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Sachseln
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Coat of arms of Sachseln
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Sachseln is located in Switzerland
Sachseln
Sachseln
Location in Switzerland
Sachseln is located in Canton of Obwalden
Sachseln
Sachseln
Location in Canton of Obwalden
Country Switzerland
Canton Obwalden
District n.a.
Area
 • Total 53.91 km2 (20.81 sq mi)
Elevation
483 m (1,585 ft)
Population
 (Dec 2015 )
 • Total 5,066
 • Density 93.971/km2 (243.38/sq mi)
Postal code
6072
Surrounded by Giswil, Kerns, Lungern, Sarnen

Sachseln is a village and municipality in the canton of Obwalden in Switzerland. Besides the village of Sachseln, the municipality includes the hamlets of Edisried, Ewil and Flüeli-Ranft.

History

Sachseln is first mentioned in 1173 as Saxhslen.

Geography

Geografischer Mittelpunkt der Schweiz
Geographic center of Switzerland

Sachseln has an area, as of 2006, of 53.8 square kilometers (20.8 sq mi). Of this area, 45.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 39.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 3.1% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (12.1%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).

The municipality is located on Lake Sarnen (Sarnersee). It consists of the village of Sachseln and the hamlets of Edisried, Ewil and Flüeli-Ranft.

The geographic center of Switzerland is in Sachseln.

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