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Rheinfelden District

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Rheinfelden District lies in the northwest of the canton of Aargau in Switzerland, in the Fricktal region. Its capital is Rheinfelden. Around 88% of the population live in the conurbation of Basel. There are 14 municipalities, with a population of 47,920 (as of 31 December 2018)[1] living in an area of 112.09 km². The population density is around 355 persons per square kilometre.

Rheinfelden District

Bezirk Rheinfelden
District
Country  Switzerland
Canton Aargau
CapitalRheinfelden
Area
 • Total112.09 km2 (43.28 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total47,920
 • Density430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipalities14
Population

GeographyEdit

The Rheinfelden district has an area, as of 2009, of 111.98 square kilometres (43.24 sq mi). Of this area, 49.26 km2 (19.02 sq mi) or 44.0% is used for agricultural purposes, while 44.45 km2 (17.16 sq mi) or 39.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 14.96 km2 (5.78 sq mi) or 13.4% is settled (buildings or roads).[2]

DemographicsEdit

Rheinfelden district has a population (as of December 2018) of 47,920.[1] As of June 2009, 21.3% of the population are foreign nationals.[3]

EconomyEdit

In 2000 there were 19,081 workers who lived in the district. Of these, 13,553 or about 71.0% of the residents worked outside the Rheinfelden district while 8,272 people commuted into the district for work. There were a total of 13,800 jobs (of at least 6 hours per week) in the district.[4]

ReligionEdit

From the 2000 census, 14,982 or 40.2% were Roman Catholic, while 11,153 or 29.9% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there were 2 474 who belonged to the Christian Catholic faith.[2]

EducationEdit

Of the school age population (in the 2008/2009 school year), there are 3,090 students attending primary school, there are 1,111 students attending secondary school, there are 734 students attending tertiary or university level schooling, and there are 32 students who are seeking a job after school in the municipality.[2]

MunicipalitiesEdit

Coat of arms Municipality Population

(31 December 2018)[1]
Area, km²[5]
  Hellikon 783 7.05
  Kaiseraugst 5,554 4.91
  Magden 3,914 11.01
  Möhlin 11,043 18.79
  Mumpf 1,467 3.1
  Obermumpf 1,074 5.03
  Olsberg 358 4.62
  Rheinfelden 13,532 16.03
  Schupfart 808 7.04
  Stein 3,198 2.81
  Wallbach 1,953 4.51
  Wegenstetten 1,066 7.13
  Zeiningen 2,310 11.37
  Zuzgen 860 8.39

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 23 September 2019
  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
  5. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office-Land Use Statistics 2009 data (in German) accessed 25 March 2010

Coordinates: 47°33′N 7°47′E / 47.550°N 7.783°E / 47.550; 7.783