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Schwanden commune (Glarus canton, Switzerland)
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by Pascal Gross
Azure a Swan Argent crowned, beaked and membered Or and langued and
[Ed. note: In earlier times names like -schwand, Schwand(en), Schwände etc. were often misinterpreted as coming from "Schwan" (swan).
Željko Heimer, 29 August 2002
This has often turned out to be wrong, much more likely the meaning comes from the old German term "schwenden" which means clearing trees by fire.]
Since 2011 Schwanden is part of Glarus Süd commune.