|Former municipality of Switzerland|
|• Total||10.63 km2 (4.10 sq mi)|
|Elevation||464 m (1,522 ft)|
|Population (December 2012)|
|• Density||270/km2 (700/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||CH-GL|
|Surrounded by||Ennenda, Glarus, Mollis, Näfels, Riedern|
Netstal is first mentioned in 1289 as Netstal.
Netstal has an area, as of 2006[update], of 10.7 km2 (4.1 sq mi). Of this area, 30.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 32.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 9.6% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (26.9%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
Netstal is located in the Glarner Mittelland on the eastern foot of the Wiggis mountain and at the confluence of the Löntsch river (from the Klöntal) into the Linth river. It consists of the hamlets of Netstal, Leuzingen and Löntschen.
Netstal had a population (as of 2010) of 2,875. As of 2007[update], 25.4% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 2.3%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (79.9%), with Italian being second most common ( 6.9%) and Albanian being third ( 4.1%).
The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Netstal about 59.4% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).
Netstal has an unemployment rate of 1.51%. As of 2005[update], there were 41 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 18 businesses involved in this sector. 816 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 51 businesses in this sector. 739 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 95 businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
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