Niederglatt ZH

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ZH is the abbreviation for the Canton of Zurich in Switzerland and is used to avoid confusion with other entries of the name Niederglattf .
Niederglatt coat of arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton ZurichCanton Zurich Zurich (ZH)
District : Dielsdorfw
BFS no. : 0089i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 8172
Coordinates : 680 253  /  260 738 coordinates: 47 ° 29 '33 "  N , 8 ° 30' 13"  O ; CH1903:  680 253  /  260,738
Height : 411  m above sea level M.
Height range : 406–459 m above sea level M.
Area : 3.60  km²
Residents: 4954 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 1207 inhabitants per km²
Proportion of foreigners :
(residents without
citizenship )
Mayor : Stefan Schmid (SVP)
Smooth from the air

Smooth from the air

Location of the municipality
Katzensee Deutschland Kanton Aargau Bezirk Andelfingen Bezirk Bülach Bezirk Dietikon Bezirk Pfäffikon Bezirk Uster Bezirk Zürich Bachs Boppelsen Buchs ZH Dällikon Dänikon Dielsdorf ZH Hüttikon Neerach Niederglatt ZH Niederhasli Niederweningen Oberglatt ZH Oberweningen Otelfingen Regensberg Regensdorf Rümlang Schleinikon Schöfflisdorf Stadel bei Niederglatt Steinmaur WeiachMap of Niederglatt
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Niederglatt (officially Niederglatt-Nöschikon until 1903 ) is a political municipality in the district of Dielsdorf in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland .

coat of arms


In blue a five-pointed golden star, raised by a fallen, formed golden crescent

The Niederglatt municipal coat of arms is based on the coat of arms of the Obervogtei Neuamt . It shows a gold star on a blue background and a gold crescent moon above it.


Niederglatt is located in the Zurich Unterland on both sides of the Glatt . To the north lies the town of Bülach and the municipality of Höri , to the southwest the municipality of Niederhasli , and to the southeast the municipality of Oberglatt ZH . In the northwest, the Neeracherried, a nature reserve of national importance, borders the community. The districts of Nöschikon and Grafschaft belong to the municipality .


Population development
year Residents
1880 572
1920 635
1950 872
1960 1505
1970 2421
1980 2950
1990 3379
2000 3719
2003 3947
2007 4346
2008 4459
2009 4547
2010 4570

The strong growth was triggered by the proximity to the city of Zurich and the construction of the Zurich-Kloten airport and the construction of the Zurich-Bülach railway.

SBB double lane Niederglatt – Bülach from 1980


The oldest surviving documentary mention of the place name was in 1141 as Niderunglatto . However, Nöschikon is much older. During the Alemannic conquest (between 500 and 700) a clan chief named Nosso must have settled with his people in Nossinchova .

The community area belonged to the Obervogtei Neuamt from 1442 to 1798 . The district to the right of the Glatt, in contrast, belonged to the County of Kyburg and is still called the county today.

In 1840 the previous civil parish of Niederglatt was separated from the Niederhasli parish by resolution of the Grand Council of the Canton of Zurich and declared an independent political parish.

Aerial photo (1964)


Niederglatt has always been the center of Neuamt. The notary's office for the communities of the former Neuamt is still in Niederglatt today.

In 1972 the community received its own cemetery. In 1980 a church, a high school and a larger multi-purpose hall were completed in the new village center of Eichi. In 1990 this center was supplemented with a community center and an old people's home with 40 beds. The communities of Höri , Neerach , Stadel and Weiach are also involved in the retirement home .


The most important company in the 20th century was Metallwerke Refonda AG, right by the train station. There, new and old aluminum scrap was melted down for recycling. The smelting plant was shut down for economic reasons in 1992 after it became known that the limit value for dioxin deposits in the area had been exceeded ( soil contamination ). Allega GmbH is new there, initially like Refonda a subsidiary of Alusuisse , now part of the Alcan group. The ISCO company also prints packaging material at the train station. Another company is sto AG, which manufactures facade insulation systems, plasters and paints. Niederglatt also has a number of businesses.

Niederglatt was originally a pure farming village. After the construction of the railways to Wehntal and Bülach, industrial companies set up shop around 1900, which brought new income opportunities. Today there are only a few farmers who are mainly active in arable farming, the traditional economy in the Zurich Unterland.

Part of the population is employed in local or regional trades, but the larger part in the airport region and in the city of Zurich.


In the 2019 National Council elections, the share of the vote in Niederglatt was: SVP 47.8%, FDP 12.7%, SP 11.9%, GLP 10.0%, GP 5.7%, EDU 3.3%, CVP 3.2 %, EVP 2.7% and BDP 1.7%

Municipal council as of 2017
Office Surname
Mayor, cultural director Stefan Schmid, SVP
Civil engineering and works director Peter Zürcher
CFO Christian Stoll
Board Member for Health and Environment (2nd Vice President) Klemens Kaufmann
Head of Building Construction (1st Vice President) Peter Balsiger
Safety, Agriculture and Forestry Board Rita Ammann
Social director Urban Rosenberg


In the district of Nöschikon there is the Eschenberg viewpoint (hiking trail sign at the train station and in Nöschikon). From benches set up under a walnut tree you can enjoy a beautiful view over Niederglatt and Höri to Bülach , over the Neeracherried and the entrance to the Wehntal near Steinmaur and Dielsdorf . The Lägern with Regensberg is just as visible as the Stadlerberg , mountain ranges in southern Germany and the Irchel .



  • Hermann Fietz: The art monuments of the canton of Zurich, Volume II: The districts of Bülach, Dielsdorf, Hinwil, Horgen and Meilen. (= Art Monuments of Switzerland. Volume 15). Edited by the Society for Swiss Art History GSK. Bern 1943. DNB 365803049 .

Web links

Commons : Niederglatt  - 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. . Federal Statistical Office (FSO), August 31, 2019, accessed on December 22, 2019 .
  2. ^ Canton of Zurich - statistical office: Zurich community portraits
  3. Cantonal Office for Landscape and Nature: Soil pollution with dioxins and furans in the Canton of Zurich  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Accessed July 19, 2009@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /  
  4. Elections 2019. Retrieved May 18, 2020 .