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Coordinates: 47°23′N 8°32′E / 47.383, 8.533

Zürich District
Bezirk Zürich
—  District  —

Coat of arms
Country  Switzerland
Canton  Zürich
Capital Zürich
Area
 • Total 87.78 km2 (33.89 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)
 • Total 379,915
 • Density 4,300/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 1

Zürich District is a district (German: Bezirk) of the Swiss canton of Zürich in Switzerland.

History[]

In 1814, the former district of Zürich was established including the municipalities – "Landgemeinden des Bezirks Zürich" (country municipalities) – surrounding the old city of Zürich, the so-called Altstadt. The district of Zürich as it exists today, was created on 1 July 1989, by splitting the former district of Zürich into three parts:

  • The western part became the district of Dietikon;
  • the eastern part became the district (respectively city) of Zürich with its subdivisions;[1]
  • the municipality of Zollikon located east of Zürich was integrated into the district of Meilen.

Therefore, since 1 July 1989, the district of Zürich (SFOS number 0112) shares the same area as the city of Zürich (0261) with its subdivisions totalling 379,915 (as of 31 December 2012) inhabitants on an area of 87.78 km2 (33.89 sq mi).

Municipalities (subdivisions) of the district of Zürich[]

District building (Bezirksgebäude) located at Badenerstrasse in Zürich

Since 1893 respectively 1934 the city of Zürich as well as the district of Zürich are formed by the old city of Zürich (Altstadt) and by a total of 19 former politically independent municipalities:

CoA Name Merger District
Affoltern Affoltern 1934 11
Albisrieden Albisrieden 1934 9
Altstadt Altstadt 1893 1
Altstetten Altstetten 1934 9
Aussersihl Aussersihl 1893 4 and 5
Enge Enge 1893 2
Fluntern Fluntern 1893 7
Hirslanden Hirslanden 1893 7
Höngg Höngg 1934 10
Hottingen Hottingen 1893 7
Oberstrass Oberstrass 1893 6
Oerlikon Oerlikon 1934 11
Riesbach Riesbach 1893 8
Schwamendingen Schwamendingen 1934 12
Seebach Seebach 1934 11
Unterstrass Unterstrass 1893 6
Wiedikon Wiedikon 1893 3
Wipkingen Wipkingen 1893 10
Witikon Witikon 1934 7
Wollihofen Wollishofen 1893 2

Mergers and exclusions[]

  • 1871: Schwamendingen excluded → Oerlikon[2]
  • 1893: Merger of Aussersihl, Enge, Fluntern, Hirslanden, Hottingen, Oberstrass, Riesbach, Unterstrass, Wiedikon, Wipkingen, Wollishofen and Altstadt → City of Zürich[2]
  • 1931: Merger of Niederurdorf and OberurdorfUrdorf[2]
  • 1934: Merger of Affoltern, Albisrieden, Altstetten, Höngg, Oerlikon, Schwamendingen, Seebach, Witikon and Zürich → City of Zürich[2]
  • 1986: Zollikon excluded → Meilen District[2]
  • 1989: Exclusion of the then remaining 13, excluding the city of Zürich, municipalities → Dietikon District[2]

See also[]

  • Municipalities of the canton of Zürich

References[]

  1. ^ The former 19 independent municipalities of 1893 and 1934, now called districts (German: Kreise), too, form the subdivisions of the city of Zürich. Their subdivisions are called quarters (German: Quartiere).
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Eingemeindete Dörfer (Gemeindearchive)" (in German). Präsidialdepartement Stadt Zürich. https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/prd/de/index/stadtarchiv/benutzung/schriftliche_anfragen_an_das_stadtarchiv_zuerich/eingemeindete_doerfer_gemeindearchive.html#. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 

External links[]

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