Maloja District

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Maloja District
Bezirk Maloja
Distretto di Maloggia
District da Malögia
District
Location of Maloja District
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Graubünden
Capital Samedan
Area
 • Total 973.61 km2 (375.91 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Total 18,550
 • Density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipalities 16

Maloja District (Romansh: About this sound District da Malögia, Italian: Distretto di Maloggia) is a former administrative district in the canton of Graubünden (or Grigioni), Switzerland. It had an area of 973.28 km2 (375.79 sq mi) and had a population of 18,698 in 2015. It was replaced with the Maloja Region on 1 January 2017 as part of a reorganization of the Canton.[1]

It was trilingual, with official languages used by municipalities inside the district being, in order of dominance, German, Italian, and Romansh.

It consisted of two Kreis or circoli in Italian (sub-districts) and sixteen municipalities:

Bregaglia sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2016)[2]
Area (km²)
Bregaglia 1,537 251.45
Oberengadin sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2016)[2]
Area (km²)
Bever 616 45.65
Celerina/Schlarigna 1,499 24.03
La Punt-Chamues-ch 745 63.22
Madulain 216 16.35
Pontresina 2,197 118.24
St. Moritz 5,084 28.69
Samedan 2,980 113.97
S-chanf 694 137.90
Sils im Engadin/Segl 714 63.54
Silvaplana 1,054 44.71
Zuoz 1,214 65.62

Languages[edit]

All three of Graubünden's official languages: German, Romansh, and Italian, can be heard in the district. Except for the municipality of Bregaglia, the area was predominately Romansh-speaking. Today, Romansh is spoken the least out of the three official languages of Maloja.

Languages of Maloja District, GR[3]
Languages Census 1970 Census 1980 Census 1990 Census 2000
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
German 6,567 41.3% 7,269 44.7% 8,643 52.6% 10,474 55.7%
Romansh 3,340 21.0% 3,489 21.5% 2,722 16.6% 2,312 12.3%
Italian 4,950 31.1% 4,271 26.3% 3,705 22.6% 4,004 21.3%
TOTAL 15,910 100% 16,252 100% 16,420 100% 18,813 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz - Mutationsmeldungen 2016 accessed 16 February 2017
  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. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Wohnbevölkerung am wirtschaftlichen Wohnsitz nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Hauptsprache und Nationalität, 1970-2000 (in German) accessed 6 September 2016

Coordinates: 46°24′9″N 9°41′42″E / 46.40250°N 9.69500°E / 46.40250; 9.69500