Holderbank SO

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SO is the abbreviation for the canton of Solothurn in Switzerland and is used to avoid confusion with other entries in the name Holderbankf .
Holderbank coat of arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of SolothurnCanton of Solothurn Solothurn (SO)
District : Thalw
BFS no. : 2425i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 4718
Coordinates : 623 851  /  242545 coordinates: 47 ° 20 '0 "  N , 7 ° 45' 15"  O ; CH1903:  623,851  /  242545
Height : 652  m above sea level M.
Height range : 568–1105 m above sea level M.
Area : 7.75  km²
Residents: 696 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 90 inhabitants per km²
Website: www.holderbank-so.ch
Holderbank Church

Holderbank Church

Location of the municipality
Kanton Aargau Kanton Basel-Landschaft Kanton Basel-Landschaft Kanton Bern Kanton Bern Kanton Jura Bezirk Bucheggberg Bezirk Gäu Bezirk Lebern Bezirk Olten Bezirk Solothurn Bezirk Thierstein Bezirk Wasseramt Aedermannsdorf Balsthal Gänsbrunnen Herbetswil Holderbank SO Laupersdorf Matzendorf SO Mümliswil-Ramiswil WelschenrohrMap of Holderbank
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Holderbank is a municipality in the Thal district in the canton of Solothurn in Switzerland .


The street village is located in a valley between the first and second Jura mountains ( rye and berets ) and is traversed by the Augstbach (in the direction of Balsthal ). The community center (Postplatz) is located 652 meters above sea level. The highest point is on the Beretenkopf (1104 meters above sea level), the lowest point is where the Augstbach leaves the community at the lowest level (600 meters above sea level). The municipal area covers an area of ​​779 hectares, 48% of which is accounted for by forests and woodlands , 46% for agricultural land and 5% for settlement areas .

Holderbank's neighboring communities are, starting from the north: Langenbruck in the canton of Basel-Landschaft and Egerkingen , Oberbuchsiten , Balsthal and Mümliswil-Ramiswil in the canton of Solothurn.


Population development
year Residents
1739 167
1798 370
1850 602
1900 525
1920 629
1950 596
2000 589

With around 600 inhabitants, Holderbank is one of the smaller communities in the canton.


Remains of a Roman road show that the first people came to Holderbank early on. The history of Holderbank is linked to the fate of Alt-Bechburg Castle , which was formative in the Middle Ages, but of which only a ruin has survived. The place is mentioned for the first time in 1226 as Halderwanc . The name means on the hillside meadow . In the middle of the 19th century, Yenish families were naturalized on the basis of the law to combat homelessness .


The community assembly is the owner of the first power.

The executing authority is the municipal council . His term of office is four years and he is elected in the majority procedure ( majority voting procedure). He leads and represents the community. To this end, it implements the resolutions of the municipal assembly and the tasks assigned to it by the canton and the federal government.

Since Holderbank belongs to the Amtei Thal-Gäu , the Amtei -gericht Balsthal is responsible for legal disputes.


There are around 30 small and medium-sized companies in Holderbank, including many restaurants.


Holderbank is located on the main road 12 from Balsthal over the Upper Hauenstein Pass to Waldenburg, on which the post bus line Balsthal - Langenbruck (- Waldenburg ) runs.


coat of arms


Twice diagonally divided by red, silver, inside a red Gothic "h", and black.

The colors go back to the coat of arms of the noble von Bechburg family. The forerunners of today's coat of arms contained either a juniper branch with five berries or a five-leaved green elderberry branch, which were erroneously associated with the place name.


  • Gottlieb Loertscher: The art monuments of the canton of Solothurn, Volume III: The districts of Thal, Thierstein, Dorneck. (= Art Monuments of Switzerland. Volume 38). Edited by the Society for Swiss Art History GSK. Bern 1957, DNB 750089342 .

Web links

Commons : Holderbank  - 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 .