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Elm
Coat of arms of Elm
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Glarus
District n.a.
Area
 • Total 90.73 km2 (35.03 sq mi)
Elevation
977 m (3,205 ft)
Population
 (December 2003)
 • Total 741
 • Density 8.167/km2 (21.153/sq mi)
Postal code
8767
Localities Müsli, Obmoos, Schwändi, Steinibach, Sulzbach, Töniberg, Untertal, Vogelsang, Wald
Surrounded by Andiast (GR), Betschwanden, Flims (GR), Laax (GR), Linthal, Luchsingen, Matt, Mels (SG), Pfäfers (SG), Pigniu (GR), Ruschein (GR), Schwanden, Siat (GR)

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

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

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History

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.

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