Rüti, Glarus

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Rüti
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
Rüti

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

History[edit]

Rüti is first mentioned about 1340.[1]

Geography[edit]

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.

Demographics[edit]

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

Transport[edit]

Rüti is served by Rüti GL railway station, which is called at by an hourly regional train between Rapperswil and Linthal.

References[edit]

  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

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Rüti GL at Wikimedia Commons