Elm, Switzerland

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Coordinates: 46°55′N 9°10′E

Coat of Arms of Elm
Country Switzerland
Canton Glarus
District n.a.
Coordinates 46°55′N 9°10′E
Population 741   (as of December 2003)
Area 90.73 km2 (35.03 sq mi)
Elevation 977 m (3,205 ft)
Postal code 8767
SFOS number 1605
Localities Müsli, Obmoos, Schwändi, Steinibach, Sulzbach, Töniberg, Untertal, Vogelsang, Wald
Surrounded by Andiast (GR), Betschwanden, Flims (GR), Laax (GR), Linthal, Luchsingen, Matt, Mels (SG), Pfäfers (SG), Pigniu (GR), Ruschein (GR), Schwanden, Siat (GR)
Website www.elm.ch/gemeinde
Elm is located in Switzerland

Elm is a former municipality, in the municipality of Glarus Süd and canton of Glarus in Switzerland.

It is the municipality farthest south in the valley of the Sernf.

History[change | change source]

Russian General Alexander Suvarov and his troops stayed the night in Elm before crossing Panix Pass to Pigniu on their retreat into Austria.

On September 11, 1881, an avalanche caused by too much mining of slate killed 114 people and buried 83 structures in the municipality.

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