Soazza

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Soazza
Soazza -
Country Switzerland Coat of Arms of Soazza
Canton Graubünden
District Moesa
46°21′N 9°13′E / 46.350°N 9.217°E / 46.350; 9.217Coordinates: 46°21′N 9°13′E / 46.350°N 9.217°E / 46.350; 9.217
Population 361 (Dec 2013)[1]
- Density 8 /km2 (20 /sq mi)
Area 46.42 km2 (17.92 sq mi)[2]
Elevation 620 m (2,034 ft)
Postal code 6562
SFOS number 3823
Surrounded by Cauco, Lostallo, Menarola (IT-SO), Mesocco, Rossa, San Giacomo Filippo (IT-SO)
Website www.soazza.ch
SFSO statistics
Soazza is located in Switzerland
Soazza
Soazza

Soazza is a municipality in the district of Moesa in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.

History[edit]

Soazza is first mentioned in 1203 as Soaza.[3]

Geography[edit]

Soazza village

Soazza has an area, as of 2006, of 46.4 km2 (17.9 sq mi). Of this area, 7.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 53.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.5% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (37.7%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

Demographics[edit]

Soazza has a population (as of 31 December 2013) of 361.[1] As of 2008, 11.9% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.[5] Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -6.9%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks Italian (91.9%), with German being second most common ( 3.3%) and Serbo-Croatian being third ( 2.2%).[4]

As of 2000, the gender distribution of the population was 54.4% male and 45.6% female.[6] The age distribution, as of 2000, in Soazza is; 37 children or 10.3% of the population are between 0 to 9 years old. 17 teenagers or 4.7% are 10 to 14, and 10 teenagers or 2.8% are 15 to 19. Of the adult population, 35 people or 9.7% of the population are between 20 to 29 years old. 64 people or 17.8% are 30 to 39, 49 people or 13.6% are 40 to 49, and 42 people or 11.7% are 50 to 59. The senior population distribution is 51 people or 14.2% of the population are between 60 to 69 years old, 37 people or 10.3% are 70 to 79, there are 16 people or 4.5% who are 80 to 89, and there is 1 person who is 90 to 99.[5]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the CVP which received 34.9% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SP (28.5%), the SVP (26%) and the FDP (9.2%).[4]

In Soazza about 73.3% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[4]

Soazza has an unemployment rate of 2.6%. As of 2005, there were 24 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 9 businesses involved in this sector. 71 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 7 businesses in this sector. 38 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 14 businesses in this sector.[4]

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

year population
1650 427
1802 311
1850 315
1900 339
1950 348
2000 359

Heritage sites of national significance[edit]

The Casa Paret, the Church of S. Martino including the della Madonna Addolorata and the Ospizio e Via Crucis are listed as Swiss heritage sites of national significance.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 18 August 2014
  2. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  3. ^ a b Soazza in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 22-Oct-2009
  5. ^ a b Graubunden Population Statistics (German) accessed 21 September 2009
  6. ^ Graubunden in Numbers (German) accessed 21 September 2009
  7. ^ Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance 21.11.2008 version, (German) accessed 22-Oct-2009

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