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Fields outside Maladers village
Fields outside Maladers village
Coat of arms of Maladers
Coat of arms
Maladers is located in Switzerland
Maladers is located in Canton of Graubünden
Coordinates: 46°50′N 9°33′E / 46.833°N 9.550°E / 46.833; 9.550Coordinates: 46°50′N 9°33′E / 46.833°N 9.550°E / 46.833; 9.550
Country Switzerland
Canton Graubünden
District Plessur
 • Total 7.59 km2 (2.93 sq mi)
Elevation 1,000 m (3,000 ft)
Population (Dec 2015[2])
 • Total 506
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Postal code 7026
SFOS number 3926
Surrounded by Calfreisen, Churwalden, Chur, Praden, Trimmis
SFSO statistics

Maladers is a municipality in the Plessur Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.


Maladers is first mentioned in 1156 as de Maladru.[3]


Maladers village from the air

Maladers has an area, as of 2006, of 7.6 km2 (2.9 sq mi). Of this area, 27.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 65.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 3.7% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (3.7%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

Before 2017, the municipality was located in the Schanfigg sub-district of the Plessur district at the entrance to the Schanfiggs valley. It consists of the haufendorf village (an irregular, unplanned and quite closely packed village, built around a central square) of Maladers and the hamlets of Sax and Brandacker.


Reformed church of Maladers

Maladers has a population (as of 31 December 2015) of 506.[2] As of 2008, 5.6% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.[5] Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -6.4%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (95.5%), with Romansh being second most common ( 2.2%) and Italian being third ( 1.0%).[4]

As of 2000, the gender distribution of the population was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.[6] The age distribution, as of 2000, in Maladers is; 41 children or 8.1% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 67 teenagers or 13.2% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 70 people or 13.8% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 78 people or 15.4% are between 30 and 39, 82 people or 16.2% are between 40 and 49, and 72 people or 14.2% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 39 people or 7.7% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 31 people or 6.1% are between 70 and 79, there are 25 people or 4.9% who are between 80 and 89 there is 1 person who is between 90 and 99.[5]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 51.8% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SP (28.1%), the FDP (8.5%) and the CVP (6.2%).[4]

The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Maladers about 72.9% 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]

Maladers has an unemployment rate of 1.04%. As of 2005, there were 26 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 10 businesses involved in this sector. 29 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 10 businesses in this sector. 24 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 9 businesses in this sector.[4]

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

year population
1803 120
1850 253
1900 341
1950 448
2000 506


  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 (German) accessed 30 August 2016
  3. ^ a b Maladers in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 28-Oct-2009
  5. ^ a b Graubunden Population Statistics (German) accessed 21 September 2009
  6. ^ Graubunden in Numbers (German) accessed 21 September 2009

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