Moesa District

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Moesa
Distretto di Moesa
District
Location of Moesa
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Graubünden
Capital Roveredo
Area
 • Total 473.74 km2 (182.91 sq mi)
Population (December 2015)
 • Total 8,125
 • Density 17/km2 (44/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 14
Moesa scenery

Moesa District, often referred to as Moesano, is a former administrative district in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. It had an area of 47,374 km2 (18,291 sq mi) corresponding to the Val Mesolcina, the valley of the eponymous Moesa River. It was replaced with the Moesa Region on 1 January 2017 as part of a reorganization of the Canton.[1]

It had a population of 8,125 in 2015. The official language is Italian.

It consisted of three Kreise (circles) and fourteen municipalities:

Calanca circle
Municipality Population
(31 December 2015)[2]
Area (km²)
Buseno 92 11.26
Calanca 187 37.73
Castaneda 266 3.94
Rossa 147 58.93
Santa Maria in Calanca 102 9.32
Mesocco circle
Municipality Population
(31 December 2015)[2]
Area (km²)
Lostallo 767 50.91
Mesocco 1,349 164.76
Soazza 347 46.37
Roveredo circle
Municipality Population
(31 December 2015)[2]
Area (km²)
Cama 571 15.06
Grono 1,321 14.83
Leggia 138 9.15
Roveredo 2,511 38.78
San Vittore 766 22.03
Verdabbio 163 13.11

Languages[edit]

The official language of Moesa is Italian, traditionally the Western Lombard dialect spoken by the native population.

Languages of Moesa District, GR
Languages Census 2000
Number Percent
German 528 7.1%
Romansh 10 0.1%
Italian 6,578 88.0%
TOTAL 7,471 100%

Mergers and name changes[edit]

On 1 January 2015 the former municipalities of Arvigo, Braggio, Selma and Cauco merged to form the new municipality of Calanca.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz - Mutationsmeldungen 2016 accessed 16 February 2017
  2. ^ a b c Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016
  3. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 2 January 2013

Coordinates: 46°14′N 9°07′E / 46.233°N 9.117°E / 46.233; 9.117