Coordinates: 47°22′30″N 8°31′37″E / 47.375°N 8.527°E / 47.375; 8.527

District of the city of Zurich
—  District  —

Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
City Zurich
 – Total 2.9 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Population (31. Dec. 2005)
 – Total 26,961
 – Density 9,297/km2 (24,079.1/sq mi)
District Number 4
Quarters Werd
Corner Brauer-/Langstrasse
Lochergut apartment buildings

Aussersihl is a district in the Swiss city of Zurich. It is District number 4. The district is colloquially known as Chreis Cheib, cheib being the Zurich German word for an animal cadaver; the area historically contained pits for the deposition of dead animals.

The district comprises the quarters Werd, Langstrasse and Hard.

The area of Aussersihl together with that of District 5 historically corresponds to the Sihlfeld, the pastures and fields between the village of Wiedikon (now district 3) and the Limmat. The area was built up during the 18th century was separated from Wiedikon as the Aussersihl municipality on 27 March 1787. Aussersihl quickly grew into a town during industrialisation, mostly inhabited by factory workers, at times counting more inhabitants than the city itself. The municipality could not cope with its rapid growth and went bankrupt. It was incorporated into the Zurich municipality together with Wiedikon as Stadtkreis III in 1893. The separation into the current districts 3, 4 and 5 dates to 1913. Historically inhabited by migrant workers, the Aussersihl district, especially its Langstrasse quarter, remains notorious for its high quota of foreigners, a high crime rate, prostitution and drug dealing.

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