Mollis -
Country Switzerland Coat of Arms of Mollis
Canton Glarus
District n.a.
47°06′N 9°05′E / 47.1°N 9.083°E / 47.1; 9.083Coordinates: 47°06′N 9°05′E / 47.1°N 9.083°E / 47.1; 9.083
Population 3,176 (December 2009)
- Density 145 /km2 (377 /sq mi)
Area  21.83 km2 (8.43 sq mi)
Elevation 433 m (1,421 ft)
Postal code 8753
SFOS number 1617
Surrounded by Ennenda, Filzbach, Näfels, Netstal, Niederurnen, Oberurnen, Weesen (SG)
SFSO statistics
Mollis is located in Switzerland
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Mollis is a former municipality in the canton of Glarus in Switzerland. Effective from 1 January 2011, Mollis is part of the municipality of Glarus Nord.



Mollis is first mentioned in 1288.[1]


Mollis has an area, as of 2006, of 21.8 km2 (8.4 sq mi). Of this area, 41% is used for agricultural purposes, while 44.9% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 8.2% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (5.9%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[2]

The municipality is located on the right side of the Linth valley. It includes the area from the Linth Canal and Walensee to the Schlattbach in the Netstal. It consists of the village of Mollis and the hamlets of Beglingen on the Kerenzerberg and the alpine settlement of Mullern.


Mollis has a population (as of 31 December 2009) of 3,176.[3] As of 2007, 12.1% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.[4] Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 4.6%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (90.8%), with Italian being second most common ( 2.8%) and Albanian being third ( 1.9%).[2]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SPS which received 54.1% of the vote. Most of the rest of the votes went to the SVP with 34.1% of the vote.[2]

The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Mollis about 73.4% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).[2]

Mollis has an unemployment rate of 0.98%. As of 2005, there were 154 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 43 businesses involved in this sector. 384 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 47 businesses in this sector. 500 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 94 businesses in this sector.[2]

The historical population is given in the following table:[1]

year population
1554 440
1701 1,150
1799 1,654
1850 2,041
1900 1,912
1950 2,191
1970 2,628
2000 2,974

Notable residents

The Bulgarian-born astronomer Fritz Zwicky is buried there.


  1. ^ a b Mollis in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  2. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 14-Sep-2009
  3. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 4 April 2011. Numbers are from December 2009 but cover the new municipal borders from 2011.
  4. ^ Canton Glarus population growth (German) accessed 9 September 2009

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