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Prättigau N.jpg
Coat of arms of Küblis
Coat of arms
Küblis is located in Switzerland
Küblis is located in Canton of Graubünden
Coordinates: 46°54′N 9°46′E / 46.900°N 9.767°E / 46.900; 9.767Coordinates: 46°54′N 9°46′E / 46.900°N 9.767°E / 46.900; 9.767
Country Switzerland
Canton Graubünden
District Prättigau/Davos
 • Mayor Urs Zweifel
 • Total 8.14 km2 (3.14 sq mi)
Elevation 814 m (2,671 ft)
Population (Dec 2016[2])
 • Total 860
 • Density 110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Postal code 7240
SFOS number 3882
Surrounded by Conters im Prättigau, Fideris, Luzein, Saas im Prättigau, Sankt Antönien
Website www.kueblis.ch
SFSO statistics

Küblis or Kublis is a municipality in the Prättigau/Davos Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Luzein St. Antönien St. Antönien
Luzein Windrose klein.png Saas im Prättigau
Conters im Prättigau Saas im Prättigau


Küblis is first mentioned in 1351 as ze Cüblins. In 1389 it was mentioned as Kúblis.[3]


Küblis has an area, as of 2006, of 8.1 km2 (3.1 sq mi). Of this area, 44% is used for agricultural purposes, while 42.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 4.9% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (8.6%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

Before 2017, the municipality was located in the Küblis sub-district of the Prättigau/Davos district, after 2017 it was part of the Prättigau/Davos Region.[5] It is in located in the Prättigau valley at the branching of the road to St. Antönien, Conters and Fideris/Jenaz. It consists of the linear village of Küblis and the hamlets of Prada, Tälfsch and Pläviggin.


Küblis village in the Prättigau valley

Küblis has a population (as of 31 December 2016) of 860.[2] As of 2008, 15.4% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.[6] Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -2%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (93.5%), with Albanian being second most common ( 2.7%) and Italian being third ( 1.3%).[4]

As of 2000, the gender distribution of the population was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.[7] The age distribution, as of 2000, in Küblis is; 128 children or 15.4% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 107 teenagers or 12.9% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 93 people or 11.2% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 135 people or 16.3% are between 30 and 39, 108 people or 13.0% are between 40 and 49, and 91 people or 11.0% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 75 people or 9.0% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 58 people or 7.0% are between 70 and 79, there are 31 people or 3.7% who are between 80 and 89 there are 4 people or 0.5% who are between 90 and 99.[6]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the FDP which received 41.5% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SVP (40.1%), the SP (13.3%) and the local, small right-wing parties (3.8%).[4]

The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Küblis about 68.1% 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]

Küblis has an unemployment rate of 0.84%. As of 2005, there were 39 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 15 businesses involved in this sector. 166 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 17 businesses in this sector. 299 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 58 businesses in this sector.[4]

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

year population
1850 455
1900 416
1950 716
2000 830

Heritage sites of national significance[edit]

Powerplant in Küblis

The Zentrale Küblis der Bündner Kraftwerke (Central Powerplant in Küblis) is listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance.[8]


Küblis has an average of 132 days of rain per year and on average receives 1,116 mm (43.9 in) of precipitation. The wettest month is August during which time Küblis receives an average of 127 mm (5.0 in) of precipitation. During this month there is precipitation for an average of 13.2 days. The month with the most days of precipitation is June, with an average of 13.2, but with only 118 mm (4.6 in) of precipitation. The driest month of the year is October with an average of 66 mm (2.6 in) of precipitation over 13.2 days.[9]


  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 (in German) accessed 30 August 2017
  3. ^ a b Küblis in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived 2016-01-05 at the Wayback Machine. accessed 29-Oct-2009
  5. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz - Mutationsmeldungen 2016 accessed 16 February 2017
  6. ^ a b Graubunden Population Statistics Archived 2009-08-27 at the Wayback Machine. (in German) accessed 21 September 2009
  7. ^ Graubunden in Numbers Archived 2009-09-24 at the Wayback Machine. (in German) accessed 21 September 2009
  8. ^ Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance Archived 2009-05-01 at the Wayback Machine. 21.11.2008 version, (in German) accessed 29-Oct-2009
  9. ^ "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 815 meters above sea level.

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