Conters im Prättigau

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Conters im Prättigau
Conters im Prättigau -
Country Switzerland Coat of Arms of Conters im Prättigau
Canton Graubünden
District Prättigau/Davos
46°54′N 9°47′E / 46.900°N 9.783°E / 46.900; 9.783Coordinates: 46°54′N 9°47′E / 46.900°N 9.783°E / 46.900; 9.783
Population 225 (Dec 2012)[1]
- Density 12 /km2 (32 /sq mi)
Area 18.4 km2 (7.1 sq mi)[2]
Elevation 1,110 m (3,642 ft)
Postal code 7241
SFOS number 3881
Mayor Andrea Nold
Surrounded by Fideris, Klosters-Serneus, Langwies, Luzein, Saas im Prättigau
Website www.conters.ch
SFSO statistics
Conters im Prättigau is located in Switzerland
Conters im Prättigau
Conters im Prättigau

Conters im Prättigau is a municipality in the district of Prättigau/Davos in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.

History[edit]

Conters im Prättigau is first mentioned in 1290 as Cunters.[3]

Geography[edit]

Conters im Prättigau has an area, as of 2006, of 18.4 km2 (7.1 sq mi). Of this area, 49.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 45% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.3% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (4.4%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality is located in the Küblis sub-district of the Oberlandquart district. It consists of the village of Conters im Prättigau and the hamlet of Brunnen between Conters and Küblis. Until 1961 Conters im Prättigau was known as Conters im Prätigau.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Conters im Prättigau has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 225.[1] As of 2008, 7.7% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.[6] Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 13.2%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (97.4%), with Romansh being second most common ( 1.0%) and Italian being third ( 0.5%).[4]

As of 2000, the gender distribution of the population was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.[7] The age distribution, as of 2000, in Conters im Prättigau is; 20 children or 10.3% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 24 teenagers or 12.4% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 19 people or 9.8% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 24 people or 12.4% are between 30 and 39, 28 people or 14.4% are between 40 and 49, and 29 people or 14.9% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 19 people or 9.8% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 19 people or 9.8% are between 70 and 79, there are 10 people or 5.2% who are between 80 and 89 there are 2 people or 1.0% who are between 90 and 99.[6]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 51.8% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the FDP (30.5%), the SP (13.2%) and the CVP (4.5%).[4]

The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Conters im Prättigau about 64% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).[4]

Conters im Prättigau has an unemployment rate of 1.19%. As of 2005, there were 27 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 16 businesses involved in this sector. 6 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 4 businesses in this sector. 12 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 4 businesses in this sector.[4]

The historical population is given in the following table:[3]

year population
1850 195
1900 184
1941 234
1950 219
1980 179
1990 201
2000 194

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 16 September 2013
  2. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  3. ^ a b Conters im Prättigau in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 29-Oct-2009
  5. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 23 September 2009
  6. ^ a b Graubunden Population Statistics (German) accessed 21 September 2009
  7. ^ Graubunden in Numbers (German) accessed 21 September 2009

External links[edit]