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Burglen

Burglen Introduction

Burglen is located in the Weinfelden district, and it is a municipality in the Thurgau canton in the country of Switzerland. It has a population of around 3,400 people.

Geography 

Burglen has a total area of roughly 4.5 square miles (when it was measured in 2009). Out of this whole area, about 62% is put to use for agricultural activities, while 17.5% is covered in forest. Out of the remainder of the land, about 17% is settled (roads or buildings), and 2.5% of the land is either lakes or rivers. There is about .5% that is non-useful land. 

Of the area that is settled, industrial buildings make up about 6% of the whole area while buildings and housing make up about 2.5% and infrastructure for transportation makes up about 3.8%. Sports fields, green belts, and parks make up about 5%. Out of the land that is covered in forest, 16% is heavily forested, and 1.3% is covered with little clusters of trees and orchards. Of the land put to use for agricultural activities, roughly 56% is used for crop growth, and about 6.4$ used for vine crops and orchards. 100% of the water in Burglen is flowing water. 

It is situated in the district of Weinfelden. It was established in 1995 out of the old Ortsgemeinden of Burglen, Opfershofen, and Leimbach of the old Munizipalgemeinde of Burglen, and it also includes Istighoften, which was once part of Bussnang.

Demographics 

Burglen has a population of around 3,400. Over 25% of the population is composed of foreign nationals. Over the last decade, the population has gone down at a rate of about 9%. The majority of the population is German-speaking, the second most commonly spoken language is Albanian, and third most commonly spoken language is Turkish, at about 84%, 6%, and 3%, respectively. 

The gender distribution of the municipality is almost even, at about 50% and 50%.

Sights 

The entire town of Burglen is listed as a Swiss Heritage Site.

Religion 

About 30% of the population is Roman Catholic, and about 41% are members of the Swiss Reformed Church. Out of the remainder of the population, there are about 80 people who are members of the Orthodox Church. There are a little over 100 people who are members of another Christian church. There are about 500 people who live there who are Islamic.

Burglen Photo Gallery

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