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Glattfelden is a municipality in the district of Bülach in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland, and belongs to the Glatt Valley (German: Glattal).

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Coat of arms of Glattfelden
Coat of arms
Location of Glattfelden
Glattfelden is located in Switzerland
Glattfelden is located in Canton of Zurich
Coordinates: 47°34′N 8°30′E / 47.567°N 8.500°E / 47.567; 8.500Coordinates: 47°34′N 8°30′E / 47.567°N 8.500°E / 47.567; 8.500
 • Total12.3 km2 (4.7 sq mi)
387 m (1,270 ft)
 • Total5,202
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
SFOS number0058
Surrounded byBülach, Eglisau, Hochfelden, Hohentengen am Hochrhein (DE-BW), Hüntwangen, Stadel bei Niederglatt, Weiach
SFSO statistics


Glattfelden is first mentioned in 1130 as Glatevelden.[3]


Glattfelden church
Aerial view from 100 m by Walter Mittelholzer (1919)

Glattfelden has an area of 12.3 km2 (4.7 sq mi). Of this area, 47.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 32.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 17.5% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (3.1%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality includes the village of Glattfelden, located at the end of the Glatt valley, the communities of Zweidlen, Schachen and Rheinsfelden and the exclave of Neuhaus.


Glattfelden has a population (as of 31 December 2019) of 5,217.[5] As of 2007, 18.3% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 18.1%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (86.5%), with Italian being second most common ( 3.7%) and Albanian being third ( 2.7%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 47.9% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (15.2%), the CSP (12.6%) and the Green Party (8.1%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 26.1% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 62.9% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 11%. In Glattfelden about 70.5% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Glattfelden has an unemployment rate of 2.72%. As of 2005, there were 69 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 27 businesses involved in this sector. 211 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 49 businesses in this sector. 395 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 95 businesses in this sector.[4]

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

year population
1634 593
1771 634
1836 1,098
1850 1,247
1880 1,756
1900 1,584
1950 2,209
2000 3,544


Glattfelden is served by two railway stations:

Famous residentsEdit


  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 Glattfelden in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived January 5, 2016, at the Wayback Machine accessed 29-Jul-2009
  5. ^ "Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit". (in German). Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB. 31 December 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  6. ^ a b "S-Bahn trains, buses and boats" (PDF). ZVV. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 31, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-19.
  7. ^ a b (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2012-01-19.

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