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Zofingen

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Zofingen is a city in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland. It is the capital of the district of Zofingen. Zofingen is a walled city and home of an ancient monastic settlement.HistoryThe town was founded in 1201 by the counts of Frohburg.GeographyZofingen has an area, of 11.09km2. Of this area, 2.08km2 or 18.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 5.25km2 or 47.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 3.67km2 or 33.1% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.07km2 or 0.6% is either rivers or lakes.Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 4.6% of the total area while housing and buildings made up 17.7% and transportation infrastructure made up 7.0%. while parks, green belts and sports fields made up 3.1%. Out of the forested land, 46.0% of the total land area is heavily forested and 1.4% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 4.3% is used for growing crops and 12.2% is pastures, while 2.3% is used for orchards or vine crops. All the water in the municipality is flowing water.The municipality of Uerkheim is considering a merger on 1 January 2014 into Zofingen.Coat of armsThe blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Bendy of Four Gules and Argent.DemographicsZofingen has a population of, 15.8% of the population are foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years (1997–2007) the population has changed at a rate of 14.7%. Most of the population speaks German(88.9%), with Italian being second most common ( 3.4%) and Portuguese being third ( 1.4%).
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