- a canton in central Switzerland: divided into demicantons.
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It was at Unterwalden that the deputation met with the worst reception.
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.
- 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)