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Luzern
Capital Lucerne
Area 1493 km² (Ranked 9th)
Highest point Brienzer Rothorn 2350 m
Population (2003) 350600 (Ranked 7th)
234 /km²
Joined 1332
Abbreviation LU
Languages German
Executive Regierungsrat (5)
Legislative Grosser Rat (120)
Municipalities 107 municipalities
Districts 5 Ämter
Website www.LU.ch


Lucerne (German Luzern) is a canton of Switzerland. It is located in the centre of Switzerland. The population is 350,600 (as of 2001). The cantonal capital is Lucerne. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... In politics a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ... Location within Switzerland View of the city from Lake Lucerne Another view across Lake Lucerne The Lion Monument Lucerne (German: Luzern) is a city in Central Switzerland with a population of 60,274 (December 31, 2003), capital of the Canton of Lucerne. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... This is a lists of Cantons of Switzerland ranked by area. ... This is a list of Cantons of Switzerland by highest point. ... The Brienzer Rothorn is a Swiss mountain on the border between the cantons of Lucerne and Berne. ... Elevation has several related meanings: Geography The elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or possibly some other fixed point). ... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) The metre is the basic unit of length in the International System of Units. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of Freshwater The European Disability Year Events January events January 1 Luíz Inácio Lula Da Silva becomes the 37th President of Brazil. ... [[[[== Headline text == wello pplzlink titleLink titleItalic text:(If you were linked from a country article: the density there is based on land area, see below) Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Since 1848, the Swiss Confederation has been a federal state of relatively autonomous cantons, some of which have a history of confederacy that goes back more than 700 years, arguably putting them among the worlds oldest surviving republics. ... Events November 7 - Lucerne joins the Swiss Confederation with Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden. ... These are data codes for Switzerland. ... This is a List of office-holders in 2005 in Switzerland. ... This table lists the names of the executive and the legislative of the Cantons of Switzerland, as well as the current number of members. ... Municipalities are the smallest government division in Switzerland. ... Lucerne (German Luzern) is a canton of Switzerland. ... In contrast to centrally organised states, in the federally constituted Switzerland each Canton is completely free to decide its own internal organisation. ... In contrast to centrally organised states, in the federally constituted Switzerland each Canton is completely free to decide its own internal organisation. ... Download high resolution version (885x872, 203 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The twenty-six cantons of Switzerland are the states of the federal state of Switzerland. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Location within Switzerland View of the city from Lake Lucerne Another view across Lake Lucerne The Lion Monument Lucerne (German: Luzern) is a city in Central Switzerland with a population of 60,274 (December 31, 2003), capital of the Canton of Lucerne. ...

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Geography

The canton of Lucerne is located in the centre of Switzerland. It is drained by the river Reuss and the river Kleine Emme. The lands of the canton lie on the northern foothills of the Swiss Alps. The highest elevation of the canton of Lucerne is at the Brienzer Rothorn at 2,350m. The area of the canton is 1,493 km². The River Reuss is one of the larger rivers in Switzerland. ... The West face of the Petit Dru above the Chamonix valley near the Mer de Glace. ...


History

The canton of Lucerne comprises territories acquired by its capital Lucerne, either by treaty, armed occupation or purchase, largely by 1415. Lucerne had already joined the Swiss Confederation in 1332. The canton briefly attempted to pursue a policy of separation from 1841-1847, but was defeated by the troops of the Swiss Confederation. The canton of Lucerne re-joined the Swiss Confederation in 1848 as a full member. Location within Switzerland View of the city from Lake Lucerne Another view across Lake Lucerne The Lion Monument Lucerne (German: Luzern) is a city in Central Switzerland with a population of 60,274 (December 31, 2003), capital of the Canton of Lucerne. ... Events Friedrich I Hohenzollern (b. ... Events November 7 - Lucerne joins the Swiss Confederation with Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden. ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Economy

About nine tenths of the total area is productive land. Agriculture is the most significant source of income, but industry is also developed. The most important agricultural products are crops, fruit and cattle breeding. Industry concentrates on textiles, machinery, paper, wood, tobacco and metallurgical goods. Crop has several meanings: A crop is a plant domesticated for use in agriculture, considered as a group (eg. ... Jump to: navigation, search Fruit stall in Barcelona, Spain. ... Binomial name Bos taurus Linnaeus, 1758 Cattle (called simply cows in vernacular usage) are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. ... This article is about the type of fabric. ... A machine is any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of tasks. ... Piece of paper Paper is a thin, flat material produced by the compression of fibres. ... A tree trunk as found at the Veluwe, The Netherlands Wood is the xylem tissue of woody plants, notably trees but also shrubs. ... Jump to: navigation, search Species N. glauca N. longiflora N. rustica N. sylvestris N. tabacum Ref: ITIS 30562 as of August 26, 2005 Tobacco (, L.) refers to a genus of broad-leafed plants of the nightshade family indigenous to North and South America or to the dried and cured leaves. ...


Tourism is of great importance. The canton of Lucerne is a gateway to holiday resorts in the nearby Alps, and much of the transit traffic between Germany and Italy crosses the region.


Demographics

The population is mainly German speaking and the vast majority is Roman Catholic.


Districts

Districts of Canton Lucerne
Districts of Canton Lucerne

The Canton of Lucerne is divided into 5 districts termed Ämter: Download high resolution version (885x872, 175 KB)Map of districts in the Canton of Lucerne. ... Download high resolution version (885x872, 175 KB)Map of districts in the Canton of Lucerne. ...

  • Amt Luzern with capital Luzern
  • Amt Hochdorf with capital Hochdorf
  • Amt Sursee with capital Sursee
  • Amt Willisau with capital Willisau
  • Amt Entlebuch with capital Schüpfheim

Location within Switzerland View of the city from Lake Lucerne Another view across Lake Lucerne The Lion Monument Lucerne (German: Luzern) is a city in Central Switzerland with a population of 60,274 (December 31, 2003), capital of the Canton of Lucerne. ...

Municipalities

There are 107 municipalities in the canton (as of April 2004). 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • Hasle
  • Hergiswil bei Willisau
  • Herlisberg
  • Hildisrieden
  • Hitzkirch
  • Hochdorf
  • Hohenrain
  • Honau
  • Horw
  • Inwil
  • Knutwil
  • Kottwil
  • Kriens
  • Kulmerau
  • Langnau bei Reiden
  • Lieli
  • Littau
  • Luthern
  • Lucerne
  • Malters
  • Marbach
  • Mauensee
  • Meggen
  • Meierskappel
  • Menznau
  • Mosen
  • Müswangen
  • Nebikon
  • Neudorf
  • Neuenkirch
  • Nottwil
  • Oberkirch
  • Ohmstal
  • Pfaffnau
  • Pfeffikon
  • Rain

The municipalities are part of districts (Aemter), named after their capital (bolded above), except for Entlebuch, whose capital is Schüpfheim. Beromünster is a town in Switzerland. ... Dagmersellen is a town in the North-Western corner of the canton of Lucerne, Switzerland with a population of approx. ... Emmen (population: 27,000) is a city in the canton of Lucerne, Switzerland. ... Entlebuch is a commune/district in Luzern, Switzerland. ... Die Bezeichnung Eschenbach(means ash stream) tragen verschiedene Orte // Placenames Placenames in Germany die Stadt Eschenbach i. ... There are communes and places that have the name Fischbach (German for fish brook): In Austria Fischbach (Styria), in the Weiz district Fischbach (Texingtal), in Texingtal in Germany Rhineland-Palatinate Fischbach bei Dahn, in the Südwestpfalz district Fischbach bei Idar-Oberstein, in the Birkenfeld district Fischbach bei Kaiserslautern, in the... Jump to: navigation, search Flühli is a commune in the district Entlebuch, canton Lucerne, Switzerland. ... Gelfingen is a municipality in the Hochdorf district of the canton of Lucerne, Switzerland. ... For other uses of Hasle including the municipality in the Canton of Lucerne, see Hasle, Switzerland, and related, see Hasle-Rüegsau in the Canton of Bern Hasle is a municipality in Denmark, on the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. ... Jump to: navigation, search Lichtenstein is a municipality in the Tübingen administrative region (Regierungsbezirke) in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ... Location within Switzerland View of the city from Lake Lucerne Another view across Lake Lucerne The Lion Monument Lucerne (German: Luzern) is a city in Central Switzerland with a population of 60,274 (December 31, 2003), capital of the Canton of Lucerne. ... There are communes and places that have the name Neudorf (German for new village): In Austria Wiener Neudorf , in the Mödling, Lower Austria Neudorf (Burgenland) , in Burgenland, A locality of Graz Liebenau , in Germany Neudorf (Wächtersbach), a village in Kinzigtal, Hesse Neudorf (Duisburg) , a locality of Duisburg A locality of... Rain is a commune in the canton of Lucerne in Hochdorf district & in Switzerland Stubs Categories: Switzerland geography stubs ... Root is a commune in the district of Lucerne of the Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland. ... Rothenburg is the name of several cities and municipalities Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Bavaria, Germany Rothenburg (Oberlausitz) in Saxony, Germany Rothenburg (Saale) in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany Rothenburg in the Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland see also: Rotenburg This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... Jump to: navigation, search Schongau is a commune in the district of Hochdorf of the Canton of Lucerne, in Switzerland. ... There are things that have the name Schwarzenbach: Places In Austria Schwarzenbach (Niederösterreich), in the Wiener Neustadt-Land district Schwarzenbach an der Pielach, in Lower Austria Schwarzenbach (Eppenstein) , a part of Eppenstein in Styria Schwarzenbach (Sankt Veit), a part of Sankt Veit in Lower Austria Schwarzenbach (Opponitz), a part of... There are things that have the name Schwarzenberg: Places In Austria Schwarzenberg (Vorarlberg) , a locality of Vorarlberg Schwarzenberg am Böhmerwald, Upper Austria in Germany Schwarzenberg (Erzgebirge), in Saxony Aue-Schwarzenberg, a district in Germany Schwarzenberg (Erzgebirge) Schwarzenberg, a part of Schömberg im Schwarzwald, in the [[(district)|]] district, Saxony A part... Sempach is a small town in the Swiss canton of Lucerne, built above the eastern shore of Lake Lucerne, and about 11 m. ... Der Begriff Sulz ist eine Bezeichnung für: // ein Lebensmittel oberdeutsch für Sülze - siehe dort ein Adelsgeschlecht siehe Grafen von Sulz eine Form von Schnee Sulz oder Sulzschnee bezeichnet sehr nassen und schweren Schnee, das zugehörige Adjektiv lautet sulzig Ortschaften in Deutschland: die Stadt Sulz am Neckar... Categories: Switzerland geography stubs | Switzerland ...


See also: Municipalities of Switzerland Municipalities are the smallest government division in Switzerland. ...


External links

  • Official Site (German)
  • Official Statistics
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