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Former municipality of Switzerland
Mastrils Ansicht.jpg
Coat of arms of Mastrils
Coat of arms
Mastrils is located in Switzerland
Mastrils is located in Canton of Graubünden
Coordinates: 46°58′N 9°32′E / 46.967°N 9.533°E / 46.967; 9.533Coordinates: 46°58′N 9°32′E / 46.967°N 9.533°E / 46.967; 9.533
Country Switzerland
Canton Graubünden
District Landquart
 • Total 7.98 km2 (3.08 sq mi)
Elevation 550 m (1,800 ft)
Population (December 2015)
 • Total 548
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Postal code 7303
SFOS number 3943
Surrounded by Bad Ragaz (SG), Igis, Maienfeld, Pfäfers (SG), Untervaz, Zizers
SFSO statistics

Mastrils is a former municipality in the district of Landquart in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. The municipalities of Igis and Mastrils merged on 1 January 2012 into the new municipality of Landquart.[1]


Mastrils is first mentioned in 1318 as Ponstrils. In 1345 it was mentioned as Bastrils.[2] In 1854 the municipality separated from Zizers to become an independent municipality.[1]


Rhein river near Mastrils
Tardisbrücke village and Tardis bridge (in German: Tardisbrücke)

Mastrils has an area, as of 2006, of 8 km2 (3.1 sq mi). Of this area, 23.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 68.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 2.5% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (4.9%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[3]

The municipality is located in the Fünf Dörfer sub-district of the Landquart district. It is a widely scattered settlement on in the foothills of the Calanda mountains. It consists of the settlements of Isla, Tardisbrücke and Trätsch.


Mastrils has a population (as of 31 December 2015) of 548.[4] As of 2008, 8.5% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.[5] Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 1.1%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (93.0%), with Italian being second most common ( 1.9%) and Romansh being third ( 1.5%).[3]

As of 2000, the gender distribution of the population was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.[6] The age distribution, as of 2000, in Mastrils is; 54 children or 10.2% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old. 31 teenagers or 5.9% are 10 to 14, and 48 teenagers or 9.1% are 15 to 19. Of the adult population, 53 people or 10.0% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 88 people or 16.6% are 30 to 39, 86 people or 16.3% are 40 to 49, and 82 people or 15.5% are 50 to 59. The senior population distribution is 38 people or 7.2% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 38 people or 7.2% are 70 to 79, there are 10 people or 1.9% who are 80 to 89, and there are 1 people or 0.2% who are 90 to 99.[5]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 35.8% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SP (29%), the CVP (14.8%) and the FDP (14.4%).[3]

The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Mastrils about 71.8% 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]

Mastrils has an unemployment rate of 1.08%. As of 2005, there were 36 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 16 businesses involved in this sector. 14 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 5 businesses in this sector. 44 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 12 businesses in this sector.[3]

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

year population
1850 460
1900 322
1950 433
1970 464
1990 585
2000 529


  1. ^ a b Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 21 December 2011 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Fusion" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ a b Mastrils in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  3. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 15-Oct-2009
  4. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016
  5. ^ a b Graubunden Population Statistics (German) accessed 21 September 2009
  6. ^ Graubunden in Numbers (German) accessed 21 September 2009

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