Plessur District

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Plessur District
Bezirk Plessur
District
Location of Plessur District
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Graubünden
Capital Chur
Area
 • Total 266.75 km2 (102.99 sq mi)
Population (December 2015)
 • Total 40,707
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 5

Plessur District (German: 'Bezirk Plessur', Romansh: About this sound District 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 2015)[2]
Area (km²)
Chur 34,652 28.01
Churwalden sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2015)[2]
Area (km²)
Churwalden 2,030 48.58a
Tschiertschen-Praden 314 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 2015)[2]
Area (km²)
Arosa 3,205 42.54 b
Maladers 506 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%

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, 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. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  4. ^ Nomenklaturen – Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz (German) accessed 9 February 2013

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