Ferrera

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Ferrera
Innerferrera.jpg
Coat of arms of Ferrera
Coat of arms
Ferrera is located in Switzerland
Ferrera
Ferrera
Ferrera is located in Canton of Graubünden
Ferrera
Ferrera
Coordinates: 46°33′N 9°26′E / 46.550°N 9.433°E / 46.550; 9.433Coordinates: 46°33′N 9°26′E / 46.550°N 9.433°E / 46.550; 9.433
Country Switzerland
Canton Graubünden
District Viamala
Area[1]
 • Total 75.45 km2 (29.13 sq mi)
Elevation 1,316 m (4,318 ft)
Population (Dec 2015[2])
 • Total 84
 • Density 1.1/km2 (2.9/sq mi)
Postal code 7444
SFOS number 3713
Localities Innerferrera, Ausserferrera
Surrounded by Andeer, Avers, Madesimo (IT-SO), Mulegns, Piuro (IT-SO), Pignia, Riom-Parsonz, Salouf, Sufers
Website www.ferrera.ch
SFSO statistics

Ferrera is a municipality in the Viamala Region in the Grisons, Switzerland. It was formed on 1 January 2008 through the merger of Innerferrera and Ausserferrera. Geographically, it covers the entire Val Ferrera valley.

Innerferrera
Ausserferrera

Historical population[edit]

The combined historical population of the two municipalities is given in the following table:[3][4]

year population
1808 167
1850 273
1900 162
1950 145
1960 405a
2000 96
^a Population increase due to construction of the dam at Valle di Lei

Languages[edit]

Languages in Ferrera
Languages Census of 1980 Census of 1990 Census of 2000
Number Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage
German 79 69.30% 75 75.76% 90 91.84%
Romansh 33 28.95% 21 21.21% 1 1.02%
Italian 0 0.00% 2 2.02% 3 3.37%
Population 114 100% 99 100% 98 100%
Languages in Ausserferrera
Languages Census of 1980 Census of 1990 Census of 2000
Number Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage
German 29 58.00% 28 58.33% 44 93.62%
Romansh 19 38.00% 17 35.42% 1 2.13%
Italian 0 0.00% 2 4.17% 1 2.13%
Population 50 100% 48 100% 47 100%
Languages in Innerferrera
Languages Census of 1980 Census of 1990 Census of 2000
Number Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage
German 50 78.13% 47 92.16% 46 94.0%
Romansh 14 21.88% 4 7.84% 2 6.0%
Population 64 100% 51 100% 49 100%

Weather[edit]

Innerferrera village in Ferrera has an average of 118.2 days of rain per year and on average receives 1,238 mm (48.7 in) of precipitation. The wettest month is August during which time Innerferrera receives an average of 158 mm (6.2 in) of precipitation. During this month there is precipitation for an average of 12.2 days. The month with the most days of precipitation is May, with an average of 13.3, but with only 141 mm (5.6 in) of precipitation. The driest month of the year is February with an average of 44 mm (1.7 in) of precipitation over 12.2 days.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016
  3. ^ Ausserferrera in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ Innerferrera in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  5. ^ "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 1475 meters above sea level.

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