It is located in Central Switzerland. The canton's territory covers the valley of the Reuss River between Lake Lucerne and the St. Gotthard Pass.
German is the primary language spoken in Uri. The legendary William Tell is said to have hailed from Uri.
The cultivated fields of the canton are located in the valley of the Reuss River. There are pastures on the lower mountain slopes. Since most of the terrain is extremely hilly, it is not suitable for cultivation. Hydroelectric power generation is of great importance. Forestry is one of the most important sectors of agriculture. At Altdorf there are cable and rubber factories.
ToUrism is an important source of income in the canton of Uri. An excellent network of roads facilitates toUrism in remote areas in the mountains.