Isenthal facts for kids
|• Total||60.99 km2 (23.55 sq mi)|
|Elevation||771 m (2,530 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2015 )|
|• Density||8.395/km2 (21.742/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Attinghausen, Bauen, Beckenried (NW), Emmetten (NW), Engelberg (OW), Flüelen, Seedorf, Seelisberg, Wolfenschiessen (NW)|
Isenthal is first mentioned in 1280 as Yseltal.
Isenthal has an area, as of 2006[update], of 61 km2 (24 sq mi). Of this area, 27.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 26.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.6% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (45.3%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains). In the 1993 land survey[update], 21.4% of the total land area was heavily forested, while 1.4% is covered in small trees and shrubbery.
Of the agricultural land, 0.0% is used for farming or pastures, while 5.7% is used for orchards or vine crops and 22.2% is used for alpine pastures. Of the settled areas, 0.3% is covered with buildings, and 0.2% is transportation infrastructure. Of the unproductive areas, 0.9% is unproductive flowing water (rivers), 35.6% is too rocky for vegatation, and 8.8% is other unproductive land.
The municipality is located at the intersection of the Sernftal and the Grosstal. It consists of the village of Isenthal and widely scattered small settlements.
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