Trin

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Trin
Trin -
Country Switzerland Coat of Arms of Trin
Canton Graubünden
District Imboden
46°49′N 9°21′E / 46.817°N 9.350°E / 46.817; 9.350Coordinates: 46°49′N 9°21′E / 46.817°N 9.350°E / 46.817; 9.350
Population 1,251 (Dec 2012)[1]
- Density 26 /km2 (69 /sq mi)
Area 47.17 km2 (18.21 sq mi)[2]
Elevation 876 m (2,874 ft)
Postal code 7014,7016
SFOS number 3734
Surrounded by Bonaduz, Flims, Pfäfers (SG), Tamins, Versam
Website www.trin.ch
SFSO statistics
Trin is located in Switzerland
Trin
Trin

Trin is a municipality in the district of Imboden in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. Crestasee is located in Trin.

History[edit]

Trin is first mentioned in the 12th Century as Turunnio.[3]

Geography[edit]

Village of Mulin in the Trin municipality

Trin is perched on the mountain-side above the Rhine valley on the road between Domat/Ems and Flims. The village of Mulin (also in the municipality) is at the foot of the slope on the edge of the valley.

Trin has an area, as of 2006, of 47.2 km2 (18.2 sq mi). Of this area, 33.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 24.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.7% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (40.8%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality is located in the Trins sub-district of the Imboden district. It consists of the villages of Trin, Digg and Mulin. Until 1943 Trin was known as Trins.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Trin village church and Castle Canaschal

Trin has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 1,251.[1] As of 2008, 11.6% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 2.1%.[4]

As of 2000, the gender distribution of the population was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.[6] The age distribution, as of 2000, in Trin is; 134 people or 12.1% of the population are between 0 to 9 years old. 74 people or 6.7% are 10 to 14, and 71 people or 6.4% are 15 to 19. Of the adult population, 97 people or 8.8% of the population are between 20 to 29 years old. 179 people or 16.2% are 30 to 39, 187 people or 16.9% are 40 to 49, and 160 people or 14.4% are 50 to 59. The senior population distribution is 97 people or 8.8% of the population are between 60 to 69 years old, 63 people or 5.7% are 70 to 79, there are 38 people or 3.4% who are 80 to 89, and there are 8 people or 0.7% who are 90 to 99.[7]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the FDP which received 36.4% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SVP (27.8%), the SPS (27.2%) and the CVP (7.7%).[4]

In Trin about 71.3% 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]

Trin has an unemployment rate of 1.62%. As of 2005, there were 47 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 18 businesses involved in this sector. 120 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 13 businesses in this sector. 87 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 32 businesses in this sector.[4]

From the 2000 census, 251 or 22.7% are Roman Catholic, while 624 or 56.3% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there are 12 individuals (or about 1.08% of the population) who belong to the Orthodox Church, and there are 23 individuals (or about 2.08% of the population) who belong to another Christian church. There are 9 (or about 0.81% of the population) who are Islamic. There are 6 individuals (or about 0.54% of the population) who belong to another church (not listed on the census), 84 (or about 7.58% of the population) belong to no church, are agnostic or atheist, and 99 individuals (or about 8.94% of the population) did not answer the question.[7]

The historical population is given in the following table:[3][6]

Year Population
1803 686
1850 919
1900 755
1930 655
1950 695
1990 922
2000 1,108

Languages[edit]

Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (72.7%), with Romansh being second most common (19.8%) and Italian being third ( 3.0%).[4]

Languages in Trin
Languages Census 1980 Census 1990 Census 2000
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
German 340 40.96% 566 61.39% 806 72.74%
Romansh 379 45.66% 270 29.28% 219 19.77%
Italian 59 7.11% 23 2.49% 33 2.98%
Population 830 100% 922 100% 1108 100%

Heritage sites of national significance[edit]

The Crap Sogn Parcazi, a ruined castle and fortified church is listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 16 September 2013
  2. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  3. ^ a b Trin in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 08-Oct-2009
  5. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 23 September 2009
  6. ^ a b Graubunden in Numbers (German) accessed 21 September 2009
  7. ^ a b Graubunden Population Statistics (German) accessed 21 September 2009
  8. ^ Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance 21.11.2008 version, (German) accessed 08-Oct-2009
This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.

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