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Reinach is a municipality in the district Arlesheim in the canton of Basel-Country in Switzerland.HistoryReinach is first mentioned around 1168-76 as Rinacho.GeographyReinach has an area, of 7km2. Of this area, 1.84km2 or 26.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 1.16km2 or 16.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 3.87km2 or 55.3% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.06km2 or 0.9% is either rivers or lakes and 0.04km2 or 0.6% is unproductive land.Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 4.1% of the total area while housing and buildings made up 33.0% and transportation infrastructure made up 11.9%. Power and water infrastructure as well as other special developed areas made up 1.6% of the area while parks, green belts and sports fields made up 4.7%. Out of the forested land, 15.1% of the total land area is heavily forested and 1.4% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 21.1% is used for growing crops and 2.9% is pastures, while 2.3% is used for orchards or vine crops. All the water in the municipality is flowing water.The municipality is located in the Arlesheim district. The original village grew up along a small stream. At the beginning of the 21st century, it is part of the agglomeration of Basel at the crossing of the Basel-Aesch-Birstal and Dornach-Therwil-Leimental lines.Coat of armsThe blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Argent, from a Bar Azure a semi-fleur-de-lis issuant of the same.
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