|Canton :||Basel-Country (BL)|
|District :||To run|
|BFS no. :||2782|
|Postal code :||4225|
|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|
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.
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 .
- Official website of the municipality of Brislach
- Daniel Hagmann : Brislach. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
- Permanent and non-permanent resident population by year, canton, district, municipality, population type and gender (permanent resident population). In: bfs. admin.ch . Federal Statistical Office (FSO), August 31, 2019, accessed on December 22, 2019 .