Altdorf (sometimes written as Altdorf UR in order to distinguish it from the other "Altdorfs"; German for "old village") is a historic and statistic town and a municipality in the canton of Uri. It is also the capital of Uri.
The municipality covers an area of 10.21 square kilometres (3.94 sq mi) and is located just about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of the mouth of the Reuss, which flows into the Lake Lucerne, here called the Urnersee. The town Altdorf lies at an altitude of 458 metres (1,503 ft) above sea level on the right, eastern bank of the Reuss, a flat, alluvial land of up to 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) diameter between otherwise steep and high Alpine mountains of around 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) elevation, but the municipality also covers the Alpine pasture landscape of Eggbergen about 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) above Altdorf.
It is also the junction towards to the two passes Saint Gotthard to the south, a major north-south axis through the Alps, and the Klausen Pass to the east. Altdorf sits on the Gotthard line and is the last railway station before the entrance into the new Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world's longest railway tunnel.
The official language of Altdorf is (the Swiss variety of Standard) German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.
Altdorf has a population (as of 31 December 2015) of 9,203. As of 2007, 13.5% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of ?0.4%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (88.3%), with Serbo-Croatian being second most common (4.2%) and Italian being third ( 2.5%). As of 2007 the gender distribution of the population was 48.4% male and 51.6% female
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Georg Remus was a noted lawyer and academic that gained great fame is his time. He was from the Augsburg Rem(us) family but ended up at the University of Altdorf near Nuremberg. He was also instrumental in gaining university status for Altdorf. Ultimately he became the Vice Chancellor.
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