Arth

Arth

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Arth is a municipality in Schwyz District in the canton of Schwyz in Switzerland.

History

Arth is first mentioned in 1036 as Arta. In 1353 it was mentioned as ze Arth.

Geography

Arth has an area, , of . Of this area, 40.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 46.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 8.5% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (4.3%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).

The municipality is situated on the southern shore of Lake Zug, and along the Gotthard route between Rigi and Rossberg. It consists of the villages of Arth Oberarth and Goldau as well as the hamlets of Klösterli and Kulm an der Rigi.

Demographics

Arth has a population (as of ) of . , 23.6% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.

the gender distribution of the population was 50.3% male and 49.7% female. The age distribution, , in Arth is; 2,555 people or 26.6% of the population is between 0 and 19. 2,870 people or 29.9% are 20 to 39, and 2,832 people or 29.5% are 40 to 64. The senior population distribution is 734 people or 7.7% are 65 to 74. There are 467 people or 4.9% who are 70 to 79 and 135 people or 1.41% of the...
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