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[German oo n-tuhr-vahl-duh n]
  1. a canton in central Switzerland: divided into demicantons.
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Historical Examples

  • It was at Unterwalden that the deputation met with the worst reception.

    History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV

    J. H. Merle D'Aubign

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

  • On this spot the alliance was formed between the three cantons of Uri, Unterwalden and Schwytz.

    Letters from Switzerland

    Samuel Irenus Prime

  • The canton of Unterwalden was divided into two districts, each including one of the two great gorges of that region.

  • At this moment Captain Fockinger of Unterwalden, a veteran and a pensioner, drew near: he had heard the last words of the soldier.

British Dictionary definitions for unterwalden


  1. a canton of central Switzerland, on Lake Lucerne: consists of the demicantons of Nidwalden (east) and Obwalden (west). Capitals: (Nidwalden) Stans; (Obwalden) Sarnen. Pop: (Nidwalden) 38 900 (2002 est); (Obwalden) 33 000 (2002 est). Areas: (Nidwalden) 274 sq km (107 sq miles); (Obwalden) 492 sq km (192 sq miles)
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