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Main street in Dänikon
Main street in Dänikon
Coat of arms of Dänikon
Coat of arms
Dänikon is located in Switzerland
Location of Dänikon
Karte Gemeinde Dänikon 2007.png
Dänikon is located in Canton of Zurich
Dänikon (Canton of Zurich)
Coordinates: 47°27′N 8°24′E / 47.450°N 8.400°E / 47.450; 8.400Coordinates: 47°27′N 8°24′E / 47.450°N 8.400°E / 47.450; 8.400
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Dielsdorf
 • Total 2.87 km2 (1.11 sq mi)
Elevation 437 m (1,434 ft)
Population (Dec 2017[2])
 • Total 1,879
 • Density 650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Postal code 8114
SFOS number 0085
Surrounded by Buchs, Dällikon, Hüttikon, Oetwil an der Limmat, Otelfingen
Website www.daenikon.ch
SFSO statistics

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


Dänikon is first mentioned in 1130 as Täninchoven.[3]

Until 1843 it was part of the municipality of Dällikon.


Buchs, Lägern and Dänikon villages

Dänikon has an area of 2.8 km2 (1.1 sq mi). Of this area, 53.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 31.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 13.6% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1.1%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality is located on the left side of the Furttal.


Municipal administration building of Dänikon

Dänikon has a population (as of 31 December 2017) of 1,879.[2] As of 2007, 23.9% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 2.9%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (87.4%), with Italian being second most common ( 2.6%) and Turkish being third ( 2.2%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 47.4% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (14.7%), the FDP (9.6%) and the CSP (9.3%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 28% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 65.7% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 6.3%. The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Dänikon about 75.9% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).

Dänikon has an unemployment rate of 3.08%. As of 2005, there were 68 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 10 businesses involved in this sector. 235 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 26 businesses in this sector. 121 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 35 businesses in this sector.[4]

The historical population is given in the following table:[3]

year population
1467 7 Households
1634 88
1799 173
1850 238
1900 192
1950 175
1970 373
2000 1,749


  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 17 September 2018
  3. ^ a b Dänikon 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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