Conters im Prättigau

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Conters im Prättigau
Coat of arms of Conters im Prättigau
Coat of arms
Conters im Prättigau is located in Switzerland
Conters im Prättigau
Conters im Prättigau
Conters im Prättigau is located in Canton of Graubünden
Conters im Prättigau
Conters im Prättigau
Coordinates: 46°54′N 9°47′E / 46.900°N 9.783°E / 46.900; 9.783Coordinates: 46°54′N 9°47′E / 46.900°N 9.783°E / 46.900; 9.783
Country Switzerland
Canton Graubünden
District Prättigau/Davos
 • Mayor Andrea Nold
 • Total 18.4 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
Elevation 1,110 m (3,640 ft)
Population (Dec 2015[2])
 • Total 215
 • Density 12/km2 (30/sq mi)
Postal code 7241
SFOS number 3881
Surrounded by Fideris, Klosters-Serneus, Langwies, Luzein, Saas im Prättigau
SFSO statistics

Conters im Prättigau (Romansh: About this sound Cunter en il Partenz ) is a municipality in the Prättigau/Davos Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.


Conters im Prättigau is first mentioned in 1290 as Cunters.[3]


Conters im Prättigau has an area, as of 2006, of 18.4 km2 (7.1 sq mi). Of this area, 49.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 45% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.3% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (4.4%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

Before 2017, the municipality was located in the Küblis sub-district of the Oberlandquart district, after 2017 it was part of the Prättigau/Davos Region.[5] It consists of the village of Conters im Prättigau and the hamlet of Brunnen between Conters and Küblis. Until 1961 Conters im Prättigau was known as Conters im Prätigau.[6]


Conters im Prättigau has a population (as of 31 December 2015) of 215.[2] As of 2008, 7.7% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.[7] Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 13.2%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (97.4%), with Romansh being second most common ( 1.0%) and Italian being third ( 0.5%).[4]

As of 2000, the gender distribution of the population was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.[8] The age distribution, as of 2000, in Conters im Prättigau is; 20 children or 10.3% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 24 teenagers or 12.4% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 19 people or 9.8% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 24 people or 12.4% are between 30 and 39, 28 people or 14.4% are between 40 and 49, and 29 people or 14.9% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 19 people or 9.8% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 19 people or 9.8% are between 70 and 79, there are 10 people or 5.2% who are between 80 and 89 there are 2 people or 1.0% who are between 90 and 99.[7]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 51.8% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the FDP (30.5%), the SP (13.2%) and the CVP (4.5%).[4]

The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Conters im Prättigau about 64% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).[4]

Conters im Prättigau has an unemployment rate of 1.19%. As of 2005, there were 27 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 16 businesses involved in this sector. 6 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 4 businesses in this sector. 12 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 4 businesses in this sector.[4]

The historical population is given in the following table:[3]

year population
1850 195
1900 184
1941 234
1950 219
1980 179
1990 201
2000 194


  1. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016
  3. ^ a b Conters im Prättigau in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived January 5, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. accessed 29-Oct-2009
  5. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz - Mutationsmeldungen 2016 accessed 16 February 2017
  6. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 23 September 2009
  7. ^ a b Graubunden Population Statistics Archived August 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. (German) accessed 21 September 2009
  8. ^ Graubunden in Numbers Archived September 24, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. (German) accessed 21 September 2009

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