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Muotathal
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Coat of arms of Muotathal
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Schwyz
District Schwyz
Area
 • Total 172.16 km2 (66.47 sq mi)
Elevation (Church Muotathal) 626 m (2,054 ft)
Population (Dec 2015 )
 • Total 3,499
 • Density 20.324/km2 (52.639/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Muotathaler/-in
Postal code 6436
Localities Muotathal, Ried, Schachen, Wil, Hinterthal, Chrüz, Pragel, Bisisthal, Glattalp, Toralp, Charetalp, Goldplangg
Surrounded by Bürglen (UR), Glarus (GL), Glarus Süd (GL), Illgau, Innerthal, Morschach, Oberiberg, Riemenstalden, Spiringen (UR), Schwyz, Unteriberg, Unterschächen (UR)

Muotathal is a village and a municipality in Schwyz District in the canton of Schwyz in Switzerland. The eponymous valley, the Muotatal, is formed by the Muota, which joins Lake Lucerne at Brunnen.

Geography

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Muotathal, the river Muota in the Muotatal looking west
Glatten
Lake north of the Glatten mountain

The village is in the valley of the river Muota, the Muotatal, with which it shares the name. The municipality is located in a series of valleys on the eastern edge of the canton, on the borders with the cantons of Uri and Glarus. It is the 10th largest municipality by area in Switzerland.

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Hölloch

The municipality includes the entry site of the Hölloch, which at over 200 km is the longest cave in Switzerland, and the second-longest in Europe.

Localities

Villages
  • Muotathal
  • Schachen
  • Wil
  • Hinterthal
  • Bisisthal
Hamlet
  • Ried
Alps
  • Glattalp
  • Toralp
  • Charetalp
  • Goldplangg


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