The town of Schwyz is the capital of the canton of Schwyz in Switzerland.
The Federal Charter of 1291 or Bundesbrief, the charter that eventually led to the foundation of Switzerland, can be seen at the Bundesbriefmuseum.
The official language of Schwyz is (the Swiss variety of Standard) German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.
Besides the town of Schwyz, the municipality includes the settlements of Ibach, Seewen and Rickenbach. To the east, the municipality includes, or borders on, the mountains of Hochstuckli, Kleiner Mythen, Grosser Mythen, Rotenflue, and Furggelenstock. The river Muota flows out of these mountains and through the municipality on its way to Lake Lucerne. The Haggenegg Pass and Holzegg Pass both cross to Alpthal, whilst the Ibergeregg Pass crosses to Oberiberg
the publicly owned radio and TV broadcaster, Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG/SSR), operates 7 national TV networks, 3 broadcasting in German, 2 in Italian, and 2 in French; private commercial TV stations broadcast regionally and locally; TV broadcasts from stations in Germany, Italy, and France are widely available via multi-channel cable and satellite TV services; SRG/SSR operates 18 radio stations that, along with private broadcasters, provide national to local coverage (2009)
Age Distribution and Sex Ratios (WFB): 0-14 years: 16.8% with 1.05 male(s) per female (sex ratio); 15-64 years: 67.7% with 1.03 male(s) per female; 65 years and over: 15.5% with 0.69 male(s) per female; Total population sex ratio: 0.97 male(s) to 1 female
Life Expectancy at Birth (in 2000): male: 76.9 years; female: 82.6 years; (WFB Total Population: 79.86 years)
Switzerland, The Native Home of the Brown Swiss breed of cattle, is a very rough and mountainous country with a total area of about 15,940 square miles. However, about 25 percent of the area is covered with rocks, lakes, rivers, snow-capped mountains, and glaciers, and there are only about eight million acres of productive land of which one half is used for hay and pasture. The Alps separate Switzerland on the southern border from Italy, and the Jura Mountains form the boundary between Switzerland and France. Much of the arable land of the country lies in the central plain, which has an average elevation in excess of 1,200 feet. Here the climate is very enjoyable most of the year with an average mean temperature of about 50 degrees F. The plain has an annual rainfall of approximately that of the midwestern Corn Belt region of the United States, but in the mountainous regions the winters are very severe and excessive rainstorms are common during the summer months.
Liberally supported by anecdotes, the book portrays an enigmatic person: often quiet and shy but dynamic and intense; warm and friendly but at the same time autocratic and forceful in leadership roles; traditional but able to depart from customary procedures to meet the needs of the moment. Marty's frontier travels both in Dakota and to and from Indiana by horse, paddlewheel steamer, stagecoach, wagon, and steam locomotive, along with his efforts to recruit more missionaries, raise funds, build churches and schools, and personally minister to the Indians and homesteaders of the northern prairies are graphically portrayed. Marty's meetings in Canada with Sitting Bull, the belligerent Hunkpapa medicine man; his encounters with Katherine Drexel in ministering to the Indians; and his work with Indian Agent James McLaughlin also are recounted.
Marty's philosophical work is distinct especially as an application of Brentano's descriptive psychology to the study of language in opposition to many of the prominent currents in linguistics and philosophy of language during his time. These were in many cases much more historical rather than psychological in character, but also often based on psychological theories wherein intentionality was not fully or hardly at all thematized as it was in Brentanian psychology. Marty's philosophy of language is accordingly outstanding as a reflection on linguistic phenomena as essentially intentional.