|Former municipality of Switzerland|
Feldis village center and fountain
|• Mayor||Gisula Tscharner|
|• Total||7.57 km2 (2.92 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,470 m (4,820 ft)|
|• Density||18/km2 (48/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Domat/Ems, Rothenbrunnen, Scheid|
Feldis/Veulden is a village in the municipality of Tomils in the district of Hinterrhein in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. In 2009 Scheid merged with Feldis/Veulden, Trans and Tumegl/Tomils to form the municipality of Tomils.
Feldis/Veulden is first mentioned around 1290-98 as Felden.
Feldis/Veulden has an area, as of 2006[update], of 7.6 km2 (2.9 sq mi). Of this area, 35.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 57.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.8% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (5.7%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
The municipality is located in the Domleschg sub-district of the Hinterrhein district. It is a Haufendorf (an irregular, unplanned and quite closely packed village, built around a central square) on a terrace at an elevation of 1,469 m (4,820 ft) on the eastern side of the Hinterrhein valley. Until 1943 Feldis/Veulden was known as Feldis.
As of 2000[update], the gender distribution of the population was 42.9% male and 57.1% female. The age distribution, as of 2000[update], in Feldis/Veulden is; 14 people or 10.9% of the population are between 0 to 9 years old. 16 people or 12.4% are 10 to 14, and 6 people or 4.7% are 15 to 19. Of the adult population, 6 people or 4.7% of the population are between 20 to 29 years old. 9 people or 7.0% are 30 to 39, 32 people or 24.8% are 40 to 49, and 13 people or 10.1% are 50 to 59. The senior population distribution is 12 people or 9.3% of the population are between 60 to 69 years old, 16 people or 12.4% are 70 to 79, there are 4 people or 3.1% who are 80 to 89, and there are 1 people or 0.8% who are 90 to 99.
The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Feldis/Veulden about 80.7% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).
Feldis/Veulden has an unemployment rate of 0.66%. As of 2005[update], there were 16 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 8 businesses involved in this sector. 3 people are employed in the secondary sector and there is 1 business in this sector. 31 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 9 businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
Since 1900, there has been a rapid shift from Romansh to German. Today, the municipality is predominantly German-speaking, with a small Romansh minority. As of 2000[update], 85.3% of the population speaks German, with Romansh being second most common (14.0%) and French being third ( 0.8%).
|Languages in Feldis/Veulden|
|Language||Census of 1900||Census of 1970||Census of 1980||Census of 1990||Census of 2000|
- Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 23 September 2009
- Feldis/Veulden in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 02-Oct-2009
- Graubunden in Numbers (German) accessed 21 September 2009
- Graubunden Population Statistics (German) accessed 21 September 2009
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