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Canton of Schwyz

Short NameSchwyz
Local NamesKanton Schwyz
Lat Deg47|lat_min=4
Lon Deg8|lon_min=45
Coa Img PathWappen des Kantons Schwyz.svg
Largest CityFreienbach
Area Rank13th
Population Rank17th
Executive Members7
Parliament Members100
HighestBös Fulen
Highest M2802
LowestLake Zurich
Lowest M406
Municipalities Number30
Districts DesignationBezirke
Districts Number6

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Schwyz (Standard German ) is a canton in central Switzerland between the Alps in the south, Lake Lucerne in the east and Lake Zurich in the north, centered around and named after the town of Schwyz.

It is one of the founding cantons of Switzerland; Switzerland's Standard German name, Schweiz, is derived from the name of the canton, and the flag of Switzerland from its coat of arms. For the history of the name, see Schwyz. The Swiss Federal Charter is on display in Schwyz. Northeast of the town of Schwyz is the Einsiedeln Abbey.

In June 2008, Schwyz was the only one of Switzerland's 26 cantons to vote in favor of a failed measure that would have subjected Swiss citizenship applications to a popular vote.

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