An Overview of Glarus

Opposites meet in the canton of Glarus: for example, tradition and innovation or down-to-earth and cosmopolitan. That affects the character of the people who live here - pioneers are at home in Glarnerland. It's reflected in the economy just as much as in politics. The people of Glarus have formed three communities out of 25 townships: Glarus, Glarus Nord, and Glarus Süd, newly the largest township in Switzerland by area. The canton is 685 square kilometres in size; 2.6 percent of this is populated, 30.5 percent is in agricultural use, 30.2 percent is forest, and the rest is non-productive.

Die 3 Einheitsgemeinden des Kantons Glarus