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Zofingen

Zofingen Introduction

Zofingen is located in the Aargau canton in the country of Switzerland. It has a population of roughly 10,800. It is the capital of the Zofingen district. It is a walled city, and it is the site of an ancient settlement and monastery.

History 

The town was established in 1201 by the Frohburg counts.

Geography 

The town has an area, at least when the data was collected in 2009, of about four square miles. Of this land, about one square mile (or 19%) is for agriculture, while about two square miles (or 47%) is covered in forest. Of the remaining land, about one square mile (or 33%) is developed (roads or buildings), and less than 1% is either lakes or rivers. 

Of the area that is developed, commercial buildings make up about 4.5% of the whole area while buildings and housing make up about 18% and infrastructure related to transportation makes up about 7%. Sports fields, green belts, and parks make up about 3%. Out of the forest-covered land, about 46% of the whole land area is covered in heavy forest and about 1.4% is covered in little clusters of trees and orchards. Of the land for agriculture, about 4.3% is for crops and 12% is for pastures, while about 2% is for vine crops or orchards.

Demographics 

The city has a population of about 10,800.  When the data was collected in 2009, about 16% of the population was foreign nationals. Over the last decade the population has changed at about a 15% rate. The majority of the population is German-speaking (about 89%), and Italian is the 2nd most common language (about 3.4%). Portuguese is the 3rd most common language (about 1.4%).

Swiss Heritage Sites of National Significance 

There are ten structures here that are listed as heritage sites of national significance. There are several important sites here, and it is one of the main reasons to visit this ancient city. You can see a Roman era farmhouse, an armory, a Quarantine house, a municipal schoolhouse, and more. Take a tour of the city’s heritage sites when you have a free day there to explore it.

Religion 

When the tally was taken in 2000, about 30% of the population was Roman Catholic, and about 49% were members of the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the remainder of the population, there were a little over 30 individuals who were adherents to the Christian Catholic faith.

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