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Coat of arms of Isenthal
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Country Switzerland
Canton Uri
District n.a.
 • Total 60.99 km2 (23.55 sq mi)
771 m (2,530 ft)
 (Dec 2015 )
 • Total 512
 • Density 8.395/km2 (21.742/sq mi)
Postal code
Surrounded by Attinghausen, Bauen, Beckenried (NW), Emmetten (NW), Engelberg (OW), Flüelen, Seedorf, Seelisberg, Wolfenschiessen (NW)

Isenthal is a municipality in the canton of Uri in Switzerland.


Isenthal is first mentioned in 1280 as Yseltal.


Isenthal has an area, as of 2006, 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, 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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