
Location of Niederhasli
Niederhasli is located in Switzerland
Niederhasli is located in Canton of Zurich
Coordinates: 47°29′N 8°29′E / 47.483°N 8.483°E / 47.483; 8.483Coordinates: 47°29′N 8°29′E / 47.483°N 8.483°E / 47.483; 8.483
 • Total11.24 km2 (4.34 sq mi)
418 m (1,371 ft)
 • Total9,264
 • Density820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Postal code
SFOS number0090
Surrounded byBuchs, Dielsdorf, Niederglatt, Oberglatt, Regensdorf, Rümlang, Steinmaur
SFSO statistics



Niederhasli is first mentioned in 931 as Hasila.[3]


A house in Niederhasli with the church steeple behind it

Niederhasli has an area of 11.3 km2 (4.4 sq mi). Of this area, 58.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 21.5% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 18.7% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1.5%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality is located in the lower Glatttal near the entrance to the Wehntal. It includes the villages of Niederhasli, Oberhasli, Mettmenhasli and Nassenwil. Before 1840 it also included the village of Niederglatt, which became an independent municipality at that time.


Niederhasli has a population (as of 31 December 2017) of 9,202.[5] As of 2007, 22.6% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 18.9%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (83.9%), with Italian being second most common ( 4.7%) and Albanian being third ( 2.4%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 43.8% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (15.4%), the CVP (11.9%) and the FDP (9.5%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 25.9% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 66.9% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 7.2%. In Niederhasli about 75.8% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Niederhasli has an unemployment rate of 2.82%. As of 2005, there were 85 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 36 businesses involved in this sector. 573 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 59 businesses in this sector. 1016 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 186 businesses in this sector.[4]

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

year population
1634 502
1850 1,046
1900 876
1950 1,072
1980 5,057
2000 7,589


Niederhasli railway station is a stop of the Zürich S-Bahn on the line S15. It is a 20 minute ride from Zürich Hauptbahnhof.


  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 Niederhasli in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 03-Aug-2009
  5. ^ "STAT-TAB – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit" (online database) (official site) (in German and French). Neuchâtel, Switzerland: Federal Statistical Office - FSO. Retrieved 17 September 2018.

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