|Former municipality of Switzerland|
|Population||609 (December 2012)|
|- Density||15 /km2 (39 /sq mi)|
|Area||40.7 km2 (15.7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||812 m (2,664 ft)|
|Surrounded by||Flums (SG), Matt, Quarten (SG), Schwanden, Sool|
Engi is first mentioned in 1350 as ze engi.
Engi has an area, as of 2006[update], 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).
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 2012) of 609. As of 2007[update], 6.9% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -10.1%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (95.0%), with Italian being second most common ( 1.4%) and Portuguese being third ( 0.6%).
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).
Engi has an unemployment rate of 0.76%. As of 2005[update], 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.
The historical population is given in the following table:
|1777||267 adult males|
- Engi in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 10-Sep-2009
- Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 29 August 2013
- Canton Glarus population growth (German) accessed 9 September 2009
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Engi.|
- The History of the Citizen Families of Engi (GL) and their Development
- Karin Marti-Weissenbach: Engi, Switzerland in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.