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Schwarzenberg
Coat of arms of Schwarzenberg
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Lucerne
District Lucerne-Land
Area
 • Total 39.25 km2 (15.15 sq mi)
Elevation 823 m (2,700 ft)
Population (Dec 2015 )
 • Total 1,704
 • Density 43.414/km2 (112.44/sq mi)
Postal code 6103
Surrounded by Alpnach (OW), Entlebuch, Hergiswil (NW), Kriens, Malters, Werthenstein

Schwarzenberg is a municipality in the district of Lucerne in the canton of Lucerne in Switzerland.

Geography

Eigenthal kaj Schwarzenberg viditaj de Pilato 261
View from Mt. Pilatus to Eigenthal and Schwarzenberg

Schwarzenberg has an area of 39.2 km2 (15.1 sq mi). Of this area, 36.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 53.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 2.7% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (6.9%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains). In the 1997 land survey, 53.79% of the total land area was forested. Of the agricultural land, 36.34% is used for farming or pastures, while 0.33% is used for orchards or vine crops. Of the settled areas, 1.45% is covered with buildings, 0.13% is industrial, 0.1% is classed as special developments, 0.05% is parks or greenbelts and 0.94% is transportation infrastructure. Of the unproductive areas, 0.87% is unproductive flowing water (rivers) and 5.99% is other unproductive land.

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