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Canton of Schwyz

canton of Switzerland

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

Kanton Schwyz
Coat of arms of Kanton Schwyz
Coat of arms
Map of Switzerland, location of Schwyz highlighted
Location in Switzerland
Map of Schwyz

Karte Kanton Schwyz 2010.png
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
CapitalSchwyz
Largest CityFreienbach
Subdivisions30 municipalities, 6 districts
Government
 • ExecutiveRegierungsrat (7)
 • LegislativeKantonsrat (100)
Area
 • Total907.89 km2 (350.54 sq mi)
Population
 (12/2017)[2]
 • Total157,301
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeCH-SZ
Highest point2,802 m (9,193 ft): Bös Fulen
Lowest point406 m (1,332 ft): Lake Zürich
Joined1291
LanguagesGerman
WebsiteSZ.ch

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 MunicipalitiesEdit

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 websitesEdit


  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 (German) accessed 17 September 2018