|Former municipality of Switzerland|
|• Total||13.93 km2 (5.38 sq mi)|
|Elevation||682 m (2,238 ft)|
|Population (December 2015)|
|• Density||37/km2 (95/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Amden (SG), Ennenda, Mollis, Obstalden, Weesen (SG)|
Filzbach is first mentioned in 1394 as Vilentzspach.
Filzbach has an area, as of 2006[update], of 13.9 km2 (5.4 sq mi). Of this area, 35.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 40.9% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 4.6% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (19.1%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
Filzbach had a population (as of 2010) of 509. As of 2007[update], 10.2% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -6.7%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (92.6%), with Portuguese being second most common ( 1.3%) and Serbo-Croatian being third ( 1.3%).
Filzbach has an unemployment rate of 0.43%. As of 2005[update], there were 33 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 15 businesses involved in this sector. 2 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 2 businesses in this sector. 190 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 21 businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
- Filzbach in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived September 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. accessed 10-Sep-2009
- Canton Glarus population growth Archived June 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. (German) accessed 9 September 2009
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