Albula District

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Albula District
Bezirk Albula
District Alvra
Distretto di Albula
District
Location of Albula District
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Graubünden
Capital Tiefencastel
Area
 • Total 693.47 km2 (267.75 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 8,178
 • Density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 16

Albula District is one of the eleven administrative districts in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. It has an area of 723.13 km² and has a population of 8,178 (as of 31 December 2013).[1]

Albula District consists of four Kreise (sub-districts) Alvaschein, Belfort, Bergün and Surses, which are formed from a total of 23 municipalities

Alvaschein sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2013)[1]
Area (km²)
Albula/Alvra 1,347 93.93
Mutten 75 9.9
Vaz/Obervaz 2,654 42.51
Belfort sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2013)[1]
Area (km²)
Lantsch/Lenz 529 21.82
Schmitten 252 11.32
Bergün sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2013)[1]
Area (km²)
Bergün/Bravuogn 455 145.76
Filisur 440 44.58
Surses sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2013)[1]
Area (km²)
Bivio 196 76.70
Cunter 248 7.11
Marmorera 31 19.0
Mulegns 28 33.80
Riom-Parsonz 294 56.04
Salouf 216 31.41
Savognin 1,009 22.23
Sur 78 23.18
Tinizong-Rona 326 54.30

Mergers and name changes[edit]

On 1 January 2015 the former municipalities of Alvaschein, Mon, Stierva, Tiefencastel, Alvaneu, Brienz/Brinzauls and Surava merged to form the new municipality of Albula/Alvra.[2]

Languages[edit]

The official languages of the district of Albula are German and Romansh. In the municipality of Bivio, Italian has given way to German as the official language there.

Languages of Albula District, GR
Languages Census 2000
Number Percent
German 5,646 66.3%
Romansh 2,163 25.4%
Italian 263 3.1%
TOTAL 8,514 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 18 August 2014
  2. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 2 January 2013

Coordinates: 46°39′43″N 9°34′32″E / 46.6619°N 9.5756°E / 46.6619; 9.5756