Muri (district) facts for kids
The Muri district has an area, as of 2009[update], of 138.96 square kilometers (53.65 sq mi). Of this area, 95.6 km2 (36.9 sq mi) or 68.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 26.76 km2 (10.33 sq mi) or 19.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 13.62 km2 (5.26 sq mi) or 9.8% is settled (buildings or roads).
Coat of arms
The blazon of the district coat of arms is Gules a Wall in fess embattled Argent masoned Sable..
In 2000[update] there were 15,053 workers who lived in the district. Of these, 10,391 or about 69.0% of the residents worked outside the Muri district while 4,675 people commuted into the district for work. There were a total of 9,337 jobs (of at least 6 hours per week) in the district.
From the 2000 census[update], 18,897 or 66.9% were Roman Catholic, while 4,960 or 17.6% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there were 18 individuals (or about 0.06% of the population) who belonged to the Christian Catholic faith.
Of the school age population (in the 2008/2009 school year[update]), there are 2,724 students attending primary school, there are 935 students attending secondary school, there are 569 students attending tertiary or university level schooling, and there are 14 students who are seeking a job after school in the municipality.
Muri contains the following municipalities:
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(31 December 2012)
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