Unterwalden


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Unterwalden

(German ˈʊntərˌvaldən)
n
(Placename) a canton of central Switzerland, on Lake Lucerne: consists of the demicantons of Nidwalden (east) and Obwalden (west). Capitals: (Nidwalden) Stans; (Obwalden) Sarnen. Pop: (Nidwalden) 38 900 (2002 est); (Obwalden) 33 000 (2002 est). Areas: (Nidwalden) 274 sq km (107 sq miles); (Obwalden) 492 sq km (192 sq miles)

Un•ter•wal•den

(Ger. ˈʊn tərˌvɑl dən)

n.
a former canton in central Switzerland: now divided into Nidwalden and Obwalden.
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The Swiss National Day refers to the historic union of 3 Alpine cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden in 1291.
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