Moesa District

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Moesa
Distretto di Moesa
District
Location of Moesa
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Graubünden
Capital Roveredo
Area
 • Total 496.03 km2 (191.52 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 8,301
 • Density 17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 14
Moesa scenery

Moesa District, often referred to as Moesano, is an administrative district in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. It has an area of 496.11 km2 (191.55 sq mi) corresponding to the Val Mesolcina, the valley of the eponymous Moesa River.

It has a population of 8,301 (as of 31 December 2013).[1] The official language is Italian.

It consists of three Kreise (circles) and seventeen municipalities:

Calanca circle
Municipality Population
(31 December 2013)[1]
Area (km²)
Buseno 92 11.26
Calanca 206 37.73
Castaneda 240 3.94
Rossa 125 58.93
Santa Maria in Calanca 113 9.32
Mesocco circle
Municipality Population
(31 December 2013)[1]
Area (km²)
Lostallo 735 50.91
Mesocco 1,297 164.76
Soazza 361 46.37
Roveredo circle
Municipality Population
(31 December 2013)[1]
Area (km²)
Cama 562 15.06
Grono 997 14.83
Leggia 127 9.15
Roveredo 2,531 38.78
San Vittore 754 22.03
Verdabbio 161 13.11

Languages[edit]

The official language of Moesa is Italian, traditionally the Western Lombard dialect spoken by the native population.

Languages of Moesa District, GR
Languages Census 2000
Number Percent
German 528 7.1%
Romansh 10 0.1%
Italian 6,578 88.0%
TOTAL 7,471 100%

Mergers and name changes[edit]

On 1 January 2015 the former municipalities of Arvigo, Braggio, Selma and Cauco merged to form the new municipality of Calanca.[2]

References[edit]

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

Coordinates: 46°14′N 9°07′E / 46.233°N 9.117°E / 46.233; 9.117