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Wilchingen is a municipality in the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland. The former municipality of Osterfingen was incorporated into Wilchingen in 2005.GeographyWilchingen has an area, of 21.2km2. Of this area, 50.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 42.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 6.9% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.4%) is non-productive (rivers or lakes). In 2005 the village of Osterfingen merged into Wilchingen.Coat of armsThe blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Gules a Ploughshare Argent voided in Cross pattee.DemographicsWilchingen has a population of 1,692, of which 11.2% are foreign nationals. Of the foreign population, 38.5% are from Germany, 15.5% are from Italy, 1.6% are from Croatia, 18.7% are from Serbia, 4.8% are from Macedonia, and 20.9% are from another country. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -1.2%. Most of the population speaks German (93.8%), with Albanian being second most common ( 1.6%) and Italian being third ( 1.1%).The age distribution of the population is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 15.7% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 58.5% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 25.8%. Wilchingen is in Canton of Schaffhausen. Take stress off the schedule by using our Switzerland day trip tool.
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