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Coat of arms of Attinghausen
Coat of arms
Attinghausen is located in Switzerland
Coordinates: 46°51′N 8°37′E / 46.850°N 8.617°E / 46.850; 8.617Coordinates: 46°51′N 8°37′E / 46.850°N 8.617°E / 46.850; 8.617
Country Switzerland
Canton Uri
District n.a.
 • Total 46.89 km2 (18.10 sq mi)
Elevation 469 m (1,539 ft)
Population (Dec 2014[2])
 • Total 1,606
 • Density 34/km2 (89/sq mi)
Postal code 6468
SFOS number 1203
Surrounded by Altdorf, Bürglen, Engelberg (OW), Erstfeld, Isenthal, Schattdorf, Seedorf, Wassen
SFSO statistics

Attinghausen is a municipality in the canton of Uri in Switzerland.


Attinghausen is first mentioned in 1240 as Attingenhusen.[3]


Attinghausen has an area, as of 2006, of 46.8 km2 (18.1 sq mi). Of this area, 35.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 17.5% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.7% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (45.5%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4] In the 1993/97 land survey, 13.6% of the total land area was heavily forested, while 2.9% is covered in small trees and shrubbery. Of the agricultural land, 0.2% is used for farming or pastures, while 4.8% is used for orchards or vine crops and 30.3% is used for alpine pastures. Of the settled areas, 0.9% is covered with buildings, 0.4% is classed as special developments, and 0.3% is transportation infrastructure. Of the unproductive areas, 0.1% is unproductive standing water (ponds or lakes), 0.9% is unproductive flowing water (rivers), 36.1% is too rocky for vegetation, and 8.4% is other unproductive land.[5]

The municipality is located around a bridge over the Reuss river.


Attinghausen has a population (as of 31 December 2014) of 1,606.[2] As of 2007, 4.2% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 4.8%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (96.6%), with Serbo-Croatian being second most common ( 0.7%) and Dutch being third ( 0.5%).[4] As of 2007 the gender distribution of the population was 50.9% male and 49.1% female.[6]

In Attinghausen about 71.9% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[4]

Attinghausen has an unemployment rate of 0.53%. As of 2005, there were 102 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 44 businesses involved in this sector. 80 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 10 businesses in this sector. 153 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 19 businesses in this sector.[4]

The historical population is given in the following table:[3]

year population
1743 354
1799 484
1850 516
1900 528
1950 993
2000 1,487


  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 31 August 2015
  3. ^ a b Attinghausen in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b c d Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 08-Sep-2009
  5. ^ Canton Uri - Ground use statistics (German) accessed 8 September 2009
  6. ^ Uri Population statistics (German) accessed 8 September 2009