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Coat of arms of Diegten
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of Basel-CountryCanton of Basel-Country Basel-Country (BL)
District : Waldenburg
BFS no. : 2884i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 4457
Coordinates : 628 118  /  251 454 coordinates: 47 ° 24 '48 "  N , 7 ° 48' 40"  O ; CH1903:  six hundred and twenty-eight thousand one hundred and eighteen  /  251 454
Height : 470  m above sea level M.
Height range : 437–869 m above sea level M.
Area : 9.64  km²
Residents: 1657 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 172 inhabitants per km²
Website: www.diegten.ch
The newer part of the village

The newer part of the village

Location of the municipality
Kanton Solothurn Bezirk Liestal Bezirk Sissach Arboldswil Bennwil Bretzwil Diegten Eptingen Hölstein Lampenberg Langenbruck Lauwil Liedertswil Niederdorf BL Oberdorf BL Reigoldswil Titterten Waldenburg BLMap of Diegten
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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.


Historical aerial photo by Werner Friedli (1953)

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



Web links

Commons : Diegten  - 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. admin.ch . Federal Statistical Office (FSO), August 31, 2019, accessed on December 22, 2019 .