Elm, Switzerland

village in Switzerland

Elm is a former municipality, in the municipality of Glarus Süd and canton of Glarus in Switzerland.

Elm
Coat of arms of Elm
Coat of arms
Location of Elm
CountrySwitzerland
CantonGlarus
Districtn.a.
Area
 • Total90.73 km2 (35.03 sq mi)
Elevation
977 m (3,205 ft)
Population
 (December 2003)
 • Total741
 • Density8.2/km2 (21/sq mi)
Postal code
8767
SFOS number1605
LocalitiesMüsli, Obmoos, Schwändi, Steinibach, Sulzbach, Töniberg, Untertal, Vogelsang, Wald
Surrounded byAndiast (GR), Betschwanden, Flims (GR), Laax (GR), Linthal, Luchsingen, Matt, Mels (SG), Pfäfers (SG), Pigniu (GR), Ruschein (GR), Schwanden, Siat (GR)
Websitewww.elm.ch/gemeinde
SFSO statistics

It is the municipality farthest south in the valley of the Sernf.

Elm

HistoryEdit

Russian General Alexander Suvarov and his troops stayed the night in Elm before crossing Panix Pass to Pigniu on their retreat into Austria.

On September 11, 1881, an avalanche caused by too much mining of slate killed 114 people and buried 83 structures in the municipality.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Elm at Wikimedia Commons