Stans

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Stans
View of Stans
View of Stans
Coat of arms of Stans
Coat of arms
Location of Stans
Stans is located in Switzerland
Stans
Stans
Stans is located in Canton of Nidwalden
Stans
Stans
Coordinates: 46°57′N 8°21′E / 46.950°N 8.350°E / 46.950; 8.350Coordinates: 46°57′N 8°21′E / 46.950°N 8.350°E / 46.950; 8.350
CountrySwitzerland
CantonNidwalden
Districtn.a.
Government
 • MayorGemeindepräsident
Gregor Schwander CVP/PDC
Area
 • Total11.08 km2 (4.28 sq mi)
Elevation
452 m (1,483 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[2]
 • Total8,393
 • 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:

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. https://www.pxweb.bfs.admin.ch/pxweb/fr/px-x-0102020000_201/-/px-x-0102020000_201.px; retrieved: 2 June 2020.

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