Menzingen is a municipality in the canton of Zug in Switzerland.
Menzingen is first mentioned around 1217-22 as
Menzingen has an area, , of . Of this area, 62.5% is used for
agricultural purposes, while 28.3% is forested. Of the rest of the
land, 7.6% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1.5%)
is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
municipality is located on a moraine plateau
between the Lorze and Sihl rivers at an
elevation of about . In 1848 the municipality of Neuheim separated
It consists of the village of Menzingen and
a number of hamlets
It includes Edlibach
and, until the late 1950's , was the
highest destination of the then famous Zug tramways.
Menzingen has a population ( ) of 4,289, of which 16.1% are foreign
nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a
rate of -1.6%. Most of the population ( ) speaks German (88.8%),
with Albanian being second most common ( 3.3%) and Serbo-Croatian
being third ( 1.5%).
In the 2007 federal
the most popular party was the SVP
which received 31.6% of the vote.
The next three most popular parties were the CVP
(30.6%), the FDP
(19.8%) and the
The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In
Menzingen about 69.3% of the population (between age 25-64) have
completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education
or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule
Menzingen has an unemployment rate of 1.25%. , there were 288
people employed in the primary economic sector
about 107 businesses involved in this sector. 211 people are
employed in the secondary sector
are 37 businesses in this sector. 1,066 people are employed in the
133 businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed