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Stansstad is a municipality in the canton of Nidwalden in Switzerland.GeographyStansstad has an area, of. Of this area, about 32.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 49.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 15.4% is settled and 2.4% is unproductive land. In the 2004/09 survey a total of 80ha or about 8.8% of the total area was covered with buildings, an increase of 15ha over the 1981/82 amount. Over the same time period, the amount of recreational space in the municipality increased by 1ha and is now about 0.99% of the total area. Of the agricultural land, 10ha is used for orchards and vineyards and 307ha is fields and grasslands. Since 1981/82 the amount of agricultural land has decreased by 24ha. Rivers and lakes cover 9ha in the municipality.DemographicsStansstad has a population of., 15.2% of the population are resident foreign nationals.In 2015 a small minority (234 or 5.3% of the population) was born in Germany. Over the last 4 years (2010-2014) the population has changed at a rate of -1.44%. The birth rate in the municipality, in 2014, was 9.1, while the death rate was 8.0 per thousand residents., children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 14.1% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) are 63.3% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 22.6%. In 2015 there were 1,800 single residents, 1,950 people who were married or in a civil partnership, 222 widows or widowers and 424 divorced residents.In 2014 there were 2,131 private households in Stansstad with an average household size of 2.03 persons. Of the 629 inhabited buildings in the municipality, in 2000, about 34.5% were single family homes and 39.6% were multiple family buildings. Additionally, about 13.7% of the buildings were built before 1919, while 14.8% were built between 1991 and 2000. In 2013 the rate of construction of new housing units per 1000 residents was 1.36. The vacancy rate for the municipality, was 2.7%.
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