|Former municipality of Switzerland|
|• Total||30.76 km2 (11.88 sq mi)|
|Elevation||572 m (1,877 ft)|
|Population (December 2012)|
|• Density||36/km2 (94/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||CH-GL|
|Surrounded by||Betschwanden, Braunwald, Elm, Glarus, Haslen, Leuggelbach, Muotathal (SZ), Nidfurn, Schwanden|
Luchsingen is a former municipality in the canton of Glarus in Switzerland. Since 2004 the former municipalities of Hätzingen and Diesbach have been part of Luchsingen. Effective from 1 January 2011, Luchsingen is part of the municipality of Glarus Süd.
Luchsingen is first mentioned in 1274 as Luchsingen.
Luchsingen has an area, as of 2006[update], of 30.7 km2 (11.9 sq mi). Of this area, 26.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 31.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 2% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (39.4%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
Luchsingen is located in the Glarner Hinterland on the left side of the Grosstal. It consists of the village of Luchsingen, the hamlet of Adlenbach and the vacation home development of Schlatt. Since 2004 the former municipalities of Hätzingen and Diesbach have been part of Luchsingen.
Oberblegisee is located in the former municipality.
Luchsingen has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 1,119. As of 2007[update], 16.7% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -9.5%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (84.5%), with Italian being second most common ( 4.4%) and Turkish being third ( 2.1%).
The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Luchsingen about 67.5% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).
Luchsingen has an unemployment rate of 1.93%. As of 2005[update], there were 47 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 21 businesses involved in this sector. 23 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 11 businesses in this sector. 135 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 29 businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
- Luchsingen 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
- History of the Glarus Families - The Luchsingers
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