|Former municipality of Switzerland|
|• Total||21.83 km2 (8.43 sq mi)|
|Elevation||433 m (1,421 ft)|
|Population (December 2012)|
|• Density||150/km2 (400/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||CH-GL|
|Surrounded by||Ennenda, Filzbach, Näfels, Netstal, Niederurnen, Oberurnen, Weesen (SG)|
Mollis is first mentioned in 1288.
Mollis has an area, as of 2006[update], of 21.8 km2 (8.4 sq mi). Of this area, 41% is used for agricultural purposes, while 44.9% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 8.2% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (5.9%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
The municipality is located on the right side of the Linth valley. It includes the area from the Linth Canal and Walensee to the Schlattbach in the Netstal. It consists of the village of Mollis and the hamlets of Beglingen on the Kerenzerberg and the alpine settlement of Mullern.
Mollis had a population (as of 2010) of 3,337. As of 2007[update], 12.1% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 4.6%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (90.8%), with Italian being second most common ( 2.8%) and Albanian being third ( 1.9%).
The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Mollis about 73.4% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).
Mollis has an unemployment rate of 0.98%. As of 2005[update], there were 154 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 43 businesses involved in this sector. 384 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 47 businesses in this sector. 500 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 94 businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
The Bulgarian-born astronomer Fritz Zwicky is buried there.
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