Oetwil am See

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Oetwil am See
Coat of arms of Oetwil am See
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton ZurichCanton Zurich Zurich (ZH)
District : miles
BFS no. : 0157i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 8618
Coordinates : 697 065  /  236372 coordinates: 47 ° 16 '16 "  N , 8 ° 43' 17"  O ; CH1903:  697065  /  236372
Height : 538  m above sea level M.
Height range : 487–652 m above sea level M.
Area : 6.11  km²
Residents: 4817 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 709 inhabitants per km²
Proportion of foreigners :
(residents without
citizenship )
28.9% (December 31, 2018)
Mayor : Jürg Hess ( SVP )
Website: www.oetwil.ch
The church of Oetwil aS

The church of Oetwil aS

Location of the municipality
Ufenau Lützelau Zürichsee Greifensee Lützelsee Schübelweiher Rumensee Kanton Schwyz Kanton St. Gallen Kanton Zug Bezirk Affoltern Bezirk Hinwil Bezirk Horgen Bezirk Uster Bezirk Zürich Erlenbach ZH Herrliberg Hombrechtikon Küsnacht ZH Männedorf Meilen Oetwil am See Stäfa Uetikon am See Zollikon ZumikonMap of Oetwil am See
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Oetwil am See is a municipality in the Meilen district in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland .

It is on the side of the pan handle facing away from upper Lake Zurich . In addition to the village of the same name, the villages of Chrüzlen , Etzikon , Gusch , Summerau and Willikon also belong to the municipality of Oetwil am See .

The partner community is Uttenweiler in Germany .


As of December 31, 2018, 60.5% of the municipal area was agricultural land, 10.5% forest and 22.3% settlement area. 5.3% of the community area is used for traffic. To distinguish it from Oetwil an der Limmat, Oetwil is named Oetwil am See - although Lake Zurich is around 4 kilometers from the town.


Oetwil was first mentioned in a document in the 9th century.

coat of arms


In blue a silver, red-armored stork standing on the right leg .

The coat of arms has been in use since 1836. The current coat of arms was simplified on November 19, 1932 and differs from the original version in that it does not have water and reeds.


The proportion of foreigners in the resident population was 28.85% as of December 31, 2018.


The SVP achieved 45.5% in the National Council elections in Oetwil am See in 2015, the SP 15.1%, the FDP 11.8%, the GLP 5.7%, the Greens 4.0%, the CVP 4.3% , and the EPP 1.3% of the vote.


Historic aerial photo by Walter Mittelholzer from July 23, 1931
Bus stop Oetwil am See Zentrum

The following bus lines exist, which are operated by the Zurich Lake and Oberland Transport Authority (VZO):


  • Edwin Bär (1913–2008), folk musician and composer
  • Helen Dahm (1878–1968), artist
  • Christian Pfluger (* 1963), musician (Die Welttraumforscher)



  • 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 : Oetwil am See  - 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 .
  2. Data on the resident population by home, gender and age (community profile). Statistical Office of the Canton of Zurich, accessed on December 22, 2019 .
  3. a b c Municipality of Oetwil am See, facts and figures (last accessed on August 10, 2019).
  4. StiASG , Urk. IV 343. Online at e-chartae , accessed on June 25, 2020.