Flueli-Ranft und Sachseln, Sachseln

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Sachseln is a village and municipality in the canton of Obwalden in Switzerland. Besides the village of Sachseln, the municipality includes the hamlets of Edisried, Ewil and Flüeli-Ranft.HistorySachseln is first mentioned in 1173 as Saxhslen.GeographySachseln has an area, of 53.8km2. Of this area, 45.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 39.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 3.1% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (12.1%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).The municipality is located on Lake Sarnen (Sarnersee). It consists of the village of Sachseln and the hamlets of Edisried, Ewil and Flüeli-Ranft.The geographic center of Switzerland is in Sachseln.DemographicsSachseln has a population of., 13.4% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 8.7%. Most of the population speaks German (92.8%), with Serbo-Croatian being second most common ( 1.5%) and Portuguese being third ( 1.1%). the gender distribution of the population was 49.6% male and 50.4% female. there are 1,417 households, while in the total was 2,104 with 1,867 households in Sachseln and 237 in Flüeli-Ranft.In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the CVP which received 36.2% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SVP (30.9%), the Other (19.9%) and the SPS (13%).
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  • We did a 1.5 hour hike from the hotel and saw most of the quite different things shown in the photos of this entry. The cell of brother Klaus von der Flüe is impressive in its smallness and...  more »
  • A beautiful unspoilt church that has it's doors open....something quite rare these days.....It houses the most beautiful statue of Bruder Klaus. Frescoe paintings well conserved and a beautiful altar.  more »

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