Aarau District

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Aarau District is a district in the Swiss Canton of Aargau with administrative capital Aarau encompasses the agglomeration of Aarau south of the Juras.

Aarau District

Bezirk Aarau
District
Country  Switzerland
Canton Aargau
CapitalAarau
Area
 • Total104.47 km2 (40.34 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total79,330
 • Density760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipalities12

GeographyEdit

In 2009, the Aargau District had a total area of 104.48 square kilometers (40.34 sq mi). Of that area, 32.06 km2 (12.38 sq mi), or about 30.7%, was cultivated land, 50.38 km2 (19.45 sq mi), or about 48.2%, was forested and 21.02 km2 (8.12 sq mi), or about 20.1%, has some type of construction on it.[1]

DemographicsEdit

In December 2018, Aarau District had a population of 79,330.[2]

In 2000, there were 3,277 homes with 1 or 2 persons in the household, 14,181 homes with 3 or 4 persons in the household, and 9,295 homes with 5 or more persons in the household. The average number of people per household was 2.24 individuals.[3] In 2008, there were 10,614 single family homes (or 32.3% of the total) out of a total of 32,851 homes and apartments.[4]

Of the school age population (in the 2008/2009 school year), there were 4,891 students attending primary school, 1,755 students attending secondary school, 1,175 students attending tertiary or university level schooling and 35 students who are seeking a job after school in the municipality.[3]

EconomyEdit

In 2000, there were 32,987 residents who worked in the district, while 23,730 residents worked outside the Aarau District and 29,444 people commuted into the district for work.[5]

ReligionEdit

From the 2000 census, 17,246 or 27.3% were Roman Catholic, while 31,124 or 49.3% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there are 179 individuals (or about 0.28% of the population) who belong to the Christian Catholic faith.[3]

MunicipalitiesEdit

Crest Name of municipality Population

(31 December 2019)[2]
Area
in km²
  Aarau 21,773 12.34a
  Biberstein 1,598 4.10
  Buchs (AG) 7,971 5.36
  Densbüren 721 12.52
  Erlinsbach 4,252 9.87
  Gränichen 7,994 17.21
  Hirschthal 1,611 3.53
  Küttigen 6,268 11.89
  Muhen 3,907 7.03
  Oberentfelden 8,510 7.16
  Suhr 10,476 10.59
  Unterentfelden 4,249 2.87
Total 79,330 104.47
^a In 2010, Rohr merged into Aarau, Aarau area includes Rohr

MergersEdit

The following changes to the district's municipalities have occurred since 2000:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau-Aargauer Zahlen 2009 – Arealstatistik (in German) accessed 22 January 2010
  2. ^ a b "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.
  3. ^ a b c Statistical Department of Canton Aargau - Aargauer Zahlen 2009 (in German) accessed 20 January 2010
  4. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau (in German) accessed 20 January 2010
  5. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau-Bereich 11 Verkehr und Nachrichtenwesen (in German) accessed 21 January 2010


Coordinates: 47°23′N 8°2′E / 47.383°N 8.033°E / 47.383; 8.033