Thörigen

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Thörigen
Thörigen (Canton of Bern)
Coordinates: 47°10′N7°44′E / 47.167°N 7.733°E / 47.167; 7.733 Coordinates: 47°10′N7°44′E / 47.167°N 7.733°E / 47.167; 7.733
Country Switzerland
Canton Bern
District Oberaargau
Area [1]
  Total 4.55 km2 (1.76 sq mi)
Elevation 483 m (1,585 ft)
Population (Dec 2016 [2] )
  Total 1,117
  Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Postal code 3367
SFOS number 0989
Surrounded by Bettenhausen, Bleienbach, Bollodingen, Herzogenbuchsee, Ochlenberg, Thunstetten
Website www.thoerigen.ch
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Thörigen is a municipality in the Oberaargau administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.

Municipalities of Switzerland smallest government division in Switzerland

Municipalities are the lowest level of administrative division in Switzerland. Each municipality is part of one of the Swiss cantons, which form the Swiss Confederation. In most cantons municipalities are also part of districts or other sub-cantonal administrative divisions.

The 26 cantons of Switzerland are the member states of the Swiss Confederation. The nucleus of the Swiss Confederacy in the form of the first three confederate allies used to be referred to as the Waldstätte. Two further major steps in the development of the Swiss cantonal system are referred to by the terms Acht Orte and Dreizehn Orte ; they were important intermediate periods of the Ancient Swiss Confederacy.

Switzerland federal republic in Western Europe

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated in western, central and southern Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. The sovereign state is a federal republic bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million people is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global cities and economic centres Zürich and Geneva.

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Geography

Thörigen has an area of 4.5 km2 (1.7 sq mi). Of this area, 51.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 36.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 11.5% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.4%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains). [3]

Demographics

Thörigen has a population (as of 31 December 2016) of 1,117. [2] As of 2007, 4.2% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 5.5%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (97.9%), with French being second most common ( 0.4%) and English being third ( 0.4%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 58.5% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the FDP (11.7%), the SPS (11.3%) and the CSP (5.1%).

Swiss Peoples Party political party

The Swiss People's Party, also known as the Democratic Union of the Centre, is a national-conservative and right-wing populist political party in Switzerland. Chaired by Albert Rösti, the party is the largest party in the Federal Assembly, with 65 members of the National Council and 5 of the Council of States.

Free Democratic Party of Switzerland

The Free Democratic Party or Radical Democratic Party was a liberal political party in Switzerland. Formerly one of the major parties in Switzerland, on 1 January 2009 it merged with the Liberal Party of Switzerland to form FDP.The Liberals.

Social Democratic Party of Switzerland political party in Switzerland

The Social Democratic Party of Switzerland is a political party in Switzerland. It has been represented by two Federal Councilors since 1960 and got the second-most votes in the 2015 national elections.

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 23.3% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 62.3% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 14.4%. In Thörigen about 76.4% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule ).

A Fachhochschule, abbreviated FH, or University of Applied Sciences (UAS) is a German tertiary education institution, specializing in topical areas.

Thörigen has an unemployment rate of 0.73%. As of 2005, there were 60 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 19 businesses involved in this sector. 136 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 17 businesses in this sector. 168 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 31 businesses in this sector. [3]

The primary sector of the economy includes any industry involved in the extraction and collection of natural resources; such as farming, forestry, mining and fishing.

The secondary sector of the economy includes industries that produce a finished, usable product or are involved in construction.

Tertiary sector of the economy service sector

The tertiary sector or service sector is the third of the three economic sectors of the three-sector theory. The others are the secondary sector, and the primary sector.

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References

  1. Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. 1 2 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. 1 2 Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 22-Jul-2009