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Coat of arms of Dintikon
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Kanton AargauKanton Aargau Aargau (AG)
District : Lenzburgw
BFS no. : 4194i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 5606
Coordinates : 659 583  /  245991 coordinates: 47 ° 21 '43 "  N , 8 ° 13' 38"  O ; CH1903:  659,583  /  245991
Height : 449  m above sea level M.
Height range : 418–677 m above sea level M.
Area : 3.72  km²
Residents: 2254 (December 31, 2019)
Population density : 606 inhabitants per km²
Proportion of foreigners :
(residents without
citizenship )
24.8% (December 31, 2019)
Website: www.dintikon.ch


Location of the municipality
Hallwilersee Kanton Luzern Kanton Solothurn Bezirk Aarau Bezirk Baden Bezirk Bremgarten Bezirk Brugg Bezirk Kulm Bezirk Muri Bezirk Laufenburg Bezirk Zofingen Ammerswil Boniswil Brunegg Dintikon Egliswil Fahrwangen Hallwil Hendschiken Holderbank AG Hunzenschwil Lenzburg Meisterschwanden Möriken-Wildegg Niederlenz Othmarsingen Rupperswil Schafisheim Seengen Seon Staufen AGMap of Dintikon
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Dintikon ( Swiss German : ˈtɪntɪikχə ) is a municipality in the Swiss canton of Aargau . It belongs to the Lenzburg district and is located on the western edge of the lower Bünztal , just under five kilometers southeast of the district capital.


The old village center is on the eastern slope of the Rietenberg. This chain of hills, which forms the natural border with the Seetal , includes the Herrliberg ( 506  m above sea level ) in the northwest, the Hochrüti ( 562  m above sea level ) and the Hochwacht ( 667  m above sea level ) in the west as well the Grossmoos ( 664  m above sea level ) in the south. To the north of the village center is the Langelen district with new housing developments and an industrial area. Dintikon forms the southern end of a four-kilometer-long ribbon of settlements that extends across the entire plain of the Bünztal to Dottikon and Hägglingen .

The area of ​​the municipality is 372 hectares , of which 156 hectares are forested and 83 hectares are built over. The highest point is at 667 meters on the Hochwacht, the lowest at 420 meters on the northern municipal boundary. Neighboring communities are Hendschiken in the north, Villmergen in the east, Seengen in the south, Egliswil in the west and Ammerswil in the north-west.


During the Roman period there was a farm building for metal processing here. Tintinchova was first mentioned in a document in 893 in an interest sled at the Fraumünster in Zurich . The place name comes from the Old High German Tintinghofun , which means "at the farms of the Tinto clan". In the Middle Ages the village was under the rule of the Counts of Lenzburg , from 1173 on that of the Counts of Kyburg . After these died out, the Habsburgs took over sovereignty and blood jurisdiction in 1273 . The lower jurisdiction changed hands several times: first the Lords of Hallwyl , then the Barons of Fridingen and finally the Lords of Ballmoos.

In 1415 the confederates conquered Aargau. Dintikon now belonged to the subject area of ​​the city of Bern , the so-called Berner Aargau . After Bern acquired lower jurisdiction in 1450, the village formed part of the Othmarsingen judicial district in the Lenzburg district . In 1528 the Bernese introduced the Reformation . In the Villmerger Wars (1656 and 1712) passing troops devastated the village, the Langelenfeld southeast of Dintikon was the scene of the Second Battle of Villmergen . Village fires in 1585, 1737, 1835 and 1856 also caused great damage. In March 1798 the French took Switzerland, ousted the «Gracious Lords» of Bern and proclaimed the Helvetic Republic . Since then, Dintikon has belonged to the canton of Aargau.

Aerial view (1964)

On June 23, 1874, the Rupperswil - Wohlen railway line of the Aargau Southern Railway was opened. Up to the beginning of the 20th century, Dintikon was characterized by small-scale self-sufficiency. As was customary at the time, many of the villagers did a craft alongside farming. Cotton weaving and straw weaving brought additional income in the 18th and 19th centuries. A 1,992-worn brick hut produced from 1836 to 1910 handmade plain tiles . After the brickworks were closed, the pomace from the neighboring distillery was air-dried and used for heating purposes until 1960 . The now domiciled in Lenzburg company Arova mammoth (Cords) was originally a branch of a pottery in Dintikon, the nurseries around with flowerpots and Hafner with stove tiles supplied. Arova-Mammut was relocated to Lenzburg in 1878 due to lack of space.

At the beginning of the 20th century, various factories were set up in the neighboring communities of Dottikon and Villmergen . These include the Bally shoe factory and the explosives factory at Dottikon-Dintikon station. They brought new earning opportunities for the Dintiker. This moved most of the farmers to give up their small business, so that today there are less than a dozen farms left. The opening of the nearby motorway favored the settlement of numerous industrial and service companies, the number of inhabitants has almost tripled since 1980.

coat of arms

Forest pond south of the country road from Ammerswil to Dintikon
Entrance to the village from Ammerswil

The blazon of the municipal coat of arms reads: "In black and white oblique left bar, topped with three red, yellow roses with green sepals." The coat of arms appears for the first time in this form on the municipal seal from 1811, but the exact meaning is unknown.


The population developed as follows:

year 1850 1900 1930 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
Residents 673 524 715 783 817 887 835 1074 1307 1960

On December 31, 2019, 2254 people lived in Dintikon, the proportion of foreigners was 24.8%. In the 2015 census, 32.3% described themselves as Roman Catholic and 26.6% as Reformed ; 41.1% were non-denominational or of another faith. In the 2000 census, 93.0% stated German as their main language, 2.8% Italian , 0.9% Albanian and 0.8% Serbo-Croatian .

Politics and law

The assembly of those entitled to vote, the municipal assembly , exercises legislative power. The executing authority is the five-member municipal council . He is elected by the people in the majority procedure, his term of office is four years. The parish council leads and represents the parish. To this end, it implements the resolutions of the municipal assembly and the tasks assigned to it by the canton. The District Court of Lenzburg is the first instance responsible for legal disputes . Dintikon belongs to the Friedensrichterkreis XI (Lenzburg).


According to the company structure statistics (STATENT) collected in 2015, there are around 1,000 jobs in Dintikon, 7% of them in agriculture, 23% in industry and 70% in the service sector. Many workers are commuters and work in the larger communities in the area, for example Lenzburg , Villmergen and Wohlen .

Setz Gütertransport AG, founded in 1911, originally traded in local products and wood, today it is one of the most important transport companies in Switzerland and a subsidiary of Swiss Post . The company Papyrus Switzerland (formerly Sihl + Eika) has had a large logistics center in Dintikon since 1993.


Dintikon is conveniently located. The important main road 25 ( Lenzburg - Zug ) runs between the district of Langelen and the train station . Local connecting roads lead to Dottikon and Ammerswil . The Lenzburg connection to the A1 motorway is six kilometers away. Interestingly, the Dottikon-Dintikon station is on the SBB railway line Aarau - Arth-Goldau in neither of the two eponymous municipalities, but in the municipality of Villmergen . A bus line operated by Regionalbus Lenzburg connects Dintikon with Lenzburg train station , a post bus line runs from Hägglingen via Dintikon to Wohlen train station . On weekends there is a night bus from Lenzburg via Dintikon and Wohlen to Dottikon.


Dintikon school building

The community has a kindergarten and a school house where primary school is taught. The Realschule and the secondary school can be attended in Villmergen , the district school in Dottikon . The closest grammar school is the Cantonal School in Wohlen .



Web links

Commons : Dintikon  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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  11. Statistics of the corporate structure (STATENT). (Excel, 157 kB) Statistics Aargau, 2016, accessed on May 22, 2019 .