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Canton of Glarus

Short NameGlarus
Local NamesKanton Glarus
Lat Deg46|lat_min=59
Lon Deg9|lon_min=4
CapitalGlarus
Largest CityGlarus Nord
Area685
Area Rank17th
Population Rank23rd
Since1352
AbbrGL
LanguagesGerman
ExecutiveRegierungsrat
Executive Members7
LegislativeLandsgemeinde (Landrat
Parliament Members80
HighestTödi
Highest M3614
LowestLinth channel at border to St.Gallen
Lowest M410
Municipalities Number3

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The Canton of Glarus (-deˈɡlarʊs-De-Glarus is a canton in east central Switzerland. The capital is Glarus.

The population speaks a variety of Alemannic German.

The majority of the population (81%) identifies as Christian, about evenly split between the Protestant and Catholic confessions.


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