, Formerly known as Muri (Freiamt
) , is a municipality in southeastern Swiss Canton Aargau
and is the capital of same district. The present municipality of Muri was created in 1816 from the merging of the four municipalities Langdorf
, Hasli and Wey.
The community consists of three districts. Immediately west of the monastery lies the community of Wey, slightly more than a kilometer south of the district Langdorf (formerly known as Dorfmuri). East of the railway line, at a distance of half a kilometer of the village is Egg. There are also several hamlets: Hasli is located one kilometer north of the monastery, Vili one kilometer in a northwesterly direction, and Langenmatt one kilometer to the west. Türmelen, a hamlet, which lies directly on the eastern boundary of the municipality, is now merged with Egg. There are also numerous isolated farms scattered throughout the area.
Muri is located in the upper end of the Bünztal at the foot of Lindenberg, Covering all districts, with one exception lie in a plane at an altitude from . In the west the slope rises evenly, where Langenmatt lies at an altitude of . Toward the south, the terrain is undulating and is divided by two river valleys. The Sörikerbach flows through Wey, and the Rüeribach by Langdorf and Egg.
Muri has an area, , of . Of this area, or 58.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while or 20.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, or 20.2% is settled (buildings or roads), or 0.3% is either... Read More