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Dachsen is a municipality in the district of Andelfingen in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.HistoryDachsen is first mentioned in 876 as Tahsheim.GeographyDachsen has an area of 2.7km2. Of this area, 52.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 13% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 25.3% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (8.9%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).The municipality is a linear village (built along a single street) on a terrace near the Rhine knee near Laufen-Uhwiesen. Currently it is part of the agglomeration of Schaffhausen, even though it is in the canton of Zürich.DemographicsDachsen has a population of., 11.4% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 34%. Most of the population speaks German (95.1%), with Italian being second most common ( 1.6%) and French being third ( 0.7%).In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 35.2% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (18.8%), the Green Party (12.8%) and the FDP (11.1%).Plan the details of your Dachsen holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use Switzerland journey planning website.
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$376 BOOK WITH VIATOR Rhine Falls Schaffhausen with Boat Tour to the Rock Private Tour from Zürich Rhine Falls Schaffhausen with Boat Tour to the Rock Private Tour from Zürich
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