Muotathal

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Muotathal
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Coat of arms of Muotathal
Coat of arms
Location of Muotathal
Muotathal is located in Switzerland
Muotathal
Muotathal
Muotathal is located in Canton of Schwyz
Muotathal
Muotathal
Coordinates: 46°58′N 8°45′E / 46.967°N 8.750°E / 46.967; 8.750Coordinates: 46°58′N 8°45′E / 46.967°N 8.750°E / 46.967; 8.750
CountrySwitzerland
CantonSchwyz
DistrictSchwyz
Area
 • Total172.15 km2 (66.47 sq mi)
Elevation
(Church Muotathal)
626 m (2,054 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[2]
 • Total3,526
 • Density20/km2 (53/sq mi)
Demonym(s)German: Muotathaler/-in
Postal code
6436
SFOS number1367
LocalitiesMuotathal, Ried, Schachen, Wil, Hinterthal, Chrüz, Pragel, Bisisthal, Glattalp, Toralp, Charetalp, Goldplangg
Surrounded byBürglen (UR), Glarus (GL), Glarus Süd (GL), Illgau, Innerthal, Morschach, Oberiberg, Riemenstalden, Spiringen (UR), Schwyz, Unteriberg, Unterschächen (UR)
Websitewww.muotathal.ch
SFSO statistics

Muotathal is a village and a municipality in Schwyz District in the canton of Schwyz in Switzerland. The eponymous valley, the Muotatal, is formed by the Muota, which joins Lake Lucerne at Brunnen.

Geography[change | change source]

Muotathal, the river Muota in the Muotatal looking west
Lake north of the Glatten mountain

The village is in the valley of the river Muota, the Muotatal, with which it shares the name. The municipality is located in a series of valleys on the eastern edge of the canton, on the borders with the cantons of Uri and Glarus. It is the 10th largest municipality by area in Switzerland.

Hölloch

The municipality includes the entry site of the Hölloch, which at over 200 km is the longest cave in Switzerland, and the second-longest in Europe.

Localities[change | change source]

Villages
  • Muotathal
  • Schachen
  • Wil
  • Hinterthal
  • Bisisthal
Hamlet
  • Ried
Alps
  • Glattalp
  • Toralp
  • Charetalp
  • Goldplangg

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.

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