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Former municipality of Switzerland
Coat of arms of Leggia
Coat of arms
Leggia is located in Switzerland
Leggia is located in Canton of Graubünden
Coordinates: 46°15′N 9°9′E / 46.250°N 9.150°E / 46.250; 9.150Coordinates: 46°15′N 9°9′E / 46.250°N 9.150°E / 46.250; 9.150
Country Switzerland
Canton Graubünden
District Moesa
 • Total 9.15 km2 (3.53 sq mi)
Elevation 337 m (1,106 ft)
Population (Dec 2015)
 • Total 138
 • Density 15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Postal code 6556
SFOS number 3833
Surrounded by Cama, Grono, Verdabbio
Website leggia.moesano.ch
SFSO statistics

Leggia is a former municipality in the district of Moesa in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. On 1 January 2017 the former municipalities of Leggia and Verdabbio merged into the municipality of Grono.[1]


Leggia is first mentioned in 1295 as de Legia.[2]


Leggia had an area, as of 2006, of 9.2 km2 (3.6 sq mi). Of this area, 8.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 63.9% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 2.7% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (24.7%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[3]

The former municipality is located in the Roveredo sub-district of the Moesa district on the right bank of the Moesa river.


Leggia had a population (as of 2015) of 138. As of 2008, 6.7% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.[4] Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -16.8%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks Italian (84.3%), with German being second most common (11.8%) and Spanish being third ( 2.4%).[3]

As of 2000, the gender distribution of the population was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.[5] The age distribution, as of 2000, in Leggia is; 13 children or 10.2% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old. 7 teenagers or 5.5% are 10 to 14, and 7 teenagers or 5.5% are 15 to 19. Of the adult population, 12 people or 9.4% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 23 people or 18.1% are 30 to 39, 16 people or 12.6% are 40 to 49, and 15 people or 11.8% are 50 to 59. The senior population distribution is 17 people or 13.4% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 10 people or 7.9% are 70 to 79, there are 5 people or 3.9% who are 80 to 89, and there are 2 people or 1.6% who are 90 to 99.[4]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SP which received 32.3% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SVP (28.1%), the CVP (21.9%) and the FDP (17.7%).[3]

In Leggia about 55.1% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[3]

Leggia has an unemployment rate of 1.67%. As of 2005, there were 19 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 8 businesses involved in this sector. 14 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 2 businesses in this sector. 2 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 1 business in this sector.[3]

The historical population is given in the following table:[2]

year population
1826 72
1850 103
1900 123
1950 138
2000 127


  1. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 27 April 2016
  2. ^ a b Leggia in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  3. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived 2016-01-05 at the Wayback Machine. accessed 23-Oct-2009
  4. ^ a b Graubunden Population Statistics Archived 2009-08-27 at the Wayback Machine. (in German) accessed 21 September 2009
  5. ^ Graubunden in Numbers Archived 2009-09-24 at the Wayback Machine. (in German) accessed 21 September 2009

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