is a municipality
in Schwyz District
in the canton of Schwyz
Arth is first mentioned in 1036 as Arta
. In 1353 it was mentioned as ze Arth
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
. It consists of the villages of Arth Oberarth and Goldau
as well as the hamlets
of Klösterli and Kulm an der Rigi.
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... Read More