Mitlödi

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Mitlödi
Former municipality of Switzerland
Mitlödi -
Country Switzerland Coat of Arms of Mitlödi
Canton Glarus
District n.a.
47°1′N 9°5′E / 47.017°N 9.083°E / 47.017; 9.083Coordinates: 47°1′N 9°5′E / 47.017°N 9.083°E / 47.017; 9.083
Population 1,000 (December 2012)
- Density 160 /km2 (414 /sq mi)
Area 6.25 km2 (2.41 sq mi)
Elevation 504 m (1,654 ft)
Postal code 8756
SFOS number 1616
Surrounded by Ennenda, Glarus, Schwanden, Schwändi, Sool
Website www.mitloedi.ch
SFSO statistics
Mitlödi is located in Switzerland
Mitlödi
Mitlödi

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

History[edit]

Mitlödi is first mentioned in 1320 as Mitlodi.[1]

Geography[edit]

Mitlödi has an area, as of 2006, of 6.2 km2 (2.4 sq mi). Of this area, 32.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 56.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 7.4% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (4.5%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[2]

Mitlödi is located in the Glarner Hinterland on a pre-historic rock slide around the Linth river. It consists of the village of Mitlödi and the village section of Ennetlinth on the right bank of the Linth.

Demographics[edit]

Mitlödi has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 1,000.[3] As of 2007, 22.5% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.[4] Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -4.9%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (84.0%), with Italian being second most common ( 5.4%) and Spanish being third ( 4.9%).[2]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SPS which received 49.7% of the vote. Most of the rest of the votes went to the SVP with 30.9% of the vote.[2]

The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Mitlödi about 63.7% 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]

Mitlödi has an unemployment rate of 1.65%. As of 2005, there were 31 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 15 businesses involved in this sector. 398 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 21 businesses in this sector. 144 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 41 businesses in this sector.[2]

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

year population
1777 183 Adult males
1850 649
1900 736
1950 821
2000 1,030

Transport[edit]

Mitlödi railway station is on the Weesen to Linthal railway line. It is served by the Glarner Sprinter express train to Zurich, and by a regional train between Rapperswil and Linthal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mitlödi in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  2. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 14-Sep-2009
  3. ^ Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 29 August 2013
  4. ^ Canton Glarus population growth (German) accessed 9 September 2009