Hinterrhein District

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Hinterrhein District
Bezirk Hinterrhein
District dal Rain Posteriur
District
Location of Hinterrhein District
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Graubünden
Capital Thusis
Area
 • Total 617.63 km2 (238.47 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 13,113
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 24

Hinterrhein District is an administrative district in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. It has an area of 617.67 km2 (238.48 sq mi) and has a population of 13,113 (as of 31 December 2013).[1]

Hinterrhein District consists of five Kreise (sub-districts) and twenty-four municipalities. This number decreased from thirty-two when the municipalities of Portein, Präz, Sarn, and Tartar merged on 1 January 2010 into Cazis.[2] It decreased further in 2015 when Almens, Paspels, Pratval, Rodels and Tomils merged to form the new municipality of Domleschg.[2]


Avers sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2013)[1]
Area (km²)
Avers 172 93.07
Domleschg sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2013)[1]
Area (km²)
Domleschg 1,941 45.93
Fürstenau 364 1.30
Rothenbrunnen 309 3.10
Scharans 826 14.28
Sils im Domleschg 895 9.32
Rheinwald sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2013)[1]
Area (km²)
Hinterrhein 63 48.38
Nufenen 156 28.07
Splügen 392 60.53
Sufers 127 34.56
Schams sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2013)[1]
Area (km²)
Andeer 902 30.46
Casti-Wergenstein 53 25.59
Donat 205 4.67
Ferrera 88 75.46
Lohn 40 8.14
Mathon 50 15.12
Rongellen 57 2.04
Zillis-Reischen 425 24.46
Thusis sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2013)[1]
Area (km²)
Cazis 2,170 31.2a
Flerden 223 6.06
Masein 443 4.19
Thusis 2,946 6.84
Tschappina 138 24.67
Urmein 128 4.35
^a Includes the area of Portein, Präz, Sarn and Tartar which merged into Cazis on 1 January 2010.

Mergers[edit]

Languages[edit]

Languages of Hinterrhein District, GR
Languages Census 2000
Number Percent
German 10,909 85.5%
Romansh 728 5.7%
Italian 301 2.4%
TOTAL 12,758 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 18 August 2014
  2. ^ a b Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 2 January 2013

Coordinates: 46°41′N 9°35′E / 46.683°N 9.583°E / 46.683; 9.583