|Former municipality of Switzerland|
|Population||361 (December 2012)|
|- Density||9 /km2 (23 /sq mi)|
|Area||41.27 km2 (15.93 sq mi)|
|Elevation||831 m (2,726 ft)|
|• Highest||2610 m - Foostock|
|• Lowest||805 m -|
|Localities||Matt, Trämlingen, Auen, Brumbach Stalden, Weissenberge|
|Surrounded by||Elm, Engi, Flums (SG), Mels (SG), Schwanden|
Matt is first mentioned in 1273 as Mattun.
Matt has an area, as of 2006[update], of 41.3 km2 (15.9 sq mi). Of this area, 39.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 32.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.8% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (27.2%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
Matt has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 361. As of 2007[update], 3.3% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -13.4%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (93.2%), with Albanian being second most common ( 3.7%) and Italian being third ( 1.3%).
The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Matt about 70.2% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).
Matt has an unemployment rate of 0.94%. As of 2005[update], there were 46 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 19 businesses involved in this sector. 87 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 5 businesses in this sector. 39 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 11 businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
- Matt 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 Matt.|
- Karin Marti-Weissenbach: Matt in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Hans Fuhrer: Info Matt (German)