Bernina District

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Bernina District
Distretto di Bernina
District
Location of Bernina District
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Graubünden
Capital Poschiavo
Area
 • Total 237.30 km2 (91.62 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Total 4,656
 • Density 20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipalities 2

Bernina District is a former administrative district in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. It had an area of 237.2 km² and a population of 4,619 in 2015. It was replaced with the Bernina Region on 1 January 2017 as part of a reorganization of the Canton.[1]

It is the most south-easterly district in Switzerland, being surrounded on three sides by Italy and is predominantly Italian-speaking. As of 2000, 91% of the population speak Italian, followed by German (7.2%) and Romansh (0.5%).

Bernina District consisted of two sub-districts, Brusio and Poschiavo, each of which contains a single municipality of the same name.

Brusio sub-district
Municipality Population (31 December 2016)[2] Area (km²)
Brusio 1,122 46.25
Poschiavo sub-district
Municipality Population (31 December 2016)[2] Area (km²)
Poschiavo 3,534 190.95

Languages[edit]

The official language of the district of Bernina is Italian.

Languages of Bernina District, GR
Languages Census 2000
Number Percent
Italian 4,028 91.0%
German 319 7.2%
Romansh 22 0.5%
TOTAL 4,427 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz - Mutationsmeldungen 2016 accessed 16 February 2017
  2. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 30 August 2017

Coordinates: 46°20′8″N 10°4′40″E / 46.33556°N 10.07778°E / 46.33556; 10.07778