Feldis/Veulden

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Feldis/Veulden
Former municipality of Switzerland
Feldis village center and fountain
Feldis village center and fountain
Coat of arms of Feldis/Veulden
Coat of arms
Feldis/Veulden is located in Switzerland
Feldis/Veulden
Feldis/Veulden
Coordinates: 46°47′N 9°25′E / 46.783°N 9.417°E / 46.783; 9.417Coordinates: 46°47′N 9°25′E / 46.783°N 9.417°E / 46.783; 9.417
Country Switzerland
Canton Graubünden
District Hinterrhein
Government
 • Mayor Gisula Tscharner
Area
 • Total 7.57 km2 (2.92 sq mi)
Elevation 1,470 m (4,820 ft)
Population
 • Total 140
 • Density 18/km2 (48/sq mi)
Postal code 7404
Surrounded by Domat/Ems, Rothenbrunnen, Scheid
Website www.feldis.ch

Feldis/Veulden is a village in the municipality of Tomils in the district of Hinterrhein in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. In 2009 Scheid merged with Feldis/Veulden, Trans and Tumegl/Tomils to form the municipality of Tomils.[1]

History[edit]

Feldis/Veulden is first mentioned around 1290-98 as Felden.[2]

Geography[edit]

Feldis/Veulden looking southwest

Feldis/Veulden has an area, as of 2006, of 7.6 km2 (2.9 sq mi). Of this area, 35.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 57.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.8% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (5.7%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[3]

The municipality is located in the Domleschg sub-district of the Hinterrhein district. It is a Haufendorf (an irregular, unplanned and quite closely packed village, built around a central square) on a terrace at an elevation of 1,469 m (4,820 ft) on the eastern side of the Hinterrhein valley. Until 1943 Feldis/Veulden was known as Feldis.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Feldis/Veulden has a population (as of 2007) of 140, of which 8.6% are foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 0.7%.[3]

As of 2000, the gender distribution of the population was 42.9% male and 57.1% female.[4] The age distribution, as of 2000, in Feldis/Veulden is; 14 people or 10.9% of the population are between 0 to 9 years old. 16 people or 12.4% are 10 to 14, and 6 people or 4.7% are 15 to 19. Of the adult population, 6 people or 4.7% of the population are between 20 to 29 years old. 9 people or 7.0% are 30 to 39, 32 people or 24.8% are 40 to 49, and 13 people or 10.1% are 50 to 59. The senior population distribution is 12 people or 9.3% of the population are between 60 to 69 years old, 16 people or 12.4% are 70 to 79, there are 4 people or 3.1% who are 80 to 89, and there are 1 people or 0.8% who are 90 to 99.[5]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SPS which received 41.7% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SVP (36.5%), the FDP (15.3%) and the CVP (5.2%).[3]

The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Feldis/Veulden about 80.7% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).[3]

Feldis/Veulden has an unemployment rate of 0.66%. As of 2005, there were 16 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 8 businesses involved in this sector. 3 people are employed in the secondary sector and there is 1 business in this sector. 31 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 9 businesses in this sector.[3]

The historical population is given in the following table:[2]

year population
1803 156
1850 164
1900 130
1950 176
1980 107
2000 129

Languages[edit]

Since 1900, there has been a rapid shift from Romansh to German. Today, the municipality is predominantly German-speaking, with a small Romansh minority. As of 2000, 85.3% of the population speaks German, with Romansh being second most common (14.0%) and French being third ( 0.8%).[3]

Languages in Feldis/Veulden
Language Census of 1900 Census of 1970 Census of 1980 Census of 1990 Census of 2000
Number Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage
German 4 3.08% 73 48.03% 54 51.92% 89 74.17% 110 85.94%
Romansh 126 96.92% 75 49.34% 50 48.08% 31 25.83% 18 14.06%
Italian 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Population 130 100% 152 100% 104 100% 120 100% 128 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 23 September 2009
  2. ^ a b Feldis/Veulden in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 02-Oct-2009
  4. ^ Graubunden in Numbers (German) accessed 21 September 2009
  5. ^ Graubunden Population Statistics (German) accessed 21 September 2009

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