Mosen, Lucerne

Mosen, Lucerne

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Mosen, Lucerne

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Mosen is a municipality in the district of Hochdorf in the canton of Lucerne in Switzerland. On 1 January 2009 it became part of the municipality of Hitzkirch.

History

Mosen is first mentioned in 1045 as Moseheim though this comes from a 14th Century copy. In 1264 it was mentioned as Mosheim.

Geography

Mosen has an area of . Of this area, 70.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 15.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 11.4% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (2.5%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).The municipality is located in the Seetal region on the south end of Lake Hallwil.

On 21 May 2006 an attempt to merge the Hitzkirch and the surrounding 10 municipalities failed, when five of the eleven voted against the merger. A less ambitious merger was then proposed and accepted, with the municipalities of Gelfingen, Hämikon, Mosen, Müswangen, Retschwil and Sulz joining Hitzkirch.

Demographics

Mosen has a population () of 284, of which 6.0% are foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 18.3%. Most of the population () speaks German (90.2%), with Albanian being second most common ( 2.8%) and Turkish being third ( 2.0%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 38.9% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the FDP (28.1%), the CVP...
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