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Affoltern (Zürich)

Affoltern as seen from Käferberg
The quarter of Affoltern in Zurich.

Affoltern is a quarter in the district 11 in Zürich, located in the Glatt Valley (German: Glattal).

History and demographics

Reformed church in Unteraffoltern

Affoltern was first mentioned in 870 as Affaltrahe, and in the 9th century it was reigned by the St. Gallen Abbey, in the 12th/13th century by the House of Regensberg who built their ancestral seat Altburg nearby, followed in 1468 by the city of Zürich as part of the Obervogtei Regensberg ending in 1798. Affoltern was then after a municipality of its own, having been incorporated into the city Zürich in 1934. As today, Affoltern consists of the former settlements (Fraktionen) Ober- und Unter-Affoltern.

The quarter has a population of 22'972 (2010) distributed on an area of 6.04 km², and is separated by the Käferberg from the inner city.

Culture

The bath/lido Strandbad Katzensee is very popular.

Transportation

Zürich Affoltern railway station is a stop of the S-Bahn Zürich on the line S6.

Climate

Climate data for Zürich / Affoltern (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 3.1
(37.6)
5.0
(41)
10.0
(50)
14.3
(57.7)
19.1
(66.4)
22.2
(72)
24.7
(76.5)
24.0
(75.2)
19.5
(67.1)
14.2
(57.6)
7.4
(45.3)
3.9
(39)
14.0
(57.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 0.3
(32.5)
1.1
(34)
5.2
(41.4)
8.9
(48)
13.5
(56.3)
16.7
(62.1)
18.8
(65.8)
18.2
(64.8)
14.2
(57.6)
9.8
(49.6)
4.3
(39.7)
1.5
(34.7)
9.4
(48.9)
Average low °C (°F) −2.7
(27.1)
−2.7
(27.1)
0.6
(33.1)
3.5
(38.3)
8.0
(46.4)
11.2
(52.2)
13.2
(55.8)
12.9
(55.2)
9.4
(48.9)
5.9
(42.6)
1.2
(34.2)
−1.2
(29.8)
4.9
(40.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 61
(2.4)
60
(2.36)
74
(2.91)
79
(3.11)
114
(4.49)
116
(4.57)
112
(4.41)
106
(4.17)
90
(3.54)
84
(3.31)
78
(3.07)
79
(3.11)
1,054
(41.5)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 10.1 8.7 11.1 11.0 12.0 12.1 11.5 11.2 9.7 10.0 10.2 10.8 128.4
Average relative humidity (%) 84 80 74 70 72 71 71 75 79 84 85 84 77
Mean monthly sunshine hours 46 74 121 156 182 200 226 205 149 91 49 33 1,531
Source: MeteoSwiss [1]

References

  1. ^ The weather station elevation is 443 meters above sea level.
  • Präsidialdepartement der Stadt Zürich, Statistik Stadt Zürich: Quartierspiegel Affoltern. Zürich 2011 (PDF; 9 MB)

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