|Former municipality of Switzerland|
|• Total||9.15 km2 (3.53 sq mi)|
|Elevation||337 m (1,106 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2015)|
|• Density||15/km2 (39/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Cama, Grono, Verdabbio|
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.
Leggia is first mentioned in 1295 as de Legia.
Leggia had an area, as of 2006[update], 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).
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[update], 6.7% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -16.8%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks Italian (84.3%), with German being second most common (11.8%) and Spanish being third ( 2.4%).
As of 2000[update], the gender distribution of the population was 50.0% male and 50.0% female. The age distribution, as of 2000[update], 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.
Leggia has an unemployment rate of 1.67%. As of 2005[update], 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.
The historical population is given in the following table:
- Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 27 April 2016
- Leggia in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived 2016-01-05 at the Wayback Machine. accessed 23-Oct-2009
- Graubunden Population Statistics Archived 2009-08-27 at the Wayback Machine. (in German) accessed 21 September 2009
- Graubunden in Numbers Archived 2009-09-24 at the Wayback Machine. (in German) accessed 21 September 2009
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