Plessur District

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Plessur District
Bezirk Plessur
Location of Plessur District
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Graubünden
Capital Chur
 • Total 266.75 km2 (102.99 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 40,509
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 5

Plessur District is an administrative district in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. It has an area of 266.73 km2 (102.99 sq mi) and has a population of 40,509 (as of 31 December 2013).[1] The district is named after the river Plessur which crosses it.

Plessur District consists of three Kreise (sub-districts) Chur, Churwalden and Schanfigg, which are formed from a total of twelve municipalities:

Chur sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2013)[1]
Area (km²)
Chur 34,350 28.01
Churwalden sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2013)[1]
Area (km²)
Churwalden 2,062 48.58a
Tschiertschen-Praden 310 27.74
^a Includes the area of Malix and Parpan which merged into Churwalden on 1 January 2010.
Schanfigg sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2013)[1]
Area (km²)
Arosa 3,301 42.54 b
Maladers 486 7.61
^b Includes the area of Calfreisen, Castiel, Langwies, Lüen, Molinis, Peist and St. Peter-Pagig which merged into Arosa in 2013.


  • On 1 January 2010 the municipalities of Malix and Parpan merged into the municipality of Churwalden.[2]


Languages of Plessur District, GR
Languages Census 2000
Number Percent
German 32,655 81.9%
Romansh 1,873 4.7%
Italian 1,831 4.6%
TOTAL 39,892 100%


Coordinates: 46°49′05″N 9°36′23″E / 46.8181°N 9.60651°E / 46.8181; 9.60651