|• Total||16.25 km2 (6.27 sq mi)|
|Elevation||455 m (1,493 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2013)|
|• Density||190/km2 (500/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Beckenried, Buochs, Dallenwil, Stans, Wolfenschiessen|
The Benedictine covent of Maria-Rickenbach is located within the municipality, next to the hamlet of Niederrickenbach. The convent lies at an altitude of 1,150 m (3,770 ft) and is accessible by cable car.
Oberdorf is first mentioned in 1199 as Obirndorf. In 1275 it was mentioned as Oberndorf.
Oberdorf has an area, as of 2006[update], of 16.2 square kilometers (6.3 sq mi). Of this area, 53% is used for agricultural purposes, while 38.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 6.7% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1.9%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
The municipality is located near and above the municipality of Stans. It consists of the villages and hamlets which are located above Stans (the so-called Upper village or in German Obere Dorf), which include Wil, Ennerberg and Waltersberg. Additionally the hamlets of Büren (nid dem Bach) and Niederrickenbach are included in the municipality.
Oberdorf has a population (as of 31 December 2013) of 3,110. As of 2007[update], 5.6% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 7.6%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (95.2%), with Albanian being second most common ( 0.8%) and English being third ( 0.7%). As of 2008[update] the gender distribution of the population was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.
Oberdorf has an unemployment rate of 1.09%. As of 2005[update], there were 214 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 77 businesses involved in this sector. 530 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 35 businesses in this sector. 252 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 40 businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
The main sight of Oberdorf is the pilgrimage chapel Niederrickenbach.
- Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
- Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 18 August 2014
- Oberdorf in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 04-Sep-2009
- Nidwalden Statistical Office-Population (German) accessed 4 September 2009
- Nidwalden Statistical Office-Municipalities (German) accessed 4 September 2009
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