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Former municipality of Switzerland
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Coat of arms of Haslen
Coat of arms
Haslen is located in Switzerland
Coordinates: 46°58′N 9°3′E / 46.967°N 9.050°E / 46.967; 9.050Coordinates: 46°58′N 9°3′E / 46.967°N 9.050°E / 46.967; 9.050
Country Switzerland
Canton Glarus
District n.a.
 • Total 11.51 km2 (4.44 sq mi)
Elevation 586 m (1,923 ft)
Population (December 2013)
 • Total 999
 • Density 87/km2 (220/sq mi)
Postal code 8773
SFOS number 1610
Surrounded by Leuggelbach, Luchsingen, Nidfurn, Schwanden
Website www.haslen.ch
SFSO statistics

Haslen is a former municipality in the canton of Glarus in Switzerland. On July 1, 2006, Haslen incorporated the neighbouring municipalities of Leuggelbach and Nidfurn. Effective from 1 January 2011, Haslen is part of the municipality of Glarus Süd.


Haslen is first mentioned in 1289 as Burchard von Hasle.[1]


Leuggelbach (Haslen)

Haslen has an area, as of 2006, of 15.8 km2 (6.1 sq mi). Of this area, 42.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 45.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 3.3% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (8.6%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[2]

Haslen is in the Glarner Hinterland on the right side of the Grosstal between Hätzingen now part of Luchsingen and Schwanden. It consists of the linear village of Haslen, the hamlets of Leu (formerly Nesslau), Oberhaslen, Büel, Zussigen and Mülibächli and since 2006 the former municipalities of Leuggelbach und Nidfurn.


Haslen has a population (as of 31 December 2013) of 999.[3] As of 2007, 9.7% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.[4] Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -8.7%[clarification needed]. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (90.6%), with Turkish being second most common (3.1%) and Italian being third (2.7%).[2]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SPS which received 46.6% of the vote. Most of the rest of the votes went to the SVP with 41.8% of the vote.[2]

The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Haslen about 66.6% of the population (between ages 25–64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).[2]

Haslen has an unemployment rate of 0.93%. As of 2005, there were 21 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 11 businesses involved in this sector. 96 people were employed in the secondary sector and there were 13 businesses in this sector. 74 people were employed in the tertiary sector, with 24 businesses in this sector.[2]

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

year population
1777 137
1850 787
1900 766
1950 769
1980 489
2000 649


Nidfurn-Haslen railway station is on the Weesen to Linthal railway line. It is served by the hourly Zürich S-Bahn service S25 between Linthal and Zurich.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b Haslen 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
  5. ^ "S-Bahn trains, buses and boats". ZVV. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  6. ^ "Ziegelbrücke–Linthal". Bundesamt für Verkehr. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 

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