Furna

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Furna
Furna -
Country Switzerland Coat of Arms of Furna
Canton Graubünden
District Prättigau/Davos
46°56′N 9°40′E / 46.933°N 9.667°E / 46.933; 9.667Coordinates: 46°56′N 9°40′E / 46.933°N 9.667°E / 46.933; 9.667
Population 186 (Dec 2012)[1]
- Density 6 /km2 (14 /sq mi)
Area 33.32 km2 (12.86 sq mi)[2]
Elevation 1,400 m (4,593 ft)
Postal code 7232
SFOS number 3862
Surrounded by Grüsch, Jenaz, Peist, St. Peter-Pagig, Schiers, Trimmis, Valzeina
Website www.furna.ch
SFSO statistics
Furna is located in Switzerland
Furna
Furna

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

History[edit]

Furna is first mentioned in 1479 as Furnen.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Furna has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 186.[1] As of 2008, 0.5% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.[4] Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 0.5%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (99.5%), with the rest speaking Norwegian ( 0.5%).[5]

As of 2000, the gender distribution of the population was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.[6] The age distribution, as of 2000, in Furna is; 34 children or 16.7% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 17 teenagers or 8.3% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 24 people or 11.8% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 27 people or 13.2% are between 30 and 39, 24 people or 11.8% are between 40 and 49, and 22 people or 10.8% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 24 people or 11.8% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 26 people or 12.7% are between 70 and 79, there are 6 people or 2.9% who are between 80 and 89.[4]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 49.8% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the FDP (23%), the local, small right-wing parties (13.8%) and the SP (13%).[5]

The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Furna about 60.8% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[5]

Furna has an unemployment rate of 0%. As of 2005, there were 52 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 21 businesses involved in this sector. 4 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 3 businesses in this sector. 17 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 7 businesses in this sector.[5]

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

year population
1850 216
1900 209
1950 222
2000 204

Geography[edit]

View from the Furna Hinterberg over the alpine road toward Alp Lerch

Furna has an area, as of 2006, of 33.3 km2 (12.9 sq mi). Of this area, 51.5% is used for agricultural purposes, while 38.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.3% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (9%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[5]

The municipality is located in the Jenaz sub-district of the Prättigau/Davos district. It is a scattered settlement high above the valley. It consists of the village of Furna which is divided into Hinter-, Mittel- and Usserberg, as well as the seasonally occupied settlement of Furnerberg.

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 Furna in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b Graubunden Population Statistics (German) accessed 21 September 2009
  5. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 28-Oct-2009
  6. ^ Graubunden in Numbers (German) accessed 21 September 2009

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