|• Total||145.65 km2 (56.24 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,367 m (4,485 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2014)|
|• Density||3.1/km2 (8.1/sq mi)|
|Localities||Bergün, Latsch, Stuls, Preda|
|Surrounded by||Bever, Davos, Filisur, La Punt-Chamues-ch, Samedan, S-chanf, Tinizong-Rona, Wiesen, Zuoz|
|Twin towns||Hallau (Switzerland)|
Bergün/Bravuogn (German: Bergün, Romansh: Bravuogn (help·info), in the local Romansh dialect Brauégn) is a municipality in the district of Albula in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. The double name (German/Romansh) has been the official name since 1943.
Bergün/Bravuogn is first mentioned in 1209 as de Bregonio.
Bergün/Bravuogn has an area, as of 2006[update], of 145.6 km2 (56.2 sq mi). Of this area, 21.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 20.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.8% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (57.5%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
It consists of the linear village of Bergün/Bravuogn and the settlements of Latsch (on the right side terrace above the river) and Stugl/Stuls. Latsch joined the municipality in 1912 and Stugl/Stuls joined in 1920. From Stugl/Stuls towards Albula pass the settlement of Preda can be found which became a temporary village when the Albula railway tunnel was built between 1898 and 1903. Lai da Palpuogna, a mountain lake, is located between Preda and Albula Pass. Until 1943 Bergün/Bravuogn was known as Bergün.
Bergün/Bravuogn has a population (as of 31 December 2014) of 457. As of 2008[update], 11.1% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -10.2%.
The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Bergün/Bravuogn about 74.6% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).
Bergün/Bravuogn has an unemployment rate of 1.48%. As of 2005[update], there were 59 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 12 businesses involved in this sector. 58 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 11 businesses in this sector. 153 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 36 businesses in this sector.
As of 2000[update], the gender distribution of the population was 56.4% male and 43.6% female. The age distribution, as of 2000[update], in Bergün/Bravuogn is; 53 people or 10.2% of the population are between 0 to 9 years old. 36 people or 6.9% are 10 to 14, and 38 people or 7.3% are 15 to 19. Of the adult population, 62 people or 11.9% of the population are between 20 to 29 years old. 77 people or 14.8% are 30 to 39, 81 people or 15.6% are 40 to 49, and 56 people or 10.8% are 50 to 59. The senior population distribution is 45 people or 8.7% of the population are between 60 to 69 years old, 38 people or 7.3% are 70 to 79, there are 28 people or 5.4% who are 80 to 89, there are 5 people or 1.0% who are 90 to 99, and 1 person or 0.2% who is 100 or more.
In the 2000 census, the inhabitants claimed the following languages: German 83.9%, Romansh 10.6%, Italian 3.1%. The Romansch speakers have their own spoken dialect and write Putér. Until the 19th century, this was the common tongue of most of the population (as of 1880, 80.4%). But Romansche quickly lost ground (as of 1910, only 57.62%). Then, the process stabilized until World War II (as of 1941, still 53.6% Romansch-speaking). Since then, the loss of Romansch has speeded up.
|Languages in Bergün/Bravuogn|
|Language||1980 Census||1990 Census||2000 Census|
German is the only official language for municipality business although 26.7% of the population understands Romansch.
Heritage sites of national significance
The park area of Ela Parc includes the whole of the Albula valley and invites hikers into an unspoilt landscape; hopes of the people from Bergün to join international tourism after the building of the Albula Railway to St. Moritz proved not to develop, so the Kurhaus Bergün remained the only Hotel built in 1905/06, allowing the village to remain rather unspoilt.
The Albula Railway became a UNESCO World Heritage Site itself in 2008. It maintains the Bahnmuseum Albula at the local trainstation. This railway museum documents the construction of the Albula line.
- Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
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- Hiking Switzerland Ela Parc, Graubünden on official Graubünden tourism board
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- Bergün/Bravuogn in Romansh, German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.