Siblingen is a municipality in the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland.

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Coat of arms of Siblingen
Location of Siblingen
Siblingen is located in Switzerland
Siblingen is located in Canton of Schaffhausen
Coordinates: 47°42′N 8°31′E / 47.700°N 8.517°E / 47.700; 8.517Coordinates: 47°42′N 8°31′E / 47.700°N 8.517°E / 47.700; 8.517
 • Total9.42 km2 (3.64 sq mi)
508 m (1,667 ft)
 • Total886
 • Density94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
SFOS number2953
Surrounded byBeringen, Gächlingen, Hemmental, Löhningen, Neunkirch, Schleitheim
Profile (in German), SFSO statistics


Aerial view from 300 m by Walter Mittelholzer (1923)

Siblingen has an area, as of 2006, of 9.3 km2 (3.6 sq mi). Of this area, 44.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 48.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 6.3% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.4%) is non-productive (rivers or lakes).[3]

Coat of armsEdit

The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Gules a Pine Tree Vert trunked and eradicated proper.[4]


Siblingen has a population (as of 2008) of 743, of which 9.8% are foreign nationals. Of the foreign population, (as of 2008), 52.9% are from Germany, 8.6% are from Italy, and 38.6% are from another country.[5] Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -2.9%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (97.5%), with Spanish being second most common ( 1.0%) and Portuguese being third ( 0.8%).[3]

The age distribution of the population (as of 2008) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 18.2% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 65.4% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 16.4%.[5]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 42.2% of the vote. The next two most popular parties were the SP (33.9%), and the FDP (23.9%) .[3]

In Siblingen about 80.9% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[3] In Siblingen, as of 2007, 2.01% of the population attend kindergarten or another pre-school, 6.29% attend a Primary School, 2.54% attend a lower level Secondary School, and 3.75% attend a higher level Secondary School.[5]

As of 2000, 13.2% of the population belonged to the Roman Catholic Church and 72.8% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church.[5]

The historical population is given in the following table:[5]

year population
1990 743
2000 718


Siblingen has an unemployment rate, as of 2007, of 1.02%. As of 2005, there were 61 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 25 businesses involved in this sector. 37 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 12 businesses in this sector. 62 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 23 businesses in this sector.[3]

As of 2008 the mid year average unemployment rate was 1.2%. There were 31 non-agrarian businesses in the municipality and 47.1% of the (non-agrarian) population was involved in the secondary sector of the economy while 52.9% were involved in the third. At the same time, 70.2% of the working population was employed full-time, and 29.8% was employed part-time. There were 104 residents of the municipality who were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 34.6% of the workforce. As of 2000 there were 109 residents who worked in the municipality, while 248 residents worked outside Siblingen and 38 people commuted into the municipality for work.[5]

As of 2008, there are 2 restaurants, and 1 hotel with 15 beds. The hospitality industry in Siblingen employs 8 people.[5]

Heritage sites of national significanceEdit

The early-La Tène culture era graveyard at Auf dem Stein is listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance.[6]


  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 c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 22-December-2009
  4. ^ Flags of the accessed 22-December-2009
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Statistical Office of the Canton of Schaffhausen (in German) accessed 2 December 2009
  6. ^ Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance Archived 2009-05-01 at the Wayback Machine 21.11.2008 version, (in German) accessed 22-Dec-2009