|Canton :||Bern (BE)|
|Administrative district :||Emmental|
|BFS no. :||0905|
|Postal code :||3437|
|Height range :||588–956 m above sea level M.|
|Area :||17.21 km²|
|Residents:||2385 (December 31, 2018)|
|Population density :||136 inhabitants per km²|
|Location of the municipality|
Rüderswil is an Alemannic settlement and got its current name during the Franconian rule in the 8th / 9th. Century. The name can be traced back to the elder "Ruodheri".
Geography and population
Rüderswil is located in the Emmental . The neighboring communities starting from the north in a clockwise direction are Lützelflüh , Trachselwald , Lauperswil , Landiswil and Hasle bei Burgdorf . The community consists of the places Zollbrück, Rüderswil, part of the place Ranflüh and Schwanden. At the end of 2015, 2364 people lived in the municipality, 93 of them foreigners. Zollbrück in the southeast of the municipality has merged with Lauperswil and is now larger than the town of Rüderswil. The merger efforts with the municipality of Lauperswil failed in May 2009 because of the rejection by Lauperswil.
- The peasant leader Niklaus Leuenberger, who was executed on August 27, 1653 in Bern , was born in the hamlet of Schönholz in the Rüderswil community around 1615
- From 1812 to 1824, Gottlieb Jakob Kuhn was pastor in Rüderswil
- The zoologist Johann Büttikofer (1850–1927) was born in the village of Ranflüh, municipality of Rüderswil
- Marco Mucha (born April 14, 1954 in Rome ) (citizen of Rüderswil), etcher, printer and writer, leader of etching courses, painting here.
- the politician Hans Grunder (BDP) was born in 1956 in Rüderswil.
Monument to Klaus Leuenberger
- Official website of the municipality of Rüderswil
- Anne-Marie Dubler : Rüderswil. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
- Permanent resident population from STAT-TAB of the BfS , municipalities see also regional portraits 2020 on bfs.admin.ch, accessed on May 29, 2020
- Results of the community of Rüderswil. State Chancellery of the Canton of Bern, October 20, 2019, accessed on July 31, 2020 .
- Marco Mucha. In: Sikart , accessed January 23, 2016.