Seegräben is a municipality in the district
of Hinwil in the
canton of Zürich in Switzerland.
Dinosaur museum (Aathal)
Seegräben has an area of . Of this area, 49.9% is used for
agricultural purposes, while 15.4% is forested. Of the rest of the
land, 15.6% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder
(19.1%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains). housing
and buildings made up 10.4% of the total area, while transportation
infrastructure made up the rest (5.3%). Of the total unproductive
area, water (streams and lakes) made up 10.4% of the area. 12.7% of
the total municipal area was undergoing some type of
Seegräben is the smallest municipality in the district of Hinwil.
It consists of three sections, the village of Seegräben, Aathal and
Seegräben has a population ( ) of 1,210, of which 14.6% are foreign
nationals. the gender distribution of the population was 51% male
and 49% female. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at
a rate of 0.1%. Most of the population ( ) speaks German (89.8%),
with Turkish being second most common ( 2.0%) and Spanish being
third ( 1.6%).
In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP
which received 33.1% of the vote.
The next three most popular parties were the SPS
the Green Party
The age distribution of the population ( ) is children and
teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 28.2% of the population, while
adults (20–64 years old) make up 63.3% and seniors (over 64 years
old) make up 8.4%. The entire Swiss population is generally well
educated. In Seegräben about 81.1% of the population (between age
25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education
or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule
). There are 491
households in Seegräben.
Seegräben has an unemployment rate of 2.01%. , there were 52 people
employed in the primary
and about 16 businesses involved in this
sector. 24 people are employed in the secondary sector
are 9 businesses in this sector. 227 people are employed in the
39 businesses in this sector. 49.1% of the working population were
employed full-time, and 50.9% were employed part-time.
there were 309 Catholics and 610 Protestants in Seegräben. In the , religion was broken down into several smaller categories. From the 2000 census, 53.6% were some type of Protestant, with 49.8% belonging to the Swiss Reformed Church and 3.8% belonging to other Protestant churches. 24.9% of the population were Catholic. Of the rest of the population, 0% were Muslim, 6.2% belonged to another religion (not listed), 2% did not give a religion, and 13.2% were atheist or agnostic.
Dinosaur museum Aathal
dinosaur museum in Aathal contains a collection of dinosaur
skeletons which were unearthed by Hans-Jakob Siber and his team in
the US state of Wyoming.
Additionally they have a large reproduction
of a Ankylosaurus skeleton that was
found by Robert Gaston in Utah.
museum also includes exhibits on dinosaur eggs, foot prints,
presence in movies and dinosaurs from Switzerland.
Aathal-Seegräben is a stop of the Zürich S-Bahn
on the lines S9
. Its train station is a
26 minute (S14) ride from Zürich Hauptbahnhof.
- Seegräben website-Portrait accessed 6 August 2009
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed
- Statistics Zurich accessed 4 August 2009
Museum accessed 6 August 2009