Glarus (city)

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Glarus
Coat of arms of Glarus
Coat of arms
Location of Glarus
CountrySwitzerland
CantonGlarus
Districtn.a.
Area
 • Total103.6 km2 (40.0 sq mi)
Elevation
472 m (1,549 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[2]
 • Total12,521
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Postal code
8750
SFOS number1632
Surrounded byEnnenda, Innerthal (SZ), Luchsingen, Mitlödi, Muotathal (SZ), Näfels, Netstal, Riedern, Schwanden, Schwändi
Twin townsNew Glarus (Wisconsin), Kobryn (Belarus)
Websitewww.stadt-glarus.ch
SFSO statistics

Glarus (German: About this soundGlarus ) is the capital of the Canton of Glarus in Switzerland.

Glarus lies on the Linth River at the foot of the Glärnisch foothills. The municipality has about 57,00 people.

Old coat of arms

History[change | change source]

The first mention of the town is from 1178.

It became the capital of the Linth valley in 1419. In the 1700s and 1800s, the valley began to be industrialized.

In 1864, the first European labor law to protect workers was introduced in Glarus, prohibiting requiring workers to work more than 12 hours a day.

Since 1 January 2011, the municipality Glarus incorporates the former municipalities of Ennenda, Netstal and Riedern.[3]

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. "Bilanz der ständigen Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Staatsangehörigkeit (Kategorie), Geschlecht und demographischen Komponenten". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  3. Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 18 February 2011

Other websites[change | change source]