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

Zürich District
Bezirk Zürich
—  District  —
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Coat of arms
Karte Bezirk Zürich 2007.png
Country Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland
Canton Flag of Canton of Zürich.svg 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 Edit

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:

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 Edit

Aussersihl - Bezirksgebäude Zürich - Badenerstrasse 2012-11-23 14-42-11 (P7700) ShiftN

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-blazon Affoltern 1934 11
Wappen-Albisrieden Albisrieden 1934 9
Wappen Zürich matt Altstadt 1893 1
Altstetten-blazon Altstetten 1934 9
Aussersihl-blazon Aussersihl 1893 4 and 5
Enge-coat of arms Enge 1893 2
Fluntern-blazon Fluntern 1893 7
Hirslanden-blazon Hirslanden 1893 7
Hoengg-blazon Höngg 1934 10
Hottingen-blazon Hottingen 1893 7
Oberstrass-blazon Oberstrass 1893 6
Oerlikon-blazon Oerlikon 1934 11
Riesbach-blazon Riesbach 1893 8
Schwamendingen-blazon Schwamendingen 1934 12
Seebach-blazon Seebach 1934 11
Unterstrass-blazon Unterstrass 1893 6
Wiedikon-blazon Wiedikon 1893 3
Wipkingen-blazon Wipkingen 1893 10
Witikon-blazon Witikon 1934 7
Wappen Wollishofen Wollishofen 1893 2

Mergers and exclusions Edit

See also Edit

References Edit

  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 Edit

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