Canton of Schwyz

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Kanton Schwyz
Flag of Kanton Schwyz
Coat of arms of Kanton Schwyz
Location in Switzerland
Map of Schwyz

Karte Kanton Schwyz 2010.png
Coordinates: 47°4′N 8°45′E / 47.067°N 8.750°E / 47.067; 8.750Coordinates: 47°4′N 8°45′E / 47.067°N 8.750°E / 47.067; 8.750
CapitalSchwyz
Largest cityFreienbach
Subdivisions30 municipalities, 6 districts
Government
 • ExecutiveRegierungsrat (7)
 • LegislativeKantonsrat (100)
Area
 • Total907.89 km2 (350.54 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2020)[2]
 • Total162,157
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeCH-SZ
Highest point2,802 m (9,193 ft): Bös Fulen
Lowest point406 m (1,332 ft): Lake Zürich
Joined1291
LanguagesGerman
Websitewww.sz.ch

Schwyz was one of the first cantons of Swiss canton (Urkanton).

The capital is Schwyz and the main language is German (91%). It has an area of 908 km² and 130200 inhabitants. Schwyz is near to Lucerne.

Districts and Municipalities[change | change source]

The Canton of Schwyz is divided into six districts and 30 municipalities, although the districts Einsiedeln, Küssnacht and Gersau simply contain the municipality of the same name.

Districts of the Cantons of Schwyz

References[change | change source]

  1. Arealstatistik Land Cover - Kantone und Grossregionen nach 6 Hauptbereichen accessed 27 October 2017
  2. "Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit". bfs.admin.ch (in German). Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB. 31 December 2020. Retrieved 21 September 2021.

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