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  1. a canton in central Switzerland, bordering on the Lake of Lucerne. 350 sq. mi. (900 sq. km).
  2. a city in and the capital of this canton, in the W part.
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Historical Examples

  • Zurich and Schwyz also contended for the promised stretch of land.

    The Story of Switzerland

    Lina Hug

  • Schwyz did not feel comfortable under all this, and stood on its guard.

  • He died at Sewen, a village in the canton of Schwyz, on the 16th of July 1806.

  • Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden were the names of these three cantons.

  • Those of Schwyz, Thun and others (whose names we can not easily recall) started forth above Valmarcus.

    The Spell of Switzerland

    Nathan Haskell Dole

British Dictionary definitions for schwyz


  1. a canton of central Switzerland: played an important part in the formation of the Swiss confederation, to which it gave its name. Capital: Schwyz. Pop: 133 300 (2002 est). Area: 908 sq km (351 sq miles)
  2. a town in E central Switzerland, capital of Schwyz canton: tourism. Pop: 13 802 (2000)
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