Stans

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Stans
Coat of arms of Stans
Coat of arms
Location of Stans
CountrySwitzerland
CantonNidwalden
Districtn.a.
Area
 • Total11.08 km2 (4.28 sq mi)
Elevation
452 m (1,483 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[2]
 • Total8,411
 • Density760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Postal code
6370
SFOS number1509
Surrounded byBuochs, Dallenwil, Ennetbürgen, Ennetmoos, Oberdorf, Stansstad
Websitewww.stans.ch
SFSO statistics
A hotel in Stans

Stans is the capital city of the canton of Nidwalden in Switzerland. It has a population of 7,300 people. The area of Stans is 11 km².

History[change | change source]

Stans was first noted in 1172. In 1798, it was attacked by French troops, followed the decision of Nidwalden not to adapt a new constitution. Children whose parents were killed by this event were gathered by the teacher Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi for his first school. The open-air assembly (Landsgemeinde) was held in Stans each year until 1997.

Sights[change | change source]

The main sights of Stans are:

Other websites[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.