Canton of Uri
The canton of Uri (German: Kanton Uri [ˈuːʁi] (listen)) 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 between the St. Gotthard Pass and Lake Lucerne.
|Canton of Uri|
Kanton Uri (German)
|• Executive||Regierungsrat (7)|
|• Legislative||Landrat (64)|
|• Total||1,076.56 km2 (415.66 sq mi)|
|• Density||34/km2 (89/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||CH-UR|
|Highest point||3,630 m (11,909 ft): Dammastock|
|Lowest point||434 m (1,424 ft): Lake Lucerne|
Uri was once 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 other Central and Northeastern Swiss cantons. The population is about 35,000 of which 3,046 (or 8.7%) are foreigners.