|Former municipality of Switzerland|
|• Total||5.7 km2 (2.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,337 m (4,386 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2011)|
|• Density||39/km2 (100/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Cumbel, Luven, Surcuolm, Vella|
Morissen (Romansh: Murissen) is a former municipality in the district of Surselva in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. The municipalities of Cumbel, Degen, Lumbrein, Morissen, Suraua, Vignogn, Vella, and Vrin merged on 1 January 2013 into the new municipality of Lumnezia.
Morissen is first mentioned in 1210 as Mureizens.
Coat of arms
Morissen had an area, as of 2006[update], of 5.7 km2 (2.2 sq mi). Of this area, 86.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 6.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 3.7% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (3.3%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
The former municipality is located in the Lugnez sub-district of the Surselva district on the southern foot of the Piz Mundaun and above the Lugnezerstrasse.
Morissen has a population (as of 2011) of 223. As of 2008[update], 2.5% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -10.3%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks Romansh(91.5%), with German being second most common ( 6.6%) and English being third ( 0.9%).
As of 2000[update], the gender distribution of the population was 50.0% male and 50.0% female. The age distribution, as of 2000[update], in Morissen is; 20 children or 9.5% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 29 teenagers or 13.7% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 17 people or 8.1% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 33 people or 15.6% are between 30 and 39, 30 people or 14.2% are between 40 and 49, and 37 people or 17.5% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 17 people or 8.1% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 15 people or 7.1% are between 70 and 79, there are 13 people or 6.2% who are between 80 and 89.
Morissen has an unemployment rate of 0.32%. As of 2005[update], there were 44 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 18 businesses involved in this sector. 5 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 3 businesses in this sector. 8 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 4 businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
- Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 2 January 2013
- Morissen in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Flags of the World.com accessed 24-Nov-2009
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 24-Nov-2009
- Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 3 October 2012
- Graubunden Population Statistics (German) accessed 21 September 2009
- Graubunden in Numbers (German) accessed 21 September 2009
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