Glarus (city)

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View of Glarus
View of Glarus
Coat of arms of Glarus
Location of Glarus
Glarus is located in Switzerland
Glarus is located in Canton of Glarus
Coordinates: 47°02′N 9°04′E / 47.033°N 9.067°E / 47.033; 9.067Coordinates: 47°02′N 9°04′E / 47.033°N 9.067°E / 47.033; 9.067
 • MayorGemeindepräsident
Christian Marti FDP/PRD
 • Total103.6 km2 (40.0 sq mi)
472 m (1,549 ft)
 • Total12,425
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
SFOS number1632
Surrounded byEnnenda, Innerthal (SZ), Luchsingen, Mitlödi, Muotathal (SZ), Näfels, Netstal, Riedern, Schwanden, Schwändi
Twin townsNew Glarus (Wisconsin), Kobryn (Belarus)
SFSO statistics

Glarus (German: audio speaker iconGlarus ) is the capital of the Canton of Glarus in Switzerland.

Glarus is on the Linth River. It is at the foot of the Glärnisch foothills.

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 includes 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. "Ständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Staatsangehörigkeitskategorie Geschlecht und Gemeinde; Provisorische Jahresergebnisse; 2018". Federal Statistical Office. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  3. Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 18 February 2011

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Glarus at Wikimedia Commons