Haslen is a municipality in the canton of Glarus in Switzerland. On July 1, 2006, Haslen incorporated the
neighbouring municipalities of Leuggelbach and Nidfurn.
Haslen is first mentioned in 1289 as Burchard von
Haslen has an area, , of . Of this area, 42.9% is used for
agricultural purposes, while 45.2% is forested. Of the rest of the
land, 3.3% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (8.6%)
is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
municipality is in the Glarner Hinterland on the right side of the
Grosstal between Hätzingen now part of Luchsingen and Schwanden.
It consists of the linear village
of Haslen, the hamlets
of Leu (formerly Nesslau),
Oberhaslen, Büel, Zussigen and Mülibächli and since 2006 the former
municipalities of Leuggelbach und Nidfurn.
Haslen has a population ( ) of 1,015, of which 9.7% are foreign
nationals. Canton Glarus population growth
September 2009 Over the last 10 years the population has decreased
at a rate of -8.7%. Most of the population ( ) speaks German
(90.6%), with Turkish being second most common ( 3.1%) and Italian
being third ( 2.7%).
In the 2007 federal
the most popular party was the SPS
46.6% of the vote. Most of the rest of the votes went to the
with 41.8% of the
The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Haslen
about 66.6% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed
either non-mandatory upper secondary education
or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule
Haslen has an unemployment rate of 0.93%. , there were 21 people
employed in the primary
and about 11 businesses involved in this
sector. 96 people are employed in the secondary sector
are 13 businesses in this sector. 74 people are employed in the
24 businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed