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Frenkendorf is a municipality in the district of Liestal in the canton of Basel-Country in Switzerland.HistoryFrenkendorf is first mentioned in 1249 as Frenchendorf.GeographyFrenkendorf has an area, of 4.6km2. Of this area, 1.27km2 or 27.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 1.93km2 or 42.0% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.39km2 or 30.2% is settled (buildings or roads) and 0.01km2 or 0.2% is unproductive land.Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 4.3% of the total area while housing and buildings made up 18.7% and transportation infrastructure made up 6.1%. while parks, green belts and sports fields made up 1.1%. Out of the forested land, 40.7% of the total land area is heavily forested and 1.3% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 10.2% is used for growing crops and 13.9% is pastures, while 3.5% is used for orchards or vine crops.The municipality is located in the Liestal district. The old village center is located on a terrace above the Ergolz valley. After 1854, the settlement of Neu-Frenkendorf grew up in the valley along the Basel-Olten railway line.Coat of armsThe blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Azure, Moon Argent.DemographicsFrenkendorf has a population of., 28.5% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years (1997–2007) the population has changed at a rate of 6.2%.Most of the population speaks German (4,817 or 84.5%), with Italian language being second most common (308 or 5.4%) and Turkish being third (108 or 1.9%). There are 40 people who speak French and 2 people who speak Romansh.Frenkendorf is in Canton of Basel. When using our Switzerland holiday maker to make an itinerary online, Frenkendorf holidays come together around your tastes, interests, and requirements, with us taking care of the logistics.
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