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Former municipality of Switzerland
Coat of arms of Braggio
Coat of arms
Braggio is located in Switzerland
Location of Braggio
Karte Gemeinde Braggio 2009.png
Braggio is located in Canton of Graubünden
Braggio (Canton of Graubünden)
Coordinates: 46°18′N 9°7′E / 46.300°N 9.117°E / 46.300; 9.117Coordinates: 46°18′N 9°7′E / 46.300°N 9.117°E / 46.300; 9.117
Country Switzerland
Canton Graubünden
District Moesa
 • Mayor Agnese Berta
 • Total 6.91 km2 (2.67 sq mi)
Elevation 691 m (2,267 ft)
Population (Dec 2013)
 • Total 51
 • Density 7.4/km2 (19/sq mi)
Postal code 6544
SFOS number 3803
Surrounded by Arvigo, Buseno, Santa Maria in Calanca, Selma
Twin towns Dietikon (Switzerland)
SFSO statistics

Braggio was a municipality in the district of Moesa in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. On 1 January 2015 the former municipalities of Arvigo, Braggio, Cauco and Selma merged to form the new municipality of Calanca.[1]


Braggio is first mentioned in 1419 as Bragio. It was part of the old municipality of Calanca until 1851 when it became an independent municipality.[2]


Before the merger, Braggio had a total area of 6.9 km2 (2.7 sq mi).[3] Of this area, 9.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 67.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.9% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (22.4%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[3]

The former municipality is located in the Calanca sub-district of the Moesa district on the left side of the Val Calanca. It is on a high meadow at an elevation of 1,320 m (4,330 ft) and can only be reached via a cable car (since 1961) or a narrow footpath.


Braggio had a population (as of 2013) of 51.[3] As of 2008, 6.6% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.[4] Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -17.6%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks Italian (77.4%), with German being second most common (17.7%) and French being third ( 4.8%).[3]

As of 2000, the gender distribution of the population was 46.4% male and 53.6% female.[5] The age distribution, as of 2000, in Braggio is; 8 children or 12.9% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old. 7 teenagers or 11.3% are 10 to 14, and 1 teenager is 15 to 19. Of the adult population, 1 person is between 20 and 29 years old. 5 people or 8.1% of the population are 30 to 39, 16 people or 25.8% are 40 to 49, and 8 people or 12.9% are 50 to 59. The senior population distribution is 6 people or 9.7% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 5 people or 8.1% are 70 to 79, there are 5 people or 8.1% who are 80 to 89.[4]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SP which received 47.4% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the CVP (43.9%), the SVP (8.8%) and the FDP (0%).[3]

The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Braggio about 56.7% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[3]

Braggio has an unemployment rate of 1.23%. As of 2005, there were 13 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 6 businesses involved in this sector. 6 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 2 businesses in this sector. 2 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 1 business in this sector.[3]

The historical population is given in the following table:[2]

year population
1850 123
1900 108
1950 98
1990 54
2000 62


Braggio has an average of 97.4 days of rain per year and on average receives 1,645 mm (64.8 in) of precipitation. The wettest month is May during which time Braggio receives an average of 204 mm (8.0 in) of precipitation. During this month there is precipitation for an average of 12 days. The driest month of the year is December with an average of 55 mm (2.2 in) of precipitation over 12 days.[6]


  1. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 2 January 2013
  2. ^ a b Braggio in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived January 5, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. accessed 19 January 2015
  4. ^ a b Graubunden Population Statistics Archived August 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. (in German) accessed 21 September 2009
  5. ^ Graubunden in Numbers Archived September 24, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. (in German) accessed 21 September 2009
  6. ^ "Temperature and Precipitation Average Values-Table, 1961-1990" (in German, French, and Italian). Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology - MeteoSwiss. Archived from the original on 27 June 2009. Retrieved 8 May 2009. , the weather station elevation is 1315 meters above sea level.

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