|Population||4,417 (Dec 2012)|
|- Density||258 /km2 (669 /sq mi)|
|Area||9.11 km2 (3.52 sq mi)|
|Elevation||436 m (1,430 ft)|
|Surrounded by||Alpnach (OW), Ennetbürgen, Ennetmoos, Hergiswil, Horw (LU), Meggen (LU), Stans, Weggis (LU)|
Stansstad has an area, as of 2006[update], of 9.1 square kilometers (3.5 sq mi). Of this area, 33.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 49.9% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 14.9% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1.4%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
Stansstad has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 4,417. As of 2007[update], 13.3% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 0.6%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (90.1%), with Italian being second most common ( 2.1%) and Albanian being third ( 1.5%). As of 2008[update] the gender distribution of the population was 51.4% male and 48.6% female.
Stansstad has an unemployment rate of 1.49%. As of 2005[update], there were 81 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 33 businesses involved in this sector. 375 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 56 businesses in this sector. 1,793 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 231 businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
Stansstad is served by Stansstad station on the Luzern–Stans–Engelberg line, on which the Lucerne S-Bahn S4 service provides two trains per hour. The village is also served by post bus services, including services to Bürgenstock, Stans and Büren, and by shipping services of the Schifffahrtsgesellschaft des Vierwaldstättersees on Lake Lucerne.
The main sights of Stansstad are a museum of the fortifications, a tower (Schnitzturm), and the chapel Marie Linden in Kehrsiten.
Heritage sites of national significance
The prehistoric lakeside settlement at Kehrsiten and the Teller/Palisaden and Schnitzturm, all part of the medieval fortifications are listed as Swiss heritage site of national significance. The prehistoric settlement is part of the Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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