Linth

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The lower reaches of the Linth near Reichenburg

The Linth (pronounced [ˈlɪnt] "lint") is a Swiss river that starts near the village of Linthal in the mountains of the canton of Glarus, and flows into the Obersee section of Lake Zurich. It is about 50 kilometres (31 mi) long.[1]

The textile industry of the canton of Glarushe started because it could use the water power of the Linth. Today, the river drives the Linth–Limmern power stations in its upper reaches.

The river and its upper valley are the boundary between the mountain ranges of the Glarus Alps, to its east and south, and the Schwyzer Alps, to its west.

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  1. Swiss Confederation. map.geo.admin.ch [map]. Retrieved on 2015-04-27.