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|coordinates:|| 47° 3 ' n. Break. |
7° 30 ' o. L.
|Height:||521 m and. M.|
|Surface:||7,4 km ²|
|inhabitants:||4181 (1. January 2005)|
Table of contents
Jegenstorf is on 527 m and. M., 12 km northnortheast the canton capital Berne (air line). The heap village extends in a far lowers at the eastern edge of the Rapperswiler plateau, both sides the village brook, briefly before its delta into the Urtenen, in Swiss central country.
The surface 7,4 km ² of the large Gemeindegebiets covers an only weakly reliefierten section of the central Bernese central country. The eastern municipality part lies in the level of the Urtenen, which partly form the border. From here the municipality soil extends westward into the easily waved landscape of the Rapperswiler plateau, which was rhoneglet over-formed by the ice-age and numerous Moränenhügel exhibits, for example the Bimel (553 m and. M.) northern and the Galgenhoger (557 m and. M.) southern the hollow of the village brook. West this area back lie the formerly swampy surfaces Moos, upper mat and silver field. These again become of the waldigen heights Boell (with 562 m and. M. the highest collection of Jegenstorf), Heschberg (557 m and. M.) and Eichlerenwald limits. Northward the municipality spell is enough in the Hambüelwald (545 m and. M.). From the municipality surface 1997 was allotted 16% to settlements, 20% to forest and wood and 64% to agriculture.
To Jegenstorf expanded new residential districts and some single yards belong. Neighbour municipalities of Jegenstorf are Grafenried, Zauggenried, Münchringen, Mattstetten, Urtenen Schönbühl, Ballmoos, Zuzwil () and Iffwil.
with 4181 inhabitants (at the end of of 2004) belongs to Jegenstorf to the medium sized municipalities of the canton Berne. From the inhabitants 93,6% are German-language, 1,1% französischsprachig and 1,1% speak Albanian (conditions 2000). The total population of Jegenstorf amounted 1850 to 1062 inhabitants, 1900 to 996 inhabitants. In the process 20. Century rose the total population until 1960 slowly however continuously to 1397 persons. Since that time a salient increase in population was registered connected with a trebling of the number of inhabitants within 40 years. A particularly strong growth rate was registered between 1960 and 1970, when the total population doubled itself to more than.
Jegenstorf was until far in 20. Century inside a village predominantly coined/shaped by the agriculture. The handicraft and trade were always aligned to the need of the agriculture. Only a created enterprise for measuring technique a gradual industrialization introduced 1918 .
This very day have a certain value in the acquisition structure of the population owing to the fruitful soils the agriculture , the fruit-growing as well as the dairy farming and the cattle breeding. Numerous further jobs are present in the trade and in the service sector. Since beginning of the 1970er years in trade zones at the southern and northern periphery of the village enterprises of different industries established themselves. In Jegenstorf are today enterprises of the measuring technique and entertainment electronics, construction industry, the electrical branch, the information technology, the timber construction, which represents food processing and mechanical workshops.
Jegenstorf fulfills certain centrallocal functions for the closer surrounding countryside. It is head office of the office saving cash woman well and location of a secondary level school. The 1891 opened to district hospital woman well, which moved to 1977 into a new building, which still 1990 one extended, is since 1999 closed. In the last decades the village developed to a Wohngemeinde. Many employed person are therefore way commuters, who work mainly in the dye Berne.
the municipality is traffic-moderately quite well opened. It is because of the old main street from Berne to Solothurn. The next connection to the motorways A1 (Berne Zurich) and A6 is approximately 4 km far away from the local centre. To 10. April 1916 was taken the section Zollikofen Solothurn of the regional course Berne Solothurn with a station in Jegenstorf in enterprise. For the fine dispersion in public traffic provides a post office autocourse, which serves the distance from Jegenstorf to fairs.
eleven grave hills from the resounding place time in the Hurschwald at the border to the municipality Münchringen, in which partially is enough added like ceramic(s) and decoration were found, as well as the remnants of a Roman property yard in the proximity of the village church witness from an early settlement of the Gemeindegebietes of Jegenstorf.
The first documentary mention of the place took place 1131 under the name Igistorf. The designations Egistor ( 1177 ), Eigistorf ( 1180 ), Jegistorf ( 1220 ), Egestorf ( 1223 ), Yegistorf ( 1229 ) and Jegenstorf appeared later (1299). The place name decreases/goes back on the old-high-German family names Ego or Igo and therefore means village of the Ego/Igo.
Since the Middle Ages the master seat of a Ministerialengeschlechts of the Zähringer in the village , which carried the place name, was. The rule Jegenstorf came later under the sovereignty of the Kyburger. Already around 1300 a part of the rule turned into to the family from Erlach, which however only in 15. Century the whole possession actually brought. Of 16. up to 18. Century gave it several owner changes.
The sovereignty over the area arrived 1406 from the Kyburgern at Berne, which assigned Jegenstorf the regional court Zollikofen. After the collapse of the Ancien Régime (1798) the village belonged during the Helvetik to the district Zollikofen and starting from 1803 to the upper office woman well, which received the status of an office district with the new canton condition from 1831. In the years 1754 and 1820 Jegenstorf was pulled by conflagrations heavily in.
objects of interest
the reformed church sank Maria is a lategothical hall construction established around 1515, whose front tower comes still from the building of predecessors. The existence of holy, condition and coat of arms disks is particularly worth mentioning, in 16. and 17. Century were painted.
Landmark of the municipality is the lock Jegenstorf, that in the core on 12. Century decreases/goes back and around 1720 to a baroque countryseat was developed. In the old local centre numerous characteristic farmhouses of the bernischen land style from that are 18. and 19. Century receive.
Web on the left of
- official Website of the municipality Jegenstorf
- article Jegenstorf in the historical encyclopedia of Switzerland
- aerial photos of the village
Ballmoos | Fearing for ores | Bätterkinden | Büren to the yard | Deisswil | Diemerswil | Etzelkofen | Woman well | Grafenried | Iffwil | Jegenstorf | Limpach | Mattstetten | MOO sea-village | Mülchi | Munich book lake | Münchringen | Ruppoldsried | Schalunen | Barns | Urtenen Schönbühl | Utzenstorf | Wiggiswil | Wiler with Utzenstorf | Zauggenried | Goal brook | Zuzwil
coordinates: 47° 03 ' N, 7° 30 ' O