Engi, Switzerland

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Former municipality of Switzerland
Engi -
Country Switzerland Coat of Arms of Engi
Canton Glarus
District n.a.
46°59′N 9°09′E / 46.983°N 9.150°E / 46.983; 9.150Coordinates: 46°59′N 9°09′E / 46.983°N 9.150°E / 46.983; 9.150
Population 609 (December 2013)
- Density 15 /km2 (39 /sq mi)
Area 40.7 km2 (15.7 sq mi)
Elevation 812 m (2,664 ft)
Postal code 8765
SFOS number 1606
Surrounded by Flums (SG), Matt, Quarten (SG), Schwanden, Sool
Website www.engi.ch
SFSO statistics
Engi is located in Switzerland

Engi is a former municipality in the canton of Glarus in Switzerland. Effective from 1 January 2011, Engi is part of the municipality of Glarus Süd.


Engi is first mentioned in 1350 as ze engi.[1]


Avalanche trail in the mountains above Engi

Engi has an area, as of 2006, of 40.7 km2 (15.7 sq mi). Of this area, 38.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 36.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.2% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (24.6%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[2]

Engi is located in the lower Sernf river valley and on the right bank of the river. It consists of the village of Engi with the village sections of Vorderdorf, Dörfli and Hinterdorf.


Engi has a population (as of 31 December 2013) of 609.[3] As of 2007, 6.9% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.[4] Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -10.1%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (95.0%), with Italian being second most common ( 1.4%) and Portuguese being third ( 0.6%).[2]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SPS which received 59.1% of the vote. Most of the rest of the votes went to the SVP with 29.5% of the vote.[2]

The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Engi about 61.8% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).[2]

Engi has an unemployment rate of 0.76%. As of 2005, there were 62 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 22 businesses involved in this sector. 108 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 10 businesses in this sector. 78 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 15 businesses in this sector.[2]

The historical population is given in the following table:[1]

year population
1777 267 adult males
1850 1,197
1900 1,160
1950 1,122
2000 656


  1. ^ a b Engi in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  2. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 10-Sep-2009
  3. ^ Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 18 August 2014
  4. ^ Canton Glarus population growth (German) accessed 9 September 2009

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