Seedorf, Uri

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Waldegg Schwyz
Coat of arms of Seedorf
Coat of arms
Seedorf is located in Switzerland
Coordinates: 46°52′N 8°36′E / 46.867°N 8.600°E / 46.867; 8.600Coordinates: 46°52′N 8°36′E / 46.867°N 8.600°E / 46.867; 8.600
Country Switzerland
Canton Uri
District n.a.
 • Total 15.47 km2 (5.97 sq mi)
Elevation 452 m (1,483 ft)
Population (Dec 2014[2])
 • Total 1,816
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Postal code 6462
SFOS number 1214
Surrounded by Altdorf, Attinghausen, Flüelen, Isenthal
SFSO statistics

Seedorf is a municipality in the canton of Uri in Switzerland.


Seedorf has an area, as of 2006, of 15.5 km2 (6.0 sq mi). Of this area, 19.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 40.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 5.4% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (34.9%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[3] In the 1993/97 land survey, 38.6% of the total land area was heavily forested, while 0.7% is covered in small trees and shrubbery. Of the agricultural land, 0.3% is used for farming or pastures, while 9.0% is used for orchards or vine crops and 10.0% is used for alpine pastures. Of the settled areas, 2.0% is covered with buildings, 0.1% is industrial, 0.3% is classed as special developments, 0.8% is listed as parks and greenbelts and 2.2% is transportation infrastructure. Of the unproductive areas, 0.3% is unproductive standing water (ponds or lakes), 1.6% is unproductive flowing water (rivers), 21.6% is too rocky for vegetation, and 11.4% is other unproductive land.[4]


Seedorf has a population (as of 31 December 2014) of 1,816.[2] As of 2007, 4.4% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 12.1%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (97.2%), with Italian being second most common ( 1.3%) and Serbo-Croatian being third ( 0.3%).[3] As of 2007 the gender distribution of the population was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.[5]

In the 2007 federal election the FDP party received 91.1% of the vote.[3]

In Seedorf about 67.7% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[3]

Seedorf has an unemployment rate of 0.5%. As of 2005, there were 77 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 21 businesses involved in this sector. 156 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 20 businesses in this sector. 119 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 34 businesses in this sector.[3]

The historical population is given in the following table:[6]

year population
1970 1,049
1980 1,271
1990 1,518
2000 1,509
2005 1,587
2007 1,663


  1. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 31 August 2015
  3. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 09-Sep-2009
  4. ^ Canton Uri - Ground use statistics (German) accessed 8 September 2009
  5. ^ Uri Population statistics (German) accessed 8 September 2009
  6. ^ Uri in Numbers 2009/10 edition (German) accessed 8 September 2009