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Glarus is the capital of the canton of Glarus in Switzerland. Glarus municipality since 1 January 2011 incorporates the former municipalities of Ennenda, Netstal and Riedern.
Glarus lies on the Linth River at the foot of the Glärnisch foothills in the Glarus Alps. Very few buildings built before the fire of 1861 remain. Wood, textile, and plastics, as well as printing, are the dominant industries. The symbol of the city is the neo-romanesque city church.
Glarus railway station is on the on the Ziegelbrücke to Linthal railway line. It is served by the Glarner Sprinter express train to Zürich, and by a regional train between Rapperswil and Linthal. The stations of Ennenda and Netstal are also in the municipality.
Between 1961 and 1990 Glarus had an average of 148.2 days of rain per year and on average received 1,416 mm (55.7 in) of precipitation. The wettest month was August during which time Glarus received an average of 177 mm (7.0 in) of precipitation. During this month there was precipitation for an average of 14.7 days. The month with the most days of precipitation was June, with an average of 15.1, but with only 164 mm (6.5 in) of precipitation. The driest month of the year was January with an average of 86 mm (3.4 in) of precipitation over 14.7 days.
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