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Niederdorf

Niederdorf Introduction 

Niederdorf is located in the Waldenburg district, and it is a municipality in the Basel-Landschaft Canton in Switzerland. There are 1,750 people who live there.

Geography 

It has an area, at least when it was tallied in 2009, of about two square miles. Out of this whole area, most of the land (or 58%) is put to use for agriculture, while less than half a square mile (or 27%) is forest-covered. As far as the rest, less than a quarter of a square mile (or 15%) is settled. 

Out of the developed area, industrial buildings make up about 2% of the whole area while buildings and housing make up 9% and infrastructure for transportation accounts for about 4%. Out of the land that is forest-covered, 25% of the place is filled with very thick forest and about 2% is dotted with little tree clusters and orchards. Out of the land that is for agriculture, about 27% is for crops and about a quarter is for pastures. All of the water there is flowing. 

It is in the district of Waldenburg. Waldenburg is one of the five districts of the mostly German-speaking Basel-Country canton. The district is to the south of that area, and it borders on the canton of Solothurn. Its capital is a little town called Waldenburg.

History 

The place is initially mentioned around 1350 as Onoltzwil in dem … nidern dorff. It was noted as Niderndorff around 1450. It was a section of Onoldswil, like Oberdorf. That was up to when the village was dissolved in the 1200s.

Demographics 

There are about 1,750 residents living there. When it was measured in 2012 that was the population. About 21% is composed of nationals from foreign countries. 

The majority of the people there are German-speaking (about 85%), and Italian is the 2nd most common language (about 5.5%). The third most common language is Serbo-Croatian. 

The distribution is about 50% female and 50% male.

Religion 

When the census was taken in 2000, about 24% of the people were Roman Catholic, and about 51% were members of the Swiss Reformed Church.

Education 

About 35% of the people have done their upper secondary education or have finished further higher education.

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