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Former municipality of Switzerland
Coat of arms of Mühlehorn
Coat of arms
Mühlehorn is located in Switzerland
Location of Mühlehorn
Karte Gemeinde Mühlehorn 2007.png
Mühlehorn is located in Canton of Glarus
Mühlehorn (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 2016)
 • 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 Archived 2011-09-04 at the Wayback Machine. accessed 14-Sep-2009
  3. ^ Canton Glarus population growth (in German) accessed 9 September 2009