|of these articles describes the canton Uri; for other meanings of Uri see Uri (term clarifying).|
|principal place:||Old village|
|surface:|| 1 ' 077 km ²|
|inhabitant:|| 35 ' 100 (2004)|
|population density:|| 33 Einw. /km ²|
|entry to the confederation:||1291|
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the canton Uri lies in central Switzerland between the Vierwaldstättersee in the north and the God hard in the south. Uri is onethe three Urkantone (initial members) of the confederation. The other two are: Schwyz and Unterwalden.
The canton consists of 20 independent municipalities. Office languageis German.
After the surface the canton at place 11, the number of inhabitants ranks 23 under that altogether 26 Swiss cantons after at place.
the Roman-catholic denomination still dominates denominations. In addition, the Evangelist-reformed denomination is common.
condition and politics
the canton condition1984 (with changes).date from
legislative authority is the land advice, ofPeople in accordance with elections on the basis of proportional representation right on four years selected is covered and 64 members.
Condition and law changes are subject mandatorily to the popular vote. Against land advice regulations 300 voters can seize the referendum and supply them thus the popular vote. By means of people initiative 300 voters can do also the decree, the change or thoseSuggest abolition of condition, law or regulation regulations, which on it are to be submitted to the popular vote. By means of people initiative also the recall of an authority can be required.
In the following the Sitzzahl after the elections of 2004 (in clammy one the results of 2000 and 1996):
- CVP: 29 (30- 37) Members
- FDP: 14 (20 - 19) members
- FR and the Green: 10 (10 - 8) members
- SVP: 9 (4 - 0) members
carrying out authority is the seven members counting government advice, that is selected directly by the people in accordance with Mehrheitswahlrecht for four years. /The chairman is called Landammann, sein/e Stellvertreter/in national governor and on two years is in each case selected.
Belong to the government advice up-to-dateon:
- Josef Arnold (CVP) (Landammann) education and culture management
- Markus Stadler (non-party) (national governor) fiscal authority
- Isidor Baumann (CVP) national economy management
- Heidi Z'graggen (CVP) law management
- Josef Dittli (FDP) safety management
- Markus Züst (FR) building management
- Stefan Fryberg(FDP) Health social and environmental management
the current Legislatur began at the 1. June 2004 and ends to 31. May 2008.
Uri subordinated an upper court for the whole canton, to this two regional courts (for the Reusstal and the Urserntal).
Uri knows inhabitant municipalities (political municipalities), Kirchgemeinden and Korporationsbürgergemeinden. The inhabitant municipality is the Trägerin of the local autonomy. The Korporationen is organized in the Korporation Uri and in the Korporation Ursern. The Korporationen is the largest land properties of the canton.
For the inhabitant municipalitiessee also:Municipalities of the canton Uri
at the Swiss national income Uri is involved to 0,4%, its financial power lies only about with two thirds Swiss of the average. Since the canton Uri must bear high cost of the infrastructure (motorway, God hard tunnel, five passport roads, etc.),it is dependent on the financial support of other cantons, which partly along-finance these costs. Nevertheless the canton Uri in the Swiss average proves one of the largest tax burdens . In the year 2004 the basis of taxation was about 105%. Starting from 2005 the basis of taxation becomes, owing to a special payment that Urner cantonal bank on 100% lowered. This is to change starting from 2008, if the NFA (short for: Reorganization of the financial adjustment and the division of responsibilities) to be introduced is. Then the basis of taxation is to be able to be kept durable also without special payment on this level.
Uri experiencesa rather gentle tourism, since the infrastructures for mass tourism are missing to a large extent. With other matte, the homeland of the olympia winner and world champion Bernhard Russi, the canton Uri knows however a ski place of the first hour.
The Egyptian Financier Samih Sawiris plans large Touristenresort with other matte, with someHotel as well as a golf course with 18 holes. Other matt lies for instance in the center between Zurich and Milan and is suitable therefore than mass tourist place.
The Urserental with other matte, Hospental and Realp is considered than actual Skisportparadies to families, ski and Snowboardfreaks. At the summer time the canton is Uria Paradies for Bikerinnen and Biker as well as for moving friends, mountain climbers and mountain climbers.
traffic is more faithful for centuries, if also not always gladly more seen, companions of the canton Uri. The God hard passport as the shortest north south transition of the alps has a large for centuriesAttraction on humans these and beyond the alpine elbow exercised. 1882 were opened the God hard railway tunnel. 1980 followed the God hard motorway tunnel. At present the largest flat course of the present is built, the new railway transalpine tunnel (Neat). With approximately 57 kilometers at the longest railway tunnel of the world until 2015 one builds, beforethe flat course by the alps to be opened can. Since 2002 from Amsteg by means of an intermediate attack direction the south is bored, 2005 are begun with the work for the last section between Erstfeld and Amsteg, which the tunnel north portal as well as a bypass in the mountain inside for the possible Mountain variant, an extension of the tunnel direction the north until old village for the indulgence of the population densities area, contains.
cities and places
in the canton Uri givesit no cities (municipalities with more than 10 ' 000 inhabitants). The entire constant resident population amounted to at the year end 2004 35 ' 121 inhabitants. Municipalities are in the following listed over 1000 inhabitants:
- Old village (UR), 8 ' 635 (2004) respectable. 8 ' 648 (2002) inhabitants
- treasure village, 4 ' 821 (2004) respectable. 4 ' 883 inhabitants (2002)
- Bürglen (UR),3 ' 968 (2004) respectable. 3 ' 979 (2002) inhabitants
- Erstfeld, 3 ' 789 (2004) respectable. 3 ' 872 (2002) inhabitants
- Silenen, 2 ' 246 (2004) respectable. 2 ' 180 (2002) inhabitants
- Flüelen, 1 ' 839 (2004) respectable. 1 of ' 834 (2002) inhabitants
- sea-village (UR), 1 ' 585 (2004) respectable. 1 of ' 525 (2002) inhabitants
- Attinghausen, 1 ' 535 (2004) respectable. 1 ' 509 (2002)Inhabitant
- other matt, 1 ' 306 (2004) respectable. 1 of ' 312 (2002) inhabitants
see also: Municipalities of the canton Uri
of districts with principal place
the canton Uri is not into districts divided.
Web on the left of
- official ones Website of the canton Uri
- official statistics
- Website of the Urner committee “NEAT into the mountain”
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