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Canton of Uri

Short NameUri
Local NamesKanton Uri
Lat Deg46|lat_min=47
Lon Deg8|lon_min=37
CapitalAltdorf|
Area1077
Area Rank11th
Population Rank24th
Since1291
AbbrUR
LanguagesGerman
ExecutiveRegierungsrat
Executive Members7
LegislativeLandrat
Parliament Members64
HighestDammastock
Highest M3630
LowestLake Lucerne
Lowest M434
Municipalities Number20

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Uri (German: ) 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. 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.


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