Canton of Schwyz

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Kanton Schwyz
Canton of Switzerland
Coat of arms of Kanton Schwyz
Coat of arms
Map of Switzerland, location of Schwyz highlighted
Location in Switzerland
Coordinates: 47°4′N 8°45′E / 47.067°N 8.750°E / 47.067; 8.750Coordinates: 47°4′N 8°45′E / 47.067°N 8.750°E / 47.067; 8.750
Capital Schwyz
Largest City Freienbach
Subdivisions 30 municipalities, 6 districts
Government
 • Executive Regierungsrat (7)
 • Legislative Kantonsrat (100)
Area[1]
 • Total 907.89 km2 (350.54 sq mi)
Population (12/2016)[2]
 • Total 155,863
 • Density 171.6761/km2 (444.639/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code CH-SZ
Highest point 2,802 m (9,193 ft): Bös Fulen
Lowest point 406 m (1,332 ft): Lake Zürich
Joined 1291
Languages German
Website SZ.ch

Schwyz was one of the first cantons of Swiss canton (Urkanton).

The capital is Schwyz and the main language is German (91%). It has an area of 908 km² and 130200 inhabitants. Schwyz is near to Lucerne.

Districts and Municipalities[change | change source]

The Canton of Schwyz is divided into six districts and 30 municipalities, although the districts Einsiedeln, Küssnacht and Gersau simply contain the municipality of the same name.

Districts of the Cantons of Schwyz

Other websites[change | change source]


  1. Arealstatistik Land Cover - Kantone und Grossregionen nach 6 Hauptbereichen accessed 27 October 2017
  2. Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 30 August 2017