Moesa District

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Moesa
Distretto di Moesa
District
Location of Moesa
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Graubünden
Capital Roveredo
Area
 • Total 496.03 km2 (191.52 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 8,426
 • 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 an administrative district in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. It has an area of 496.11 km2 (191.55 sq mi) corresponding to the Val Mesolcina, the valley of the eponymous Moesa River.

It has a population of 8,426 (as of 31 December 2015).[1] The official language is Italian.

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

Calanca circle
Municipality Population
(31 December 2015)[1]
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)[1]
Area (km²)
Lostallo 767 50.91
Mesocco 1,349 164.76
Soazza 347 46.37
Roveredo circle
Municipality Population
(31 December 2015)[1]
Area (km²)
Cama 571 15.06
Grono 1,020 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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016
  2. ^ 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