Mitlödi

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Mitlödi
Village (and former municipality)
Skyline of Mitlödi
Coat of arms of Mitlödi
Coat of arms
The former municipal area (2007)
The former municipal area (2007)
Coordinates: 47°0′37″N 9°4′47″E / 47.01028°N 9.07972°E / 47.01028; 9.07972Coordinates: 47°0′37″N 9°4′47″E / 47.01028°N 9.07972°E / 47.01028; 9.07972
Country Switzerland
Canton Glarus
Municipality Glarus Süd
Area
 • Total 6.25 km2 (2.41 sq mi)
Elevation 504 m (1,654 ft)
Population (December 2014)
 • Total 1,000
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)

Mitlödi is a village, and former municipality, in the municipality of Glarus Süd and canton of Glarus in Switzerland.[1]

History[edit]

Mitlödi is first mentioned in 1320 as Mitlodi.[2]

In 1879, Mitlödi was connected to the Swiss railway network by the opening of the Swiss Northeastern Railway line from Weesen.[2]

On 1 January 2011, Mitlödi became part of the municipality of Glarus Süd.[3]

Geography[edit]

Mitlödi is located in the valley of the Linth river, on a pre-historic rock slide, at an elevation of 504 m (1,654 ft). It consists of the village of Mitlödi itself, and the separate section of Ennetlinth on the right bank of the Linth. The village of Schwanden lies upstream and to the south, whilst the town of Glarus is downstream and to the north.[1]

Mitlödi has an area, as defined by the former municipal boundaries in 2006, of 6.2 km2 (2.4 sq mi). Of this area, 32.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 56.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 7.4% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (4.5%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

Transport[edit]

Mitlödi is located on the Hauptstrasse 17, which runs the length of the canton of Glarus before climbing the Klausen Pass into the canton of Uri, as well as on the Weesen to Linthal railway line that parallels the main road and the Linth river through Glarus. The high alpine Klausen Pass is normally only open to traffic between June and September, and for the rest of the year the road and railway up the Linth valley form the only access to Mitlödi.[1]

Mitlödi railway station is served by the Zürich S-Bahn service S25 between Linthal and Zurich, and by the St. Gallen S-Bahn service S6 between Rapperswil and Schwanden. Both services operate once per hour, combining to provide two trains per hour between Ziegelbrücke and Schwanden.[5][6][7]

Demographics[edit]

Mitlödi has a population (as of 31 December 2014) of 1,000.[8] As of 2007, 22.5% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.[9] Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -4.9%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (84.0%), with Italian being second most common ( 5.4%) and Spanish being third ( 4.9%).[4]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SPS which received 49.7% of the vote. Most of the rest of the votes went to the SVP with 30.9% of the vote.[4]

The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Mitlödi about 63.7% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).[4]

Mitlödi has an unemployment rate of 1.65%. As of 2005, there were 31 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 15 businesses involved in this sector. 398 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 21 businesses in this sector. 144 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 41 businesses in this sector.[4]

The historical population is given in the following table:[2]

year population
1777 183 (adult males)
1850 649
1900 736
1950 821
2000 1,030

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c map.geo.admin.ch (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2015-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b c "Mitlödi". Historical Dictionary of Switzerland (in French). 2008-11-19. Retrieved 2015-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Gemeinde Glarus Süd" [Glarus Süd Municipality] (in German). Gemeinde Glarus Süd. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 14-Sep-2009
  5. ^ "S-Bahn trains, buses and boats" (PDF). ZVV. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  6. ^ "S-Bahn St.Gallen Map" (PDF). S-Bahn. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  7. ^ "Ziegelbrücke–Linthal" (PDF). Bundesamt für Verkehr. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  8. ^ Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 31 August 2015
  9. ^ Canton Glarus population growth (German) accessed 9 September 2009

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