Riemenstalden

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Riemenstalden
Riemenstalden -
Country Switzerland Coat of Arms of Riemenstalden
Canton Schwyz
District Schwyz
46°56′N 8°39′E / 46.933°N 8.650°E / 46.933; 8.650Coordinates: 46°56′N 8°39′E / 46.933°N 8.650°E / 46.933; 8.650
Population 92 (Dec 2012)[1]
- Density 8 /km2 (21 /sq mi)
Area 11.21 km2 (4.33 sq mi)[2]
Elevation 1,030 m (3,379 ft)
Postal code 6452
SFOS number 1369
Surrounded by Bürglen (UR), Morschach, Muotathal, Sisikon (UR)
Website www.riemenstalden.ch
SFSO statistics
Riemenstalden is located in Switzerland
Riemenstalden
Riemenstalden

Riemenstalden is a municipality in Schwyz District in the canton of Schwyz in Switzerland. The villages can be reached by road from Sisikon (Canton of Uri).

Geography[edit]

Riemenstalden has an area, as of 2006, of 11.2 km2 (4.3 sq mi). Of this area, 49.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 25.5% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.2% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (25%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[3]

Alplersee is located on the slopes of Rophaien.

Demographics[edit]

Riemenstalden has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 92.[1] As of 2007, 2.4% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.[4] Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 20%. All of the population (as of 2000) speaks German.[3]

As of 2000 the gender distribution of the population was 57.6% male and 42.4% female. The age distribution, as of 2008, in Riemenstalden is; 12 people or 20.3% of the population is between 0 and 19. 15 people or 25.4% are 20 to 39, and 18 people or 30.5% are 40 to 64. The senior population distribution is 10 people or 16.9% are 65 to 74. There are 3 people or 5.1% who are 70 to 79 and 1 person or 1.69% of the population who is over 80.[4]

As of 2000 there are 24 households, of which 6 households (or about 25.0%) contain only a single individual.[4]

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 59.5% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the CVP (26.2%), the SPS (7.1%) and the FDP (6%).[3]

In Riemenstalden about 40% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[3]

Riemenstalden has an unemployment rate of 0%. As of 2005, there were 23 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 10 businesses involved in this sector. No one is employed in the secondary sector. 11 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 3 businesses in this sector.[3]

From the 2000 census, 59 or 100.0% are Roman Catholic.[4]

The historical population is given in the following table:[4]

year population
1950 79
1960 63
1970 88
1980 91
1985 84
1990 81
2000 65
2005 75
2007 84

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 29 August 2013
  2. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  3. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 31-Aug-2009
  4. ^ a b c d e Canton Schwyz Statistics (German) accessed 27 August 2009