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Hemishofen is a municipality in the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland.HistoryThe Iron Age grave sites at Sankert indicate that this area has been settled since 800-600 BC. However, Hemishofen is first mentioned after about 1100 as Hammingeshoven.Coat of armsThe blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Per pale Or and Gules overall a branch with five leaves Vert issuant from base.GeographyHemishofen has an area, as of 2006, of 7.9km2. Of this area, 35.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 54.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 5.9% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (3.7%) is non-productive (rivers or lakes).The municipality is located in the Stein district. Hemishofen is located along the Rhine River. The village sits at the foot of the Wolkensteinerberg, while the municipality stretches north to Herrentisch. The municipalities of Hemishofen, and Stein am Rhein are considered a merger for some time in the future into a new municipality with an as yet (as of 2008) undetermined name.DemographicsHemishofen has a population of 415, of which 11.8% are foreign nationals. Of the foreign population,, 56.3% are from Germany, 8.3% are from Italy, 2.1% are from Croatia, and 33.3% are from another country. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 19.6%. Most of the population speaks German, with French being second most common and English being third . The age distribution of the population is children and teenagers make up 23.6% of the population, while adults make up 56.1% and seniors make up 20.2%.
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