Albula District

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Albula District
Bezirk Albula
District Alvra
Distretto di Albula
District
Location of Albula District
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Graubünden
Capital Tiefencastel
Area
 • Total 693.47 km2 (267.75 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 8,177
 • Density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 8

Albula District is one of the eleven administrative districts in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. It has an area of 723.13 km² and has a population of 8,177 (as of 31 December 2014).[1]

Albula District consists of four Kreise (sub-districts) Alvaschein, Belfort, Bergün and Surses, which are formed from a total of 8 municipalities following mergers in 2015 and 2016.

Alvaschein sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2014)[1]
Area (km²)
Albula/Alvra 1,347 93.93
Mutten 75 9.9
Vaz/Obervaz 2,694 42.51
Belfort sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2014)[1]
Area (km²)
Lantsch/Lenz 512 21.82
Schmitten 253 11.32
Bergün sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2014)[1]
Area (km²)
Bergün/Bravuogn 457 145.76
Filisur 439 44.58
Surses sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2014)[1]
Area (km²)
Surses 2,425 323.76

Mergers and name changes[edit]

Languages[edit]

The official languages of the district of Albula are German and Romansh. In the municipality of Bivio, Italian has given way to German as the official language there.

Languages of Albula District, GR
Languages Census 2000
Number Percent
German 5,646 66.3%
Romansh 2,163 25.4%
Italian 263 3.1%
TOTAL 8,514 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 31 August 2015
  2. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 2 January 2013
  3. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 27 April 2016.

Coordinates: 46°39′43″N 9°34′32″E / 46.6619°N 9.5756°E / 46.6619; 9.5756