Maloja District

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Maloja District
Bezirk Maloja
Distretto di Maloggia
District da Malögia
District
Location of Maloja District
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Graubünden
Capital Samedan
Area
 • Total 973.61 km2 (375.91 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 18,733
 • Density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 16

Maloja District (Italian: Distretto di Maloggia) is an administrative district in the canton of Graubünden (or Grigioni), Switzerland. It has an area of 973.28 km2 (375.79 sq mi) and has a population of 18,733 (as of 31 December 2012).[1] It is trilingual, with official languages used by municipalities inside the district being, in order of dominance, German, Italian, and Romansh.

It consists of two Kreise (sub-districts) and sixteen municipalities:

Bregaglia sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2012)[1]
Area (km²)
Bregaglia 1,576 251.45
Oberengadin sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2012)[1]
Area (km²)
Bever 636 45.65
Celerina/Schlarigna 1,509 24.03
La Punt-Chamues-ch 759 63.22
Madulain 234 16.35
Pontresina 2,080 118.24
St. Moritz 5,147 28.69
Samedan 2,982 113.97
S-chanf 748 137.90
Sils im Engadin/Segl 773 63.54
Silvaplana 1,012 44.71
Zuoz 1,277 65.62

Languages[edit]

All three of Graubünden's official languages: German, Romansh, and Italian, can be heard in the district. Except for the municipality of Bregaglia, the area was predominately Romansh-speaking. Today, Romansh is spoken the least out of the three official languages of Maloja.

Languages of Maloja District, GR
Languages Census 2000
Number Percent
German 10,474 55.7%
Romansh 2,312 12.3%
Italian 4,004 21.3%
TOTAL 18,813 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 16 September 2013

Coordinates: 46°24′9″N 9°41′42″E / 46.40250°N 9.69500°E / 46.40250; 9.69500