Ftan

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Ftan
Ftan -
Country Switzerland Coat of Arms of Ftan
Canton Graubünden
District Inn
46°47′N 10°14′E / 46.783°N 10.233°E / 46.783; 10.233Coordinates: 46°47′N 10°14′E / 46.783°N 10.233°E / 46.783; 10.233
Population 532 (Dec 2012)[1]
- Density 12 /km2 (32 /sq mi)
Area 43.11 km2 (16.64 sq mi)[2]
Elevation 1,648 m (5,407 ft)
Postal code 7551
SFOS number 3761
Surrounded by Ardez, Galtür (AT-7), Ramosch, Scuol, Sent, Tarasp
Website www.ftan.ch
SFSO statistics
Ftan is located in Switzerland
Ftan
Ftan

Ftan is a municipality in the district of Inn in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.

History[edit]

Ftan is first mentioned in 1150 as Vetane.[3]

Geography[edit]

Ftan
Ftan

Ftan has an area, as of 2006, of 43.1 km2 (16.6 sq mi). Of this area, 40.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 15.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.2% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (42.8%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality is located in the Suot Tasna sub-district of the Inn district on a terrace above the left bank of the Inn river. It consists of the village sections of Ftan Grond and Ftan Pitschen. Until 1943 Ftan was known as Fetan.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Ftan has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 532.[1] As of 2008, 11.2% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.[6] Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 9.6%.[4]

As of 2000, the gender distribution of the population was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.[7] The age distribution, as of 2000, in Ftan is; 57 children or 11.0% of the population are between 0 to 9 years old. 40 teenagers or 7.8% are 10 to 14, and 84 teenagers or 16.3% are 15 to 19. Of the adult population, 39 people or 7.6% of the population are between 20 to 29 years old. 65 people or 12.6% are 30 to 39, 69 people or 13.4% are 40 to 49, and 53 people or 10.3% are 50 to 59. The senior population distribution is 43 people or 8.3% of the population are between 60 to 69 years old, 48 people or 9.3% are 70 to 79, there are 15 people or 2.9% who are 80 to 89, and there are 3 people or 0.6% who are 90 to 99.[6]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 43% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (42.1%), the FDP (7.7%) and the CVP (5.1%).[4]

The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Ftan about 81.8% 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]

Ftan has an unemployment rate of 0.81%. As of 2005, there were 64 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 24 businesses involved in this sector. 16 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 6 businesses in this sector. 180 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 25 businesses in this sector.[4]

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

year population
1835 538
1850 506
1900 403
1950 504
1970 425
2000 516

Languages[edit]

Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks Rhaeto-Romance (57.8%), with German being second most common (37.0%) and Italian being third ( 1.2%).[4]

Languages in Ftan
Languages Census 1980 Census 1990 Census 2000
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
German 139 31.95% 153 33.77% 191 37.02%
Romansh 251 57.70% 263 58.06% 298 57.75%
Italian 19 4.37% 14 3.09% 6 1.16%
Population 435 100% 453 100% 516 100%

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 Ftan in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 12-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
This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.