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Ormalingen coat of arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of Basel-CountryCanton of Basel-Country Basel-Country (BL)
District : Sissach
BFS no. : 2856i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 4466
Coordinates : 632819  /  257718 coordinates: 47 ° 28 '10 "  N , 7 ° 52' 26"  O ; CH1903:  632819  /  257718
Height : 419  m above sea level M.
Height range : 407–755 m above sea level M.
Area : 6.93  km²
Residents: 2215 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 320 inhabitants per km²
Website: www.ormalingen.ch


Location of the municipality
Deutschland Deutschland Kanton Aargau Kanton Solothurn Kanton Solothurn Bezirk Liestal Bezirk Waldenburg Anwil Böckten Buckten Buus Diepflingen Gelterkinden Häfelfingen Hemmiken Itingen Känerkinden Kilchberg BL Läufelfingen Maisprach Nusshof Oltingen Ormalingen Rickenbach BL Rothenfluh Rümlingen Rünenberg Sissach Tecknau Tenniken Thürnen Wenslingen Wintersingen Wittinsburg Zeglingen ZunzgenMap of Ormalingen
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Ormalingen , in the Swiss German local dialect Ormalinge [ˈormɑˌlɪŋə] , is a political municipality in the district of Sissach in the Swiss canton of Basel-Landschaft .


Historical aerial photo from 600 m by Walter Mittelholzer from 1922

Ormalingen is 423 m above sea level. M. in Ergolztal, east of Gelterkinden. Its neighboring communities are Buus , Rickenbach BL , Gelterkinden , Tecknau , Wenslingen , Rothenfluh and Hemmiken .

The municipal area is 694  ha , of which 52% is agricultural use, 38% is forest and 10% is settlements.


Ormalingen was settled early on, so a Roman villa and rich early medieval graves were found. The settlement was first mentioned as Normandy in 1286 . The place name is derived from the Old High German personal name Nordeman, Nordmann .

In the Middle Ages, the Counts of Frohburg , Homburg and Thierstein and the Barons of Falkenstein owned this village one after the other . In 1461 Ormalingen came to the city of Basel with the rule of Thierstein-Farnsburg .

coat of arms

Blazon :

divided by gold with a red star and blue

It shows the seal of the noblemen of Zielemp, who owned goods in Ormalingen around the middle of the 14th century.



Ormalingen is a commercial village. There are also some farms.


Ormalingens Church



  • Dominik Wunderlin: Ormalingen. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
  • Hans-Rudolf Heyer: The art monuments of the canton of Basel-Landschaft, Volume III: The district of Sissach. Edited by the Society for Swiss Art History GSK. Bern 1986 (Art Monuments of Switzerland, Volume 77). ISBN 3-7643-1796-5 . Pp. 205-233.

Web links

Commons : Ormalingen  - 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. a b Lexicon of Swiss Community Names , ed. from the Center de dialectologie at the University of Neuchâtel under the direction of Andres Kristol, Frauenfeld / Lausanne 2005, p. 682.