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Sachseln is a village and municipality in the canton of Obwalden in Switzerland. Besides the village of Sachseln, the municipality includes the hamlets of Edisried, Ewil and Flüeli-Ranft.HistorySachseln is first mentioned in 1173 as Saxhslen.GeographySachseln has an area, of 53.8km2. Of this area, 45.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 39.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 3.1% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (12.1%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).The municipality is located on Lake Sarnen (Sarnersee). It consists of the village of Sachseln and the hamlets of Edisried, Ewil and Flüeli-Ranft.The geographic center of Switzerland is in Sachseln.DemographicsSachseln has a population of., 13.4% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 8.7%. Most of the population speaks German (92.8%), with Serbo-Croatian being second most common ( 1.5%) and Portuguese being third ( 1.1%). the gender distribution of the population was 49.6% male and 50.4% female. there are 1,417 households, while in the total was 2,104 with 1,867 households in Sachseln and 237 in Flüeli-Ranft.In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the CVP which received 36.2% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SVP (30.9%), the Other (19.9%) and the SPS (13%).
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Popular things to do in Sachseln

Flueli-Ranft und Sachseln
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Scenic Drive
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Ski Area
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