Rümlang is a municipality in the district of Dielsdorf in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland, and belongs to the Glatt Valley (German: Glattal). Zurich Airport is partially located in Rümlang.[3]

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Coat of arms of Rümlang
Location of Rümlang
Rümlang is located in Switzerland
Rümlang is located in Canton of Zurich
Coordinates: 47°27′N 8°32′E / 47.450°N 8.533°E / 47.450; 8.533Coordinates: 47°27′N 8°32′E / 47.450°N 8.533°E / 47.450; 8.533
 • Total12.39 km2 (4.78 sq mi)
443 m (1,453 ft)
 • Total8,170
 • Density660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
SFOS number0097
Surrounded byKloten, Niederhasli, Oberglatt, Opfikon, Regensdorf, Winkel, Zurich
SFSO statistics


Katzenrüti in Rümlang
Aerial view from 300 m by Walter Mittelholzer (1925)

Rümlang has an area of 12.5 km2 (4.8 sq mi). Of this area, 51.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 22.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 23.9% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1.7%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]


Rümlang has a population (as of 31 December 2020) of 8,277.[5] As of 2007, 25.2% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 16.3%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (83.5%), with Italian being second most common ( 4.7%) and Albanian being third ( 2.1%).

In the 2019 Swiss federal election, the most popular party was the SVP which received 41.6% of the vote. The next four most popular parties were the SPS (19.8%), the GLP (9.9%), the FDP (8.7%) and the GPS (6.3%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 20.9% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 64.7% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 14.4%. In Rümlang about 73.8% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Rümlang has an unemployment rate of 3.18%. As of 2005, there were 150 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 34 businesses involved in this sector. 1446 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 133 businesses in this sector. 3329 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 368 businesses in this sector.[4]


Rümlang is served by Rümlang railway station on Zürich S-Bahn lines S9 and S15. It is a 14 minute ride from Zürich Hauptbahnhof.


The commune has two Primarschulen.[6] The Sekundarschule Rümlang-Oberglatt serves secondary level students.[7]

The Musikschule Bülach in Bülach serves the commune.[8]


  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. ^ "OIS Rümlang." Geoglatt. Retrieved on 2 October 2009.
  4. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 04-August-2009
  5. ^ "Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit". bfs.admin.ch (in German). Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB. 31 December 2020. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Primarschule." Commune of Rümlang. Retrieved on April 23, 2015.
  7. ^ "Sekundarschule Rümlang-Oberglatt." Commune of Rümlang. Retrieved on April 23, 2015.
  8. ^ "Musikschule Bülach." Commune of Rümlang. Retrieved on April 23, 2015.

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