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Kanton Schwyz
Coat of arms of Kanton Schwyz
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Capital Schwyz
Largest city Freienbach
Subdivisions 30 municipalities, 6 districts
 • Total 907.89 km2 (350.54 sq mi)
 (December 2020)
 • Total 162,157
 • Density 178.6086/km2 (462.594/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code CH-SZ
Highest point 2,802 m (9,193 ft): Bös Fulen
Lowest point 406 m (1,332 ft): Lake Zürich
Joined 1291
Languages German

Schwyz was one of the first cantons of Swiss canton (Urkanton).

The capital is Schwyz and the main language is German (91%). It has an area of 908 km² and 130200 inhabitants. Schwyz is near to Lucerne.

Districts and Municipalities

The Canton of Schwyz is divided into six districts and 30 municipalities, although the districts Einsiedeln, Küssnacht and Gersau simply contain the municipality of the same name.

Karte Kanton Schwyz Bezirke
Districts of the Cantons of Schwyz

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