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Coat of arms of Kanton Schwyz
Coat of arms
Map of Switzerland, location of Schwyz highlighted
CapitalSchwyz
Largest CityFreienbach
Subdivisions30 municipalities, 6 districts
Government
 • ExecutiveRegierungsrat (7)
 • LegislativeKantonsrat (100)
Area
 • Total908 km2 (351 sq mi)
Area rank13th
 • Rank17th
Highest point2,802 m (9,193 ft) - Bös Fulen
Lowest point406 m (1,332 ft) - Lake Zürich
Joined1291
AbbreviationSZ
LanguagesGerman
WebsiteSZ.ch

Schwyz was one of the first cantons of Swiss canton (Urkanton).

The capital is Schwyz and the main language is German (91%). It has an area of 908 km² and 130200 inhabitants. Schwyz is near to Lucerne.

Districts and Municipalities

The Canton of Schwyz is divided into six districts and 30 municipalities, although the districts Einsiedeln, Küssnacht and Gersau simply contain the municipality of the same name.

Districts of the Cantons of Schwyz

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