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History

Glaris blason

The only canton, whose emblem is showing a person: Saint Fridolin with his hiking stick and holding a bible. A legend says that this Irish missionary reformed the canton in the 16th century. 

He was offered the bigger part of the canton Glarus, which then became property of the monastery of Säckingen, before it was conquered by the Habsburger and finally became subordinated in 1415. 


Traditionalist

Glaris Landsgemeinde

The canton of Glarus is, except of Appenzell Innerhoden the only canton, which preserves the country community, which is a yearly meeting of all residents, where they agree upon laws proposed by the civil servants. In such a meeting the canton voted for the electoral law from the age of 16 on May 6, 2007. 

A small canton

Glaris

With its 40 100 residents, densed on 59 residents per square meter, which is less than the country's average, Glarus is the smallest canton of Switzerland. 

The region in numbers

Area in km²
685
Volume, persons per km²
59
Population
40'100
Percentage of foreigners
23.7%
GDP in millions
2'675
Admission to confederation
1352
Number of municipalities
3
Unemployment rate in %
2.4%
Active population
22'000
Percentage of agricultural area
47.1%