|• Total||9.95 km2 (3.84 sq mi)|
|Elevation||435 m (1,427 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2013)|
|• Density||530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Beckenried, Ennetbürgen, Gersau (SZ), Oberdorf, Stans|
|Twin towns||Deidesheim (Germany)|
Buochs is first mentioned in 1124 as Boches. In 1184, it was mentioned as Buoches, then in 1210 as Buches, and in 1229 as Buchs.
Buochs has an area, as of 2006[update], of 9.9 square kilometers (3.8 sq mi). Of this area, 48% is used for agricultural purposes, while 34.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 16% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1.9%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
The municipality is located along the roads between Ennetbürgen, Beckenried and Stans. It is on the western side of Lake Lucerne between the Engelberger Aa and the Buochserhorn mountain. It consists of the former linear village of Buochs.
Buochs has a population (as of 31 December 2013) of 5,314. As of 2007[update], 11.9% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 8.7%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (90.9%), with Italian being second most common ( 1.8%) and Serbo-Croatian being third ( 1.7%). As of 2008[update] the gender distribution of the population was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.
The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Buochs about 73% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).
Buochs has an unemployment rate of 1.32%. As of 2005[update], there were 143 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 54 businesses involved in this sector. 484 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 53 businesses in this sector. 856 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 151 businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
The main sights of Buochs are the church St. Martin, the Loreto chapel in Ennerberg, a monument of Johann Melchior Wyrsch, and the quay.
From 15 to 19 July 2009, the ICF Junior Wildwater Worldchampionships took place. It was mainly organized by members of the canoeclub of Nidwalden and the canoeclub of Obwalden. The races were on the Engelberger Aa.
- Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
- Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 18 August 2014
- Buochs in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 04-Sep-2009
- Nidwalden Statistical Office-Population (German) accessed 4 September 2009
- Nidwalden Statistical Office-Municipalities (German) accessed 4 September 2009
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