Schwyz

Schwyz, one of the three original cantons of Switzerland, German speaking and Catholic; Lake Zurich forms part of the N. border, and Lake Lucerne part of the S.; Zug with its lake is on the W.; is mountainous, but good pasturage favours cattle-breeding, sheep and goat rearing, &c.; important industries in cotton and silk are carried on; Einsiedeln, with its famous monastery, attracts thousands of pilgrims, and the Rigi is a favourite resort of summer visitors. The capital (7), same name, is prettily situated 26 m. E. of Lucerne.

Population (circa 1900) given as 50,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Schwärmerei
Schwarz, Berthold
Schwarz, Christian Friedrich
Schwarzburg, House of
Schwarzenburg, Karl Philip, Prince von
Schwarzwald
Schwegler, Albert
Schweinfurth, Georg August
Schwenckfeld, Caspar von
Schwerin
Schwyz
Science
Scilly Islands
Scioppius, Caspar
Scipio, P. Cornelius, the Elder
Scipio, P. Cornelius, the Younger
Scone
Scopas
Scoresby, William
Scory, John
Scot, Reginald