Hinterrhein District

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Hinterrhein District
Bezirk Hinterrhein
District dal Rain Posteriur
District
Location of Hinterrhein District
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Graubünden
Capital Thusis
Area
 • Total 617.63 km2 (238.47 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Total 13,252
 • Density 21/km2 (56/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipalities 24

Hinterrhein District is a former administrative district in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. It had an area of 617.67 km2 (238.48 sq mi) and had a population of 13,179 in 2015. Much of the district became part of the Viamala Region on 1 January 2017 as part of a reorganization of the Canton.[1]

Hinterrhein District consisted of five Kreise (sub-districts) and twenty-four municipalities. This number decreased from thirty-two when the municipalities of Portein, Präz, Sarn, and Tartar merged on 1 January 2010 into Cazis.[2] It decreased further in 2015 when Almens, Paspels, Pratval, Rodels and Tomils merged to form the new municipality of Domleschg.[2]

Avers sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2016)[3]
Area (km²)
Avers 168 93.07
Domleschg sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2016)[3]
Area (km²)
Domleschg 1,954 45.94
Fürstenau 345 1.30
Rothenbrunnen 304 3.10
Scharans 818 14.28
Sils im Domleschg 926 9.32
Rheinwald sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2016)[3]
Area (km²)
Hinterrhein 68 48.38
Nufenen 150 28.07
Splügen 377 60.53
Sufers 126 34.56
Schams sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2016)[3]
Area (km²)
Andeer 948 30.46
Casti-Wergenstein 52 25.59
Donat 214 4.67
Ferrera 79 75.46
Lohn 44 8.14
Mathon 51 15.12
Rongellen 61 2.04
Zillis-Reischen 391 24.46
Thusis sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2016)[3]
Area (km²)
Cazis 2,132 31.2a
Flerden 247 6.06
Masein 478 4.19
Thusis 3,044 6.84
Tschappina 128 24.67
Urmein 147 4.35
^a Includes the area of Portein, Präz, Sarn and Tartar which merged into Cazis on 1 January 2010.

Mergers[edit]

Languages[edit]

Languages of Hinterrhein District, GR
Languages Census 2000
Number Percent
German 10,909 85.5%
Romansh 728 5.7%
Italian 301 2.4%
TOTAL 12,758 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz - Mutationsmeldungen 2016 accessed 16 February 2017
  2. ^ a b Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 2 January 2013
  3. ^ a b c d e 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°41′N 9°35′E / 46.683°N 9.583°E / 46.683; 9.583