Altdorf

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Altdorf

(ält`dôrf), town (1990 pop. 8,150), capital of Uri canton, central Switzerland. Cables, rubber goods, and ammunition are manufactured. Altdorf was the scene of the legendary exploits of William TellTell, William,
legendary Swiss patriot. According to legend, Tell was a native of Uri, one of the Swiss forest cantons. Gessler, the canton's Austrian bailiff, decreed that Swiss citizens must remove their hats before his hat, which he had posted on a stake in the canton's
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, commemorated by a monument (1895) and by the William Tell theater (1925).

Altdorf

a town in central Switzerland, capital of Uri canton: setting of the William Tell legend. Pop.: 8541 (2000)