Sachseln facts for kids
|• Total||53.91 km2 (20.81 sq mi)|
|Elevation||483 m (1,585 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2015 )|
|• Density||93.971/km2 (243.38/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Giswil, Kerns, Lungern, Sarnen|
Sachseln is first mentioned in 1173 as Saxhslen.
Sachseln has an area, as of 2006[update], 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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