March district

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March district
March district
Basic data
Country: SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of SchwyzCanton of Schwyz Schwyz (SZ)
Main town : Laugh
FSO number : 0505
Area : 176.74  km²
Height range : 405–2294 m above sea level M.
Residents: 43,598 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 247 inhabitants per km²
Map of March district
District main building in Lachen

The district of March is a district of the canton of Schwyz in Switzerland and essentially comprises the south bank of the Obersee and the Wägital . It consists of nine political communities .

historical development

Due to its location, the region belongs to the " Ausserschwyz ", a former subject of the Schwyz estate, and after the reaction in 1814 there were brief efforts to form the canton of Ausserschwyz in order to shake off a worse position than that of the Innerschwyz canton . Instead, the constitution was revised in 1833. At the time the canton of Jura was split off, Blick reported on March 22, 1975 about an Ausserschwyz separatist movement that was more of a joke. From July 18, however, there were advertisements in newspapers seeking sympathizers for a split. However, only one working group appeared in public in September with a catalog of problems, which called for a decentralization of administration and schools, as well as a change in the composition of the government commissions.

The March also bears the unflattering nickname "Canton of Murder and Manslaughter".

Political communities

coat of arms Name of the parish Population
(December 31, 2018)
in km²
per km²
Altendorf Altendorf 7083 20.41 347
Gallows Gallows 5211 13.27 393
Innerthal Innerthal 173 50.14 3
Laugh Laugh 8752 2.42 3617
Reichenburg Reichenburg 3750 11.55 325
Schübelbach Schübelbach 9250 29.01 319
Tuggen Tuggen 3310 13.51 245
Vorderthal Vorderthal 1015 27.97 36
Cheeks SZ Cheeks (SZ) 5054 8.46 597
Total (9) 43,598 176.74 247


Postcode Name of the place local community
8863 Buttikon SZ Schübelbach
8855 Nuoles Cheeks
8854 Seventh Gallows

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 .
  2. ^ The "Canton of Ausserschwyz" - joke or serious in the summer of 1975? , Announcements of the historical association of the Canton Schwyz, Volume 95 (2003), p. 173
  3. ^ "Personal" Swiss Radio DRS, January 29, 2012, minute 24
  4. Narrhalla Reichenburg - Der Rölli , accessed on November 5, 2019
  5. Federal Statistical Office Generalized Limits 2020.

Web links

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