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Coat of arms of Attinghausen
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of UriCanton of Uri Uri (UR)
District : No district division
BFS no. : 1203i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 6468
Coordinates : 690 694  /  190715 coordinates: 46 ° 51 '41 "  N , 8 ° 37' 41"  O ; CH1903:  690,694  /  190715
Height : 468  m above sea level M.
Height range : 441–3193 m above sea level M.
Area : 46.89  km²
Residents: 1725 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 37 inhabitants per km²
Proportion of foreigners :
(residents without
citizenship )
6.1% (December 31, 2,014)
Mayor : Anita Zurfluh


Location of the municipality
Vierwaldstättersee Göscheneralpsee Grimselsee Lago Ritóm Lai da Curnera Lai da Nalps Kanton Bern Kanton Glarus Kanton Graubünden Kanton Luzern Kanton Nidwalden Kanton Obwalden Kanton Obwalden Kanton Schwyz Kanton Tessin Kanton Wallis Altdorf UR Andermatt Attinghausen Bauen UR Bürglen UR Erstfeld Flüelen Göschenen Gurtnellen Hospental Isenthal Realp Schattdorf Seedorf UR Seelisberg Silenen UR Sisikon Spiringen Spiringen Unterschächen WassenMap of Attinghausen
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Attinghausen is a municipality in the canton of Uri in Switzerland .


Attinghausen is located on the left bank of the Reuss at around 469 meters above sea level. The municipality is bordered in the north by the Palanggenbach in Gitschental and in the south by the Angibach in the Alptal Waldnacht and the Bockibach , which flows through the narrow Bockitobel. In the west, beyond the Surenen Pass, the large alpine farming area of Surenen belongs to near the village of Engelberg zu Attinghausen. The Surenental lies between the mountain ranges of the Wissigstock in the north and the Schlossberg in the south.

80 hectares or 1.7% of the municipality are settlement areas. Of this, 45 hectares are building or industrial areas and 15 hectares are traffic areas. More important is the agricultural area with 1651 ha or a share of 35.3%. This includes 1,417 hectares of alpine areas . 820 hectares or 17.5% of the municipal area are covered by forest and wood. Unproductive area covers large areas of the municipality, namely 2131 ha or 45.5%. These are almost exclusively areas with no vegetation in the high mountains or unproductive vegetation.

Attinghausen borders in the west on the Obwalden community Engelberg , in the north on Isenthal and Seedorf UR , in the east on Altdorf UR , Bürglen UR , Schattdorf and Erstfeld and in the south on Wassen .


The population was 530 people in 1860. This was followed by a population decline until 1888 (1860–1888: −51 people or −9.6%). This was followed by a decade-long growth phase until 1960. During this time, the population increased two and a half times (1888–1960: +148.4%). After a small slump in the 1960s, the town had the same number of residents in 1980 as in 1960. Since then, strong growth has set in (1980–2005: +323 inhabitants or +27.0%).

Population development
year Residents
1860 530
1888 479
1900 528
1920 618
1941 890
1960 1190
1970 1141
1980 1197
1990 1319
2000 1487
2005 1520


The population speaks a highly Alemannic dialect. Almost the entire population speaks German as the everyday language. In the last census in 2000, 96.64% said German, 0.64% Serbo-Croatian and 0.47% Dutch were the main languages.

Religions - denominations

The population used to be fully members of the Roman Catholic Church. The denominational relationships in 2000 still show the original structure. 1384 people were Catholic (93.07%). In addition, there were 3.30% Evangelical Reformed Christians and 0.87% Orthodox Christians and non-denominational Christians. 8 people (0.54%) did not provide any information on their creed.

Origin - nationality

Of the 1520 residents at the end of 2005, 1481 (97.43%) were Swiss citizens. The majority of the immigrants come from southern Europe (Portugal and Italy), the former Yugoslavia and Sri Lanka. At the 2000 census, 1,438 people (96.70%) were Swiss citizens; 22 of them had dual citizenship.

Dominant genders and names in Attinghausen are: Arnold, Christen, Dittli, Furrer, Gisler, Herger, Imholz, Kempf, Stadler, Wyrsch, Zgraggen and Zurfluh.

age structure

The church has a high percentage of younger people. While the proportion of people under the age of twenty makes up 27.24% of the local population, just 17.2% are senior citizens (60 years and older). This is a consequence of the immigration of young people from the Oberland and abroad in the period after 1980.

The last census in 2000 showed the following age structure:

Age 0–6 years 7-15 years 16-19 years 20-29 years 30–44 years 45–59 years 60–79 years 80 years and more
number 146 198 61 221 371 234 218 38
proportion of 9.82% 13.32% 4.10% 14.86% 24.95% 15.74% 14.66% 2.56%


legislative branch

The municipal assembly forms the legislature. It usually meets twice a year.


The seven-member municipal council forms the executive . He works part-time. The current mayor is Karl Imholz (as of 2017).


In 2005 there were 44 farms offering 102 jobs. Industry and trade employed 80 people in 10 workplaces, the service sector in 19 companies 153 people (employment converted to full-time positions). The 2000 census showed 47 agricultural and forestry businesses with 119 employees. The 2001 company census came to 11 industrial and commercial enterprises with 75 and 28 service companies with 171 employees. Of the 745 employed people of Attinghausen in 2000, only 177 (23.76%) worked in their own community. In total, the place offered jobs to 296 people, of whom 177 (59.80%) were locals.

Most of the 568 commuters do their work in other communities in the canton of Uri. Including 249 people in Altdorf, 74 in Schattdorf, 30 in Flüelen, 28 in Bürglen, 26 in Erstfeld and 23 in Seedorf. The municipality of Schwyz (with 30 people) is the only significant work place outside the canton. There were 119 commuters. These came mainly from Altdorf (27 people), Schattdorf (23), Seedorf (16) and Bürglen (13).


The Attinghausen castle ruins are in Attinghausen . This was first mentioned as the seat of the noble von Attinghausen in 1240 and burned down in 1365 - probably by the Uri farmers.



Web links

Commons : Attinghausen  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Permanent and non-permanent resident population by year, canton, district, municipality, population type and gender (permanent resident population). In: bfs. . Federal Statistical Office (FSO), August 31, 2019, accessed on December 22, 2019 .
  3. ^ Charles Knapp, Maurice Borel, Victor Attinger, Heinrich Brunner, Société neuchâteloise de geographie (editor): Geographical Lexicon of Switzerland . Volume 1: Aa - Emmengruppe . Verlag Gebrüder Attinger, Neuenburg 1902, p. 99, keyword Attinghausen   ( scan of the lexicon page ).
  4. ^ Hans Stadler : Hans Zurfluh. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland . February 24, 2014 , accessed September 21, 2019 .