Plessur District

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Plessur District

Bezirk Plessur
District
Location of Plessur District
Country  Switzerland
Canton Graubünden
CapitalChur
Area
 • Total266.75 km2 (102.99 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2015)
 • Total40,707
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipalities5

Plessur District (German: Bezirk Plessur, Romansh: About this soundDistrict da la Plessur ) is a former administrative district in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. It had an area of 266.73 km2 (102.99 sq mi) and has a population of 40,707 in 2015. The former district is named after the river Plessur which crosses it. However, the region along the Plessur –and therefore the whole valley–is called Schanfigg. It was replaced with the Plessur Region on 1 January 2017 as part of a reorganization of the Canton.[1]

Plessur District consisted of three Kreise (sub-districts) Chur, Churwalden and Schanfigg, which are formed from a total of twelve municipalities:

Chur sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2018)[2]
Area (km²)
Chur 35,378 28.01
Churwalden sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2018)[2]
Area (km²)
Churwalden 1,949 48.58a
Tschiertschen-Praden 305 27.74
^a Includes the area of Malix and Parpan which merged into Churwalden on 1 January 2010.
Schanfigg sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2018)[2]
Area (km²)
Arosa 3,131 42.54 b
Maladers 519 7.61
^b Includes the area of Calfreisen, Castiel, Langwies, Lüen, Molinis, Peist and St. Peter-Pagig which merged into Arosa in 2013.

Mergers[edit]

Languages[edit]

Languages of Plessur District, GR
Languages Census 2000
Number Percent
German 32,655 81.9%
Romansh 1,873 4.7%
Italian 1,831 4.6%
TOTAL 39,892 100%

See also[edit]

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 (in German) accessed 23 September 2019
  3. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz, Mutationsmeldungen 2009 / Répertoire officiel des communes de Suisse, Mutations 2009 / Elenco ufficiale dei Comuni della Svizzera, Mutazione 2009 (PDF) (Report). Federal Statistical Office. 2009. 3166. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 November 2010. Retrieved 6 March 2010.
  4. ^ Nomenklaturen – Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz Archived 2015-11-13 at the Wayback Machine (in German) accessed 9 February 2013

Coordinates: 46°49′05″N 9°36′23″E / 46.8181°N 9.60651°E / 46.8181; 9.60651