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Karte Bezirk Muri 2007
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Population District Muri
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Muri is a district in the Swiss Canton of Aargau with the capital of Muri.

Geography

The Muri district has an area, as of 2009, of 138.96 square kilometers (53.65 sq mi). Of this area, 95.6 km2 (36.9 sq mi) or 68.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 26.76 km2 (10.33 sq mi) or 19.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 13.62 km2 (5.26 sq mi) or 9.8% is settled (buildings or roads).

Coat of arms

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Coat of arms

The blazon of the district coat of arms is Gules a Wall in fess embattled Argent masoned Sable..

Economy

In 2000 there were 15,053 workers who lived in the district. Of these, 10,391 or about 69.0% of the residents worked outside the Muri district while 4,675 people commuted into the district for work. There were a total of 9,337 jobs (of at least 6 hours per week) in the district.

Religion

From the 2000 census, 18,897 or 66.9% were Roman Catholic, while 4,960 or 17.6% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there were 18 individuals (or about 0.06% of the population) who belonged to the Christian Catholic faith.

Education

Of the school age population (in the 2008/2009 school year), there are 2,724 students attending primary school, there are 935 students attending secondary school, there are 569 students attending tertiary or university level schooling, and there are 14 students who are seeking a job after school in the municipality.

Municipalities

Muri contains the following municipalities:

Population District Muri
Population
Coat of arms Municipality Population


(31 December 2012)
Area, km²
Abtwil Abtwil 947 4.14
Aristau Aristau 1,356 8.64
Auw Auw 1,796 8.61
Beinwil Beinwil 1,046 11.29
Besenbüren Besenbüren 563 2.38
Bettwil Bettwil 542 4.25
Boswil Boswil 2,568 11.78
Bünzen Bünzen 1,011 5.77
Buttwil Buttwil 1,177 4.61
Dietwil Dietwil 1,213 5.49
Geltwil Geltwil 188 3.28
Kallern Kallern 311 2.67
Merenschwand Merenschwand 3,349 13.51
Mühlau Mühlau 1,021 5.52
Muri Muri 7,251 12.34
Oberrüti Oberrüti 1,416 5.37
Rottenschwil Rottenschwil 788 4.49
Sins Sins 4,188 20.28
Waltenschwil Waltenschwil 2,589 4.54
Total 33,320 138.96

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