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|coordinates:|| 47° 37 ' n. Break. |
8° 32 ' o. L.
|Height:||419 m and. M.|
|Surface:||10,74 km ²|
|inhabitants:||3610 (31. December 2004)|
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Rafz is the close German border on 424 m u. M. (Post office), the surface of the municipality amounts to 1074 hectars. With a number of inhabitants of 3432 persons (conditions at the beginning of of 2003) 503 foreigners , 1915 are Evangelist and 708 Roman catholic. The 1974 hectars large municipality surface builds itself up as follows: Agriculture 52%, forest 33%, traffic 3%, settlements 11%.
candidates of the SVP (43%) and the FR (22%) selected politics the Rafzer into the national council. (Percentage figures of the national council elections 2003). Municipality president is Jürg Sigrist Liechtlin.
main branch of trade was during centuries, was determining the agriculture also for the cultural adjustment of the municipality. Only later, after the development of Rafz by the rapid-transit railway and the motorway le-laugh -, new industries settled Zurich in the Rafzerfeld . Admits became it particularly by the gravel quarrying, which coined/shaped the landscape at some places. Today Rafz is the center of that northern Zipfels of the canton Zurich. Over 800 the jobs of Rafz are predominantly in the range horticulture, high and foundation engineering and textile industry settled. Worth mentioning also the every three years are taking place Rafzer autumn measure, where above all a strong appearance is provided for the local wine.
in a deed of donation from the year 870, issued of king Ludwig the German, is mentioned documentary Rafz the first time. Therein he gave the Odilloz to Rafz to the monastery Rheinau. Over several stations the low jurisdiction was finally sold to 1496 by Rafz to the city Zurich; from now on the inhabitant of zurich Landvogt was responsible to Eglisau for it. The high jurisdiction remained with the counts von Sulz, who saw themselves forced after the Dreissigjährigen war to likewise sell these to the city Zurich.
To 22. February 1945 bombarded the US army Rafz erroneously and 8 humans died.
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- official Website of the municipality Rafz
- statistic data to the municipality Rafz
- municipality Rafz in the GIS of the canton Zurich
- local plan of the village Rafz
brook-le-laugh | Bassersdorf | Le-laugh | Dietlikon | Eglisau | Embrach | Freienstein Teufen | Glattfelden | Hochfelden | Höri | Hüntwangen | Kloten | Lufingen | Nürensdorf | Upper-broke | Opfikon | Rafz | Rorbas | Wallisellen | Wasterkingen | Wil | Angle
coordinates: 47° 37 ' N, 8° 32 ' O