|Canton :||Basel-Country (BL)|
|BFS no. :||2827|
|Postal code :||4423|
|Height range :||432–610 m above sea level M.|
|Area :||1.66 km²|
|Residents:||319 (December 31, 2018)|
|Population density :||192 inhabitants per km²|
|Location of the municipality|
Hersberg was first mentioned in a document in 1226. Based on the name one suspects an Alemannic origin. The combination of personal names (such as Heri or Hari) and "-berg" was very common among the Alemanni . In 1461 the village came under the rule of the city of Basel . During the Thirty Years' War , Hersberg, which borders the then Habsburg Fricktal, was sacked by Spanish soldiers. It was also not spared the plague .
coat of arms
The coat of arms of Hersberg has existed since 1945. It represents a red stepped gable on a white background, which stands on a green three-mountain . The stepped gable symbolizes the courtyard from which the village has developed. Above it is a horizontal stripe that contains a red and white checkerboard pattern.
- Hans-Rudolf Heyer: The art monuments of the canton of Basel-Country, Volume II: The district of Liestal. Edited by the Society for Swiss Art History GSK. Bern 1974 ( The Art Monuments of Switzerland , Volume 62). ISBN 3-7643-0727-7 . Pp. 140-141.
- Official website of the municipality of Hersberg
- Thomas Schibler: Hersberg. 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 .