Sisikon

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Sisikon
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Coat of arms of Sisikon
Coat of arms
Sisikon is located in Switzerland
Sisikon
Sisikon
Coordinates: 46°57′N 8°37′E / 46.950°N 8.617°E / 46.950; 8.617Coordinates: 46°57′N 8°37′E / 46.950°N 8.617°E / 46.950; 8.617
Country Switzerland
Canton Uri
District n.a.
Area[1]
 • Total 16.33 km2 (6.31 sq mi)
Elevation 453 m (1,486 ft)
Population (Dec 2013[2])
 • Total 394
 • Density 24/km2 (62/sq mi)
Postal code 6452
SFOS number 1217
Surrounded by Bauen, Bürglen, Flüelen, Morschach (SZ), Riemenstalden (SZ), Seelisberg
Website www.sisikon.ch
SFSO statistics

Sisikon is a municipality in the canton of Uri in Switzerland. It is situated on the shore of Lake Lucerne.

Geography[edit]

Sisikon has an area, as of 2006, of 16.3 km2 (6.3 sq mi). Of this area, 30.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 44% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.2% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (23.8%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[3] In the 1993/97 land survey, 36.5% of the total land area was heavily forested, while 4.1% is covered in small trees and shrubbery. Of the agricultural land, 0.2% is used for farming or pastures, while 4.5% is used for orchards or vine crops and 26.3% is used for alpine pastures. Of the settled areas, 0.4% is covered with buildings, 0.2% is listed as parks and greenbelts and 0.6% is transportation infrastructure. Of the unproductive areas, 0.4% is unproductive standing water (ponds or lakes), 0.2% is unproductive flowing water (rivers), 7.7% is too rocky for vegetation, and 15.5% is other unproductive land.[4]

Spilauersee is located on an alp below Rossstock.

Demographics[edit]

Sisikon has a population (as of 31 December 2013) of 394.[2] As of 2007, 6.8% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -2.8%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (96.0%), with Italian being second most common ( 1.4%) and Serbo-Croatian being third ( 1.1%).[3] As of 2007 the gender distribution of the population was 51.8% male and 48.2% female.[5]

In the 2007 federal election the FDP party received 75% of the vote.[3]

In Sisikon about 69.7% 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]

Sisikon has an unemployment rate of 0.36%. As of 2005, there were 24 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 12 businesses involved in this sector. 11 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 4 businesses in this sector. 90 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 16 businesses in this sector.[3]

The historical population is given in the following table:[6]

year population
1970 309
1980 314
1990 319
2000 350
2005 390
2007 382

Transport[edit]

Sisikon is served by the Sisikon station, situated within the municipality and on the Gotthard railway. Sisikon can be accessed by road via the Axenstrasse.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 18 August 2014
  3. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 09-Sep-2009
  4. ^ Canton Uri - Ground use statistics (German) accessed 8 September 2009
  5. ^ Uri Population statistics (German) accessed 8 September 2009
  6. ^ Uri in Numbers 2009/10 edition (German) accessed 8 September 2009