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Brislach coat of arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of Basel-CountryCanton of Basel-Country Basel-Country (BL)
District : To run
BFS no. : 2782i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 4225
Coordinates : 607 863  /  252003 coordinates: 47 ° 25 '8 "  N , 7 ° 32' 34"  O ; CH1903:  607,863  /  252003
Height : 371  m above sea level M.
Height range : 325–618 m above sea level M.
Area : 9.42  km²
Residents: 1652 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 175 inhabitants per km²


Location of the municipality
Deutschland Frankreich Kanton Basel-Stadt Kanton Jura Kanton Solothurn Kanton Solothurn Kanton Solothurn Kanton Bern Bezirk Arlesheim Waldenburg (Bezirk) Blauen BL Brislach Burg im Leimental Dittingen Duggingen Grellingen Laufen BL Liesberg Nenzlingen Roggenburg BL Röschenz Wahlen BL ZwingenMap of Brislach
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Brislach ( Swiss German : Brislech ) is a municipality in the district of Laufen in the canton of Basel-Landschaft in Switzerland .


Historical aerial photo by Werner Friedli (1953)

The rural community is located about 20 kilometers southwest of the city of Basel , at the beginning of the Lüsseltal. The area of ​​the municipality is 939 hectares, of which 53% is agricultural area, 39% forest and 8% settlements.


The first documented mention of Brislach dates from 1144 as Brislacho . Until the end of the 19th century, it was a purely farming village, the houses of which were exclusively along the village street. About a dozen farms are left, most of which are located outside the village center. The rest of the village consists mostly of residential areas and a few businesses. In 1994, Brislach moved from the canton of Bern to the canton of Basel-Landschaft as one of 13 communities in the Laufental . In the last 15 years, Brislach has grown in population by 40 percent.

Parish Church of St Peter

coat of arms

The coat of arms from 1946 shows two red, crossed lily wands on a gold background. The coat of arms belonged to the "von Ramstein" family, whose original name is "von Brislach" (cf. also with the coats of arms of Bretzwil , Nunningen , Zullwil and Zwingen ).



Small trades and agriculture are important branches of industry. An important electrical substation is located in Brislach, which supplies the city of Basel with energy, among other things. There were legal problems over the responsibility of the electrical systems such as substation and transmission lines, since the district of Laufen passed from the canton of Bern to the canton of Baselland.

There is a branch of the Gilgen Logistics company in Brislach .

Web links

Commons : Brislach  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Permanent and non-permanent resident population by year, canton, district, municipality, population type and gender (permanent resident population). In: bfs. . Federal Statistical Office (FSO), August 31, 2019, accessed on December 22, 2019 .