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 (2015)
 • Total 8,210
 • Density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 8

Albula District was one of the eleven administrative districts in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. It had an area of 723.13 km² and had a population of 8,210 in 2015. It was replaced with the Albula Region on 1 January 2017 as part of a reorganization of the Canton.[1]

Albula District consisted 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 2015)[2]
Area (km²)
Albula/Alvra 1,331 93.93
Mutten 72 9.9
Vaz/Obervaz 2,718 42.51
Belfort sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2015)[2]
Area (km²)
Lantsch/Lenz 526 21.82
Schmitten 242 11.32
Bergün sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2015)[2]
Area (km²)
Bergün/Bravuogn 507 145.76
Filisur 445 44.58
Surses sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2015)[2]
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. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz - Mutationsmeldungen 2016 accessed 16 February 2017
  2. ^ a b c d Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016
  3. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 2 January 2013
  4. ^ 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