Rüti, Glarus

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For other places with the same name, see Rüti (disambiguation).
Former municipality of Switzerland
Rüti -
Country Switzerland Coat of Arms of Rüti
Canton Glarus
District n.a.
46°56′N 9°1′E / 46.933°N 9.017°E / 46.933; 9.017Coordinates: 46°56′N 9°1′E / 46.933°N 9.017°E / 46.933; 9.017
Population 364 (December 2012)
- Density 59 /km2 (153 /sq mi)
Area 6.18 km2 (2.39 sq mi)
Elevation 616 m (2,021 ft)
Postal code 8782
SFOS number 1626
Surrounded by Betschwanden, Braunwald, Linthal
Website www.rueti-gl.ch
SFSO statistics
Rüti is located in Switzerland

Rüti is a village and former municipality in the canton of Glarus in Switzerland. Effective from 1 January 2011, Rüti is part of the municipality of Glarus Süd.



Rüti is first mentioned about 1340.[1]


Rüti has an area, as of 2006, of 6.2 km2 (2.4 sq mi). Of this area, 23.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 57.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 4.9% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (13.9%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[2]

Rüti is located in the Grosstal on the right side of the Linth river.


Rüti has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 364.[3] As of 2007, 12.1% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.[4] Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -31.4%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (75.7%), with Serbo-Croatian being second most common ( 8.1%) and Italian being third ( 4.1%).[2]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SPS which received 55.6% of the vote. Most of the rest of the votes went to the SVP with 32.3% of the vote.[2]

The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Rüti about 55.1% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).[2]

Rüti has an unemployment rate of 1.86%. As of 2005, there were 21 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 8 businesses involved in this sector. 14 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 2 businesses in this sector. 11 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 6 businesses in this sector.[2]

The historical population is given in the following table:[1]

year population
1692 256
1837 814
1850 809
1900 919
1950 821
2000 444


Rüti is served by Rüti GL railway station, which is on the Weesen to Linthal railway line. It is called at by the hourly Zürich S-Bahn service S25 between Linthal and Zurich.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b Rüti (GL) in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  2. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 14-Sep-2009
  3. ^ Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 29 August 2013
  4. ^ Canton Glarus population growth (German) accessed 9 September 2009
  5. ^ "S-Bahn trains, buses and boats". ZVV. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  6. ^ "Ziegelbrücke–Linthal". Bundesamt für Verkehr. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Rüti GL at Wikimedia Commons