|Canton :||Basel-Country (BL)|
|BFS no. :||2884|
|Postal code :||4457|
|Height range :||437–869 m above sea level M.|
|Area :||9.64 km²|
|Residents:||1657 (December 31, 2018)|
|Population density :||172 inhabitants per km²|
The newer part of the village
|Location of the municipality|
Diegten ( Swiss German : Diekte ) is a municipality in the Waldenburg district of the canton of Basel-Landschaft in Switzerland . Along with Eptingen, it is the only municipality in the valley to be part of the Waldenburg district.
Diegten was first mentioned in a document in 1152: as Dietingoven. The name changed over time to Dietinghofen, Dietikon, Dietken and finally Diegten. Archaeological finds have shown that the area was already settled in Roman times. From 1487 Diegten was completely under the rule of the city of Basel.
coat of arms
Diegten has had an official coat of arms since 1930. It is divided into two halves by a vertical line. On the left is a standing black lion on a gold background, on the right there are alternating black and white diagonal stripes. It is the coat of arms of the Thurgau knight family von Eschenz.
In the Church of St. Peter, first mentioned in 1275 and reformed in 1529, there are glass windows by the well-known Basel landscape artist Walter Eglin .
The A2 motorway runs past the village .
Sons and daughters
- Isaak Bruckner (1686–1762), geographer and mechanic
- Axel Christoph Gampp, Sabine Sommerer: The art monuments of the canton Basel-Landschaft IV. The district Waldenburg. (= Art Monuments of Switzerland. Volume 124). Edited by the Society for Swiss Art History , Bern 2014, ISBN 978-3-03797-115-4 .
- 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 .