|Population (2006)||34,948 (Ranked 24th)|
|- Density||32 /km²|
|Area||1077 km² (Ranked 11th)|
|Highest point||3630 m - Dammastock|
|Lowest point||434 m - Lake Lucerne|
Uri (German: cantons of Switzerland. Altdorf ( German for "old village" is the Capital of the Swiss canton of Uri. In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. To help compare Orders of magnitude of different geographical regions we list here areas between 1000 km2 and 10000 km2 This is a lists of Cantons of Switzerland ranked by Area. Note that half-cantons are listed separately counting full cantons Unterwalden ranks 17th before Glarus This is a list of Cantons of Switzerland by highest point The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International The Dammastock (3630 m is the highest Mountain in the Urner Alps in Switzerland. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International Lake Lucerne ( German: Vierwaldstättersee, lit "Lake of the Four Forest Cantons " is a Lake in central Switzerland, the Since 1848, the Swiss Confederation has been a Federal state of relatively autonomous cantons some of which have a history of confederacy that goes back These are data codes for Switzerland. Country These are codes for the country itself An official language is a Language that is given a special legal status in a particular Country, State, or other territory The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. This article lists the executive and legislative organs of the Cantons of Switzerland, as well as the current number of members This is a List of office-holders in 2005 in Switzerland. See also 2005 in Switzerland. This article lists the executive and legislative organs of the Cantons of Switzerland, as well as the current number of members Municipalities (sometimes called communities or communes, after the French/Italian names are the smallest government division in Switzerland and are called Uri (German) is one of the 26 Cantons of Switzerland. It is located in Central Switzerland. In contrast to centrally organised States in the federally constituted Switzerland each Canton iscompletely free to decide its own In contrast to centrally organised States in the federally constituted Switzerland each Canton iscompletely free to decide its own The 26 cantons of Switzerland are the states of the Federal state of Switzerland. It is located in Central Switzerland. Central Switzerland is the region of the Alpine foothills geographically the heart and historically the origin of Switzerland, with the cantons of Uri, The canton's territory covers the valley of the Reuss River between Lake Lucerne and the St. Gotthard Pass. The Reuss is a River in Switzerland. With a length of and a Drainage basin of, it is the fourth largest river in Switzerland (after Lake Lucerne ( German: Vierwaldstättersee, lit "Lake of the Four Forest Cantons " is a Lake in central Switzerland, the St Gotthard Pass ( Italian: San Gottardo) (el 2108 m. is a high Mountain pass in Switzerland between Airolo in the German is the primary language spoken in Uri. The population is about 35,000. The legendary William Tell is said to have hailed from Uri. William Tell (;)) is one of the 26
The canton is located in the centre of the country on the north side of the Swiss Alps. The Swiss Alps (Schweizer Alpen Alpes suisses Alpi svizzere Alps svizras are the central portion of the Alps Mountain range that lies within The lands of the canton are that of the Reuss valley and those of the main river's tributaries. The total area of the canton is 1,077 km². About half of this is considered productive land. Forests cover a significant part of the territory, and glaciers make up 20% of the unproductive land.
The highest elevation in the canton, and in the Urner Alps as a whole, is the Dammastock, at 3,630 m. The Urner Alps (also known as the Uri Alps) are a Mountain range in central Switzerland in the western part of the Alps. The Dammastock (3630 m is the highest Mountain in the Urner Alps in Switzerland. The Dammastock lies just north of the Furka Pass. Furka Pass (el 2436 m is a high Mountain pass in the Swiss Alps connecting Gletsch, Valais with Realp, Uri.
Uri was first mentioned in 732 as belonging to the abbot of Reichenau. For the area code see Area code 732. Events By Place Europe October 10 — Battle of In 853 it was given to the nunnery at Zürich by Louis the German. Events By Place Byzantine Empire A Byzantine fleet destroys Damietta, Egypt. Zürich (, Zürich German: Züri, Zurich, Zurigo; in English generally Zurich) is the largest city in Switzerland and capital of the Louis (also Ludwig or Lewis) the German (also known as Louis II or Louis the Bavarian) (806 &ndash August 28, 876
It is thought that the name Uri derives from the old German word Aurochs meaning wild ox. The aurochs or urus ( Bos taurus primigenius) was a very large type of cattle that was prevalent in Europe until its Extinction in 1627 This is backed up by the fact that the region's traditional coat of arms bears a bull's head.
In 1243 the region had a common seal. By 1274 the powerful Rudolf of Habsburg recognized these privileges. Rudolph I, also known as Rudolph of Habsburg ( German: Rudolf von Habsburg, Latin Rudolfus) May 1, 1218 &ndash Uri was one of the three original Swiss cantons, having signed the Letter of Alliance (Bundesbrief) in 1291. The Federal Charter or Letter of Alliance (Bundesbrief documents the Eternal Alliance or League Of The Three Forest Cantons (Ewiger Bund der Drei Waldstätten In 1386 Uri participated in the victory over the Austrians at Sempach. Sempach is a municipality in the district of Sursee in the canton of Lucerne in Switzerland. As a result Uri annexed the lands of Urseren in 1410.
The region resisted the reformation and remained Roman Catholic. During the Helvetic Republic Uri was part of the canton of Waldstätten. In Swiss history, the Helvetic Republic ( 1798 &ndash 1803) represented an early attempt to impose a central authority over Switzerland, After this, in 1803, Uri re-gained its independence. 1803 ( MDCCCIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a All attempts to religious or constitutional reform were resisted. In 1815 Uri joined the League of Sarnen for this reason. Year 1815 ( MDCCCXV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Later on Uri was one of the members of the Sonderbund. The Sonderbund was a separatist Catholic league, but overthrown by the Swiss Confederation.
The current constitution dates back to 1888. Year 1888 ( MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a It was revised in 1929 when the open assembly (Landsgemeinde) was abolished. Year 1929 ( MCMXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Uri today comprises 20 self-administered territories: the cantonal capital is Altdorf. Altdorf ( German for "old village" is the Capital of the Swiss canton of Uri.
The cultivated fields of the canton are located in the valley of the river Reuss. There are pastures on the lower mountain slopes. Since most of the terrain is extremely hilly, it is not suitable for cultivation. Hydroelectric power generation is of great importance. Forestry is one of the most important sectors of agriculture. At Altdorf there are cable and rubber factories. Altdorf ( German for "old village" is the Capital of the Swiss canton of Uri.
Tourism is an important source of income in the canton of Uri. An excellent network of roads facilitates tourism in remote areas in the mountains.
The population is primarily German-speaking and Roman Catholic. The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages.
The municipalities of the canton of Uri are: Altdorf, Andermatt, Attinghausen, Bauen, Bürglen, Erstfeld, Flüelen, Göschenen, Gurtnellen, Hospental, Isenthal, Realp, Schattdorf, Seedorf, Seelisberg, Silenen, Sisikon, Spiringen, Unterschächen, Wassen