|Population||595 (Dec 2012)|
|- Density||30 /km2 (77 /sq mi)|
|Area||19.94 km2 (7.70 sq mi)|
|Elevation||528 m (1,732 ft)|
|Mayor||Heinz Urs Kunz|
|Surrounded by||Bad Ragaz (SG), Balzers (LI), Maienfeld, Mels (SG), Sargans (SG), Triesen (LI), Vilters-Wangs (SG)|
Fläsch is first mentioned in 831 as Villa Flasce.
Fläsch has an area, as of 2006[update], of 20 km2 (7.7 sq mi). Of this area, 35.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 43.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 2% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (18.8%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
The municipality is located in the Maienfeld sub-district of the Landquart district. It is the most northerly municipality in the canton of Graubünden. Fläsch is located at the foot of the Fläscherberg and St. Luzisteig mountains.
Fläsch has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 595. As of 2008[update], 4.6% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 9.2%.
As of 2000[update], the gender distribution of the population was 50.3% male and 49.7% female. The age distribution, as of 2000[update], in Fläsch is; 79 children or 14.8% of the population are between 0 to 9 years old. 37 teenagers or 6.9% are 10 to 14, and 29 teenagers or 5.4% are 15 to 19. Of the adult population, 44 people or 8.2% of the population are between 20 to 29 years old. 121 people or 22.6% are 30 to 39, 83 people or 15.5% are 40 to 49, and 63 people or 11.8% are 50 to 59. The senior population distribution is 43 people or 8.0% of the population are between 60 to 69 years old, 21 people or 3.9% are 70 to 79, there are 11 people or 2.1% who are 80 to 89, and there are 4 people or 0.7% who are 90 to 99.
The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Fläsch about 83.5% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).
Fläsch has an unemployment rate of 0.28%. As of 2005[update], there were 87 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 23 businesses involved in this sector. 5 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 4 businesses in this sector. 43 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 13 businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (97.0%), with Portuguese being second most common ( 1.3%) and Romansh being third ( 0.7%). While the village was Romansh speaking in the Early Middle Ages, by the 14th Century Alamannii immigrants had Germanized the valley.
|Languages in Fläsch|
|Languages||Census 1980||Census 1990||Census 2000|
Heritage sites of national significance
- Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 16 September 2013
- Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
- Fläsch in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 16-Oct-2009
- Graubunden Population Statistics (German) accessed 21 September 2009
- Graubunden in Numbers (German) accessed 21 September 2009
- Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance 21.11.2008 version, (German) accessed 16-Oct-2009
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