Canton of Uri

The Canton of Uri (German: About this sound Uri (help·info)) is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland and a founding member of the Swiss Confederation. It is located in Central Switzerland. The canton's territory covers the valley of the Reuss River between Lake Lucerne and the St. Gotthard Pass. Swiss German is the primary language spoken in Uri. Uri was the only canton where the children in school had to learn Italian as their first foreign language. But in the school year of 2005/2006 this was changed to English as in most other cantons. The population is about 35,000 of which 3,046 (or 8.7%) are foreigners. The legendary William Tell is said to have hailed from Uri. The historical landmark Rütli lies within the canton of Uri.

Formation Date 1300
Territory 1076.57 (Sq. Km)
Population 35865
Conflict Name Initiation Year Termination Year Total Killed Total Casuality
Swiss peasant war of 1653 1653 1653 unknown unknown
Second War of Kappel 1531 1531 1531 unknown unknown
First War of Kappel 1529 1529 1529 unknown unknown
Establishment Date Territory Area
2013 1076.57
Date Military Personnel
Date Expenditure Exchange Rate Us Doller Equivalence
Date Population
2013 35865