Küssnacht facts for kids
|• Total||29.36 km2 (11.34 sq mi)|
|Elevation (Hauptplatz, Küssnacht)||441 m (1,447 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2015 )|
|• Density||423.13/km2 (1,095.89/sq mi)|
|Localities||Küssnacht SZ, Immensee, Merlischachen|
|Surrounded by||Greppen, Meggen, Adligenswil, Udligenswil and Meierskappel (Canton of Lucerne); Risch and Walchwil (Canton of Zug) and Arth|
|Twin towns||Küssaberg (Germany), Zduny (Poland)|
Küssnacht am Rigi (official name since 2004: Küssnacht) is a village, a municipality and a district in the canton of Schwyz in Switzerland. It is the capital and municipality of the district of Küssnacht.
In 1424, Küssnacht became a district of the Canton of Schwyz.
On 29 August 1935, Queen Astrid of the Belgians was killed here in a road accident. A memorial chapel ("Königin-Astrid-Kapelle") was built at the accident scene.
A well-known folklore event on December 5 each year is the Klausjagen.
The municipality has three villages Küssnacht, Immensee, and Merlischachen, the hamlet Haltikon, the industrial area Fänn, and the alp Seeboden.
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