|• Total||9.32 km2 (3.60 sq mi)|
|Elevation||435 m (1,427 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2016)|
|• Density||490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Beckenried, Buochs, Gersau (SZ), Lucerne (LU) Stans, Stansstad, Vitznau (LU), Weggis (LU)|
Ennetbürgen is first mentioned by 1190 as Burgin. In 1799 it became Enet-Bürgen and in 1836 Ennerbürgen. Since 1850 the official name has been Ennetbürgen.
Ennetbürgen has an area, as of 2006[update], of 9.4 square kilometers (3.6 sq mi). Of this area, 51.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 33.5% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 14.7% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.1%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
The municipality is located between Lake Lucerne and the foot of the Bürgenberg mountain.
Ennetbürgen has a population (as of 31 December 2016) of 4,567. As of 2007[update], 10.3% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 8%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (94.2%), with Serbo-Croatian being second most common ( 1.2%) and Italian being third ( 0.9%). As of 2008[update] the gender distribution of the population was 51.4% male and 48.6% female.
The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Ennetbürgen about 75% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).
Ennetbürgen has an unemployment rate of 1.12%. As of 2005[update], there were 122 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 52 businesses involved in this sector. 318 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 43 businesses in this sector. 718 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 123 businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
The main sights of Ennetbürgen are: the chapel St. Jost, and the clergy house St. Jost.
- Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 30 August 2017
- Ennetbürgen in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived January 5, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. accessed 04-Sep-2009
- Nidwalden Statistical Office-Population (in German) accessed 4 September 2009
- Nidwalden Statistical Office-Municipalities (in German) accessed 4 September 2009
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