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Wenslingen coat of arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of Basel-CountryCanton of Basel-Country Basel-Country (BL)
District : Sissach
BFS no. : 2865i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 4493
Coordinates : 635 587  /  254 417 coordinates: 47 ° 26 '23 "  N , 7 ° 54' 37"  O ; CH1903:  635587  /  two hundred and fifty-four thousand four hundred and seventeen
Height : 567  m above sea level M.
Height range : 509–669 m above sea level M.
Area : 5.92  km²
Residents: 722 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 122 inhabitants per km²
Website: www.wenslingen.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 Wenslingen
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Wenslingen ( pronounced Weislige in the dialect ) is a municipality in the Sissach district of the canton of Basel-Landschaft in Switzerland .


Historic aerial photo by Werner Friedli from 1953

Wenslingen is located directly on the main Jura range on the south-western part of a plateau that extends from the Ergolztal to the Eital .

The municipality of Wenslingen borders Rothenfluh in the north, Anwil in the east, Oltingen in the south-east, Zeglingen in the south, Kilchberg in the south-west, Tecknau in the west and Ormalingen in the north-west .


Wenslingen was first mentioned in a document in 1280. In 1461 the village came under the rule of Basel . In 1814 Wenslingen was assigned to the Sissach district.

coat of arms

Wenslingen's coat of arms has existed since 1946. It is divided into two halves by a vertical line in the middle. On the left is a green fir tree on a gold background, which stands on a black floor. Right is a golden wheat - spike displayed on a red background.


Wenslingen is mostly Protestant and reformed and, together with Anwil, belongs to the parish of Oltingen . The Roman Catholic residents belong to the Gelterkinden parish .




  • 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. 372-381.

Web links

Commons : Wenslingen  - 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 .