|Former municipality of Switzerland|
Mon village from the air
|• Total||8.51 km2 (3.29 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,231 m (4,039 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2013)|
|• Density||11/km2 (27/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Riom-Parsonz, Salouf, Stierva, Tiefencastel|
Mon is a former municipality in the district of Albula in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. On 1 January 2015 the former municipalities of Alvaschein, Mon, Stierva, Tiefencastel, Alvaneu, Brienz/Brinzauls and Surava merged to form the new municipality of Albula/Alvra.
Before the merger, Mon had a total area of 8.5 km2 (3.3 sq mi). Of this area, 36.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 58.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.9% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (2.7%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
Mon had a population (as of 2013) of 90. As of 2008[update], 5.6% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 7.1%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks Rhaeto-Romance (52.3%), with German being second most common (45.3%) and Italian being third ( 1.2%).
As of 2000[update], the gender distribution of the population was 46.7% male and 53.3% female. The age distribution, as of 2000[update], in Mon is; 13 people or 15.1% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old. 8 people or 9.3% are 10 to 14, and 1 people or 1.2% are 15 to 19. Of the adult population, 5 people or 5.8% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 11 people or 12.8% are 30 to 39, 17 people or 19.8% are 40 to 49, and 9 people or 10.5% are 50 to 59. The senior population distribution is 11 people or 12.8% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 9 people or 10.5% are 70 to 79, there are 2 people or 2.3% who are 80 to 89.
Mon has an unemployment rate of 0.66%. As of 2005[update], there were 19 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 9 businesses involved in this sector. 2 people are employed in the secondary sector and there is 1 business in this sector. 11 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 4 businesses in this sector.
Heritage sites of national significance
The baroque Church of St. Franziskus/S. Francestg is listed as a Swiss heritage sites of national significance. The Capuchin built church dates from 1643-48. The frescoes were finished by Johann Rudolf Sturn, but in 1915 were partially painted over. However, following the renovation in 1975, the original frescoes are once again visible.
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