|• Total||1.73 km2 (0.67 sq mi)|
|Elevation||458 m (1,503 ft)|
|• Density||160/km2 (430/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (Central European Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)|
|Surrounded by||Aesch, Altwis, Beromünster, Ermensee|
Profile (in German), SFSO statistics
Mosen is first mentioned in 1045 as Moseheim though this comes from a 14th Century copy. In 1264 it was mentioned as Mosheim.
Mosen has an area of 1.6 km2 (0.62 sq mi). Of this area, 70.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 15.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 11.4% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (2.5%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains). The municipality is located in the Seetal valley region on the south end of Lake Hallwil.
On 21 May 2006 an attempt to merge the Hitzkirch and the surrounding 10 municipalities failed, when five of the eleven voted against the merger. A less ambitious merger was then proposed and accepted, with the municipalities of Gelfingen, Hämikon, Mosen, Müswangen, Retschwil and Sulz joining Hitzkirch.
Mosen has a population (as of 2007[update]) of 284, of which 6.0% are foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 18.3%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (90.2%), with Albanian being second most common ( 2.8%) and Turkish being third ( 2.0%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 31.5% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 58.7% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 9.8%. The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Mosen about 72.9% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).
Mosen has an unemployment rate of 1.33%. As of 2005[update], there were 21 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 7 businesses involved in this sector. 141 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 3 businesses in this sector. 21 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 10 businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
- Mosen in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived 2011-09-04 at the Wayback Machine accessed 18-Aug-2009
- "Die Fusion im Hitzkirchertal kommt nicht zustande – fünf Gemeinden sagen nein – auch Hitzkirch" (Press release) (in German). Kanton Luzern, Staatskanzlei. 21 May 2006. Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2009.
- Canton of Lucerne, Office of Municipalities Archived 2011-07-06 at the Wayback Machine (in German) accessed 18 August 2009
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