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Coat of arms of Rümlang
Coat of arms
Rümlang is located in Switzerland
Location of Rümlang
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Rümlang is located in Canton of Zurich
Rümlang (Canton of Zurich)
Coordinates: 47°27′N 8°32′E / 47.450°N 8.533°E / 47.450; 8.533Coordinates: 47°27′N 8°32′E / 47.450°N 8.533°E / 47.450; 8.533
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Dielsdorf
 • Total 12.41 km2 (4.79 sq mi)
Elevation 443 m (1,453 ft)
Population (Dec 2017[2])
 • Total 7,968
 • Density 640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Postal code 8153
SFOS number 0097
Surrounded by Kloten, Niederhasli, Oberglatt, Opfikon, Regensdorf, Winkel, Zurich
Website www.ruemlang.ch
SFSO statistics

Rümlang is a municipality in the district of Dielsdorf in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland, and belongs to the Glatt Valley (German: Glattal). Zürich Airport is partially located in Rümlang.[3]


Katzenrüti in Rümlang

Rümlang has an area of 12.5 km2 (4.8 sq mi). Of this area, 51.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 22.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 23.9% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1.7%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]


Rümlang has a population (as of 31 December 2017) of 7,968.[2] As of 2007, 25.2% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 16.3%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (83.5%), with Italian being second most common ( 4.7%) and Albanian being third ( 2.1%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 48.4% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (23%), the CSP (6.7%) and the FDP (6.5%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 20.9% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 64.7% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 14.4%. In Rümlang about 73.8% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Rümlang has an unemployment rate of 3.18%. As of 2005, there were 150 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 34 businesses involved in this sector. 1446 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 133 businesses in this sector. 3329 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 368 businesses in this sector.[4]


Rümlang is served by Rümlang railway station on Zürich S-Bahn lines S9 and S15. It is a 14 minute ride from Zürich Hauptbahnhof.


The commune has a single Primarschule.[5] The Sekundarschule Rümlang-Oberglatt serves secondary level students.[6]

The Musikschule Bülach in Bülach serves the commune.[7]


  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. ^ "OIS Rümlang." Geoglatt. Retrieved on 2 October 2009.
  4. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 04-August-2009
  5. ^ "Primarschule." Commune of Rümlang. Retrieved on April 23, 2015.
  6. ^ "Sekundarschule Rümlang-Oberglatt." Commune of Rümlang. Retrieved on April 23, 2015.
  7. ^ "Musikschule Bülach." Commune of Rümlang. Retrieved on April 23, 2015.

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