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Dornach

Dornach Overview

Dornach is located in the Dorneck district, and it is a municipality in the Solothurn canton in Switzerland. It has a population of roughly 6,400 people.

Geography

Dornach has a total area of 2.20 square miles. That was the whole area when it was measured in 2009. Out of this total area, less than half of a square mile (or about 17%) is put to use for agriculture. About one square mile (or 46%) is covered in forest. Out of the remainder of the land, less than one square mile (or 36%) is settled (roads or buildings), about five acres is either lakes or rivers and about 2.5 acres is unproductive land. 

Of the area that is built up, industrial buildings make up about 3.5% of the whole area while buildings and housing make up about 22% and infrastructure for transportation makes up about 7%. Sports fields, green belts, and parks make up about 2%. Out of the land that is covered in forest, 44% of the land is covered in heavy forest and 2% is covered with little clusters of trees and orchards. Out of the land put to use for agriculture, 6^ is used for crops and 8% is used for pastures, while just 3% is used for vine crops and orchards. 100% of the water there is flowing water. 

The place is located in the district of Dorneck. It is comprised of the village of Dornach, and that is made up of a couple of different villages. Dornachbrugg and Dornachdorf (also called OBerdornach) are the two villages. Until the last part of the 1800s the two villages were totally separate.

Demographics 

Dornach has a resident population of around 6,400. When it was measured in 2008, about 24% of the population was nationals from foreign countries. Over the last decade the resident population has changed at a 4% rate. 

The majority of the population (as of the year 2000) was German-speaking (about 89%), and Italian was the second most commonly spoken language (about 2%) and French is the 3rd most commonly spoken language at 1.5% There are just a handful of people who speak Romansh.

When it was measured in 2008, the gender distribution of the place was about 48% male and 52% female.

Swiss Heritage Sites of National Significance 

There are several sites of national significance in the area, and those include the Goetheanum, the De Jaager House, and the ruins of Dorneck Castle.

Dornach Photo Gallery

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