Uri Canton Flag Kanton Uri Flag Switzerland 2×2 ft


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URI is a Swiss Canton and this rare flag is now available on USPatriotFLags.com.

The canton of Uri (Kanton Uri)  is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland and a founding member of the Swiss Confederation. It is located in Central Switzerland. The canton’s territory covers the valley of the Reuss between the St. Gotthard Pass and Lake Lucerne.

The official language of Uri is (the Swiss variety of Standard) German, but the main spoken dialect is the Alemannic Swiss Germancalled Urner German [de].

Uri was once the only canton where the children in school had to learn Italian as their first foreign language, but in the school year of 2005/2006 this was changed to English, as in other Central and Northeastern Swiss cantons. The population is about 35,000 of which 3,046 (or 8.7%) are foreigners.[3]

The legendary William Tell is said to have hailed from Uri. The historical landmark Rütli lies within the canton of Uri.

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Weight 3 oz