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Root is a municipality in the district of Lucerne in the canton of Lucerne in Switzerland.GeographyRoot has an area of 8.6km2. Of this area, 50.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 27.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 17% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (4.3%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains)., 27.86% of the total land area was forested. Of the agricultural land, 47.51% is used for farming or pastures, while 3.58% is used for orchards or vine crops. Of the settled areas, 6.71% is covered with buildings, 4.97% is industrial, 0.81% is classed as special developments, 1.27% is parks or greenbelts and 2.89% is transportation infrastructure. Of the unproductive areas, 3.7% is unproductive flowing water (rivers) and 0.69% is other unproductive land.DemographicsRoot has a population of 3,949, of which 21.7% are foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 14.6%. Most of the population speaks German (85.6%), with Serbo-Croatian being second most common ( 4.2%) and Albanian being third ( 3.8%).In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 36% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the CVP (33.5%), the FDP (14%) and the SPS (9.1%).The age distribution in Root is; 1,058 people or 25.1% of the population is 0–19 years old. 1,281 people or 30.4% are 20–39 years old, and 1,386 people or 32.9% are 40–64 years old. The senior population distribution is 355 people or 8.4% are 65–79 years old, 115 or 2.7% are 80–89 years old and 16 people or 0.4% of the population are 90+ years old.
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