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Obwalden – CH064

EU regions: Switzerland > SCHWEIZ/SUISSE/SVIZZERA > Central Switzerland > Obwalden

map of Obwalden CH064
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2019127

More on wikipedia wikidata Q12573 on OpenStreetMap Obwalden slovensky: CH064


number of inhabitants202338 700
population density202280.7
old-age dependency ratio202331.7
demographic pyramid CH064 Obwalden

From Wikipedia: Obwalden, also Obwald (German: (Kanton) Obwalden, [ˈɔbˌvaldən] (listen)) is one of the 26 cantons forming the Swiss Confederation. It is composed of seven municipalities and the seat of the government and parliament is in Sarnen. It is traditionally considered a "half-canton“, the other half being Nidwalden.

Obwalden lies in Central Switzerland and contains the geographical centre of Switzerland. It is bordered by the canton of Lucerne to the north, the canton of Nidwalden and Uri to the east and the canton of Bern to the south. The canton is essentially in the valley of the Sarner Aa south of Lake Lucerne, with an enclave around Engelberg.

It is one of the smallest cantons. The largest town is Sarnen, followed by Kerns and Alpnach.

Together with Nidwalden, Obwalden was part of the forest canton of Unterwalden, one of the three participants in the foundation of the Old Swiss Confederacy, named in the Pact of Brunnen of 1315 with Uri and Schwyz. The division of Unterwalden into two separate territories, Nidwalden and Obwalden, appears to develop over the course of the 14th and 15th centuries.

Other: Central Switzerland, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Uri, Lucerne, Zug, Schwyz

Neighbours: Nidwalden, Uri, Lucerne, Bern

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Obwalden – CH064, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PCH064, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164