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Coat of arms of Boppelsen
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Boppelsen is located in Switzerland
Location of Boppelsen
Karte Gemeinde Boppelsen 2007.png
Boppelsen is located in Canton of Zurich
Boppelsen (Canton of Zurich)
Coordinates: 47°28′N 8°24′E / 47.467°N 8.400°E / 47.467; 8.400Coordinates: 47°28′N 8°24′E / 47.467°N 8.400°E / 47.467; 8.400
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Dielsdorf
 • Total 3.96 km2 (1.53 sq mi)
Elevation 521 m (1,709 ft)
Population (Dec 2016[2])
 • Total 1,327
 • Density 340/km2 (870/sq mi)
Postal code 8113
SFOS number 0082
Surrounded by Buchs, Otelfingen, Regensberg, Schleinikon
SFSO statistics

Boppelsen is a municipality in the district of Dielsdorf in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.


Boppelsen is first mentioned in 1130 as de Bobpinsolo.[3]


Boppelsen has an area of 3.9 km2 (1.5 sq mi). Of this area, 42.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 47.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 9.7% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.3%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality is located in the hills above the Furttal.


Boppelsen has a population (as of 31 December 2016) of 1,327.[2] As of 2007, 11.2% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 41.7%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (92.2%), with Portuguese being second most common ( 2.7%) and French being third ( 0.7%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 39.8% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the FDP (16.9%), the CSP (15.1%) and the SPS (10.3%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 21.6% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 68.4% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 10%. About 87.8% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Boppelsen has an unemployment rate of 1.44%. As of 2005, there were 112 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 17 businesses involved in this sector. 21 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 8 businesses in this sector. 82 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 31 businesses in this sector.[4] The historical population is given in the following table:[3]

year population
1634 168
1709 206
1850 334
1900 256
1910 234
1950 292
2000 1,018


  1. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 30 August 2017
  3. ^ a b Boppelsen in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived January 5, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. accessed 03-Aug-2009

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