Morschach

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Morschach
Morschach -
Country Switzerland Coat of Arms of Morschach
Canton Schwyz
District Schwyz
46°58′N 8°37′E / 46.967°N 8.617°E / 46.967; 8.617Coordinates: 46°58′N 8°37′E / 46.967°N 8.617°E / 46.967; 8.617
Population 1,105 (Dec 2013)[1]
- Density 47 /km2 (122 /sq mi)
Area 20.81 km2 (8.03 sq mi)[2]
Elevation 650 m (2,133 ft)
Postal code 6443
SFOS number 1366
Surrounded by Ingenbohl, Muotathal, Riemenstalden, Seelisberg (UR), Sisikon (UR), Schwyz
Website www.morschach.ch
SFSO statistics
Morschach is located in Switzerland
Morschach
Morschach

Morschach is a municipality in Schwyz District in the canton of Schwyz in Switzerland.

History[edit]

Morschach is first mentioned in 1261 as Morsacho.[3]

Geography[edit]

Morschach

Morschach has an area, as of 2006, of 20.8 km2 (8.0 sq mi). Of this area, 52.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 36.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 2.9% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (8.6%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality is located on a glacier moraine above the Lake of Lucerne. It consists of the village of Morschach and includes the summer and winter sport center at Stoos.

Demographics[edit]

Morschach has a population (as of 31 December 2013) of 1,105.[1] As of 2007, 14.7% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.[5] Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 9.3%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (89.0%), with Serbo-Croatian being second most common ( 2.0%) and Portuguese being third ( 1.7%).[4]

As of 2000 the gender distribution of the population was 54.4% male and 45.6% female. The age distribution, as of 2008, in Morschach is; 274 people or 28.6% of the population is between 0 and 19. 331 people or 34.6% are 20 to 39, and 247 people or 25.8% are 40 to 64. The senior population distribution is 67 people or 7.0% are 65 to 74. There are 36 people or 3.8% who are 70 to 79 and 3 people or 0.31% of the population who are over 80.[5]

As of 2000 there are 305 households, of which 75 households (or about 24.6%) contain only a single individual. 27 or about 8.9% are large households, with at least five members.[5]

Village church in Morschach

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 45.6% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the CVP (26.3%), the SPS (16%) and the FDP (8.6%).[4]

In Morschach about 57.2% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[4]

Morschach has an unemployment rate of 1.41%. As of 2005, there were 70 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 32 businesses involved in this sector. 15 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 6 businesses in this sector. 434 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 42 businesses in this sector.[4]

From the 2000 census, 710 or 74.1% are Roman Catholic, while 65 or 6.8% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there are 6 individuals (or about 0.63% of the population) who belong to the Orthodox Church, and there are less than 5 individuals who belong to another Christian church. There are 13 (or about 1.36% of the population) who are Islamic. There are less than 5 individuals who belong to another church (not listed on the census), 66 (or about 6.89% of the population) belong to no church, are agnostic or atheist, and 95 individuals (or about 9.92% of the population) did not answer the question.[5]

The historical population is given in the following table:[3]

year population
1850 462
1900 518
1950 587
1980 632
1985 771
1990 824
2000 848
2005 893
2007 938

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 18 August 2014
  2. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  3. ^ a b Morschach in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 31-Aug-2009
  5. ^ a b c d Canton Schwyz Statistics (German) accessed 27 August 2009

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