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Former municipality of Switzerland
Coat of arms of Mühlehorn
Coat of arms
Mühlehorn is located in Switzerland
Mühlehorn is located in Canton of Glarus
Coordinates: 47°7′N 9°10′E / 47.117°N 9.167°E / 47.117; 9.167Coordinates: 47°7′N 9°10′E / 47.117°N 9.167°E / 47.117; 9.167
Country Switzerland
Canton Glarus
District n.a.
 • Total 7.75 km2 (2.99 sq mi)
Elevation 428 m (1,404 ft)
Population (December 2015)
 • Total 416
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Postal code 8874
SFOS number 1618
Surrounded by Amden (SG), Obstalden, Quarten (SG)
Website www.muehlehorn.ch
SFSO statistics

Mühlehorn is a former municipality in the canton of Glarus in Switzerland. Effective from 1 January 2011, Mühlehorn is part of the municipality of Glarus Nord.


Mühlehorn is first mentioned in 1551 as Mülihorn.[1]


Mühlehorn at Walensee

Mühlehorn has an area, as of 2006, of 7.8 km2 (3.0 sq mi). Of this area, 33.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 52.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 3.9% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (9.9%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[2]

Mühlehorn is located on the southern shore of the Walensee. It consists of the village of Mühlehorn and the hamlets of Vortobel, Tiefenwinkel and Mühletal which are on the north-east border of the canton.


Mühlehorn had a population (as of 2010) of 416. As of 2007, 13.4% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.[3] Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -13.2%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (88.9%), with Serbo-Croatian being second most common ( 7.9%) and Italian being third ( 1.1%).[2]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SPS which received 54% of the vote. Most of the rest of the votes went to the SVP with 31% of the vote.[2]

In Mühlehorn about 67.3% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).[2]

Mühlehorn has an unemployment rate of 0.71%. As of 2005, there were 17 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 7 businesses involved in this sector. 88 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 9 businesses in this sector. 38 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 13 businesses in this sector.[2]

The historical population is given in the following table:[1]

Year Population Percent Change
1888 538
1900 531 -1.30%
1950 631 18.83%
2000 441 -30.11%


The municipality is located on the A3 motorway.


  1. ^ a b Mühlehorn in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  2. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 14-Sep-2009
  3. ^ Canton Glarus population growth (in German) accessed 9 September 2009