Reformed Church in Regensdorf, located on Watterstrasse
|• Total||14.62 km2 (5.64 sq mi)|
|Elevation||443 m (1,453 ft)|
|• Density||1,300/km2 (3,200/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Buchs, Dällikon, Niederhasli, Oberengstringen, Rümlang, Unterengstringen, Weiningen, Zürich|
Regensdorf has an area of 14.6 km2 (5.6 sq mi). Of this area, 43.5% is used for agricultural purposes, while 23.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 30.6% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (2.3%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
The municipality is located on both sides of the Furtbach (Furt stream). It consists of the villages of Watt (which in turn includes the hamlets of Oberdorf, Altburg, Katzensee and Neu-Hard), Adlikon and Regensdorf (which includes the hamlets of Alt-Hard and Geissberg).
Regensdorf has a population (as of 31 December 2017) of 18,317. As of 2007[update], 31.4% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 16.5%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (77.8%), with Italian being second most common ( 5.6%) and Albanian being third ( 3.9%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 21.7% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 67.7% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 10.6%. In Regensdorf about 65.6% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).
Regensdorf has an unemployment rate of 3.39%. As of 2005[update], there were 97 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 30 businesses involved in this sector. 2418 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 163 businesses in this sector. 6321 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 626 businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
Upon the completion of the 4th development phase of Zurich S-Bahn network, S21 will be added to serve the line Regensdorf-Zurich. According to ZVV, S21 will go through the new DML tunnel and it won't be stopping at Zürich-Seebach.
In September 2014 an additional Zurich S-Bahn connection from Regensdorf to Zurich Main Station via ETH Hönggerberg "Science City" underground station has been published. .
- John Gossweiler (1873 in Regensdorf – 1952 in Lisbon) state botanist to the Government of Angola from 1899-1952
- Heinz Stettler (1952 in Regensdorf - 2006) a Swiss bobsledder, bronze medallist at the 1984 Winter Olympics
- "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
- "Bilanz der ständigen Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Staatsangehörigkeit (Kategorie), Geschlecht und demographischen Komponenten". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
- Regensdorf in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 04-Aug-2009
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 17 September 2018
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