|Former municipality of Switzerland|
|Population||1,963 (December 2012)|
|- Density||153 /km2 (397 /sq mi)|
|Area||12.82 km2 (4.95 sq mi)|
|Elevation||430 m (1,411 ft)|
|Surrounded by||Innerthal (SZ), Mollis, Näfels, Niederurnen, Schübelbach (SZ)|
Oberurnen is first mentioned in 1340 as Obern Urannen.
Oberurnen has an area, as of 2006[update], of 12.8 km2 (4.9 sq mi). Of this area, 45.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 40.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 4.1% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (10.2%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
Oberurnen is located in the Glarner Unterland.
Oberurnen has a population (as of 2010) of 1,963. As of 2007[update], 24.2% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 0.5%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (79.8%), with Italian being second most common ( 8.2%) and Albanian being third ( 3.6%).
The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Oberurnen about 56.9% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).
Oberurnen has an unemployment rate of 2.46%. As of 2005[update], there were 53 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 21 businesses involved in this sector. 82 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 19 businesses in this sector. 129 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 42 businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
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