Prättigau/Davos District

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Prättigau/Davos District
Bezirk Prättigau/Davos
District
Location of Prättigau/Davos District
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Graubünden
Capital Davos
Area
 • Total 853.40 km2 (329.50 sq mi)
Population (December 2015)
 • Total 26,257
 • Density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 13

Prättigau/Davos District (German: Bezirk Prättigau/Davos, Romansh: About this sound District da Partenz-Tavau ) is a former administrative district in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. It had an area of 823.95 km2 (318.13 sq mi) and has a population of 26,257 in 2015. It was replaced with the Prättigau/Davos Region on 1 January 2017 as part of a reorganization of the Canton.[1]

It consists of seven Kreise (sub-districts) and fifteen municipalities:

Davos sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2016)[2]
Area (km²)
Davos 11,060 254.48
Jenaz sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2016)[2]
Area (km²)
Fideris 622 25.32
Furna 215 33.25
Jenaz 1,168 25.95
Klosters sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2016)[2]
Area (km²)
Klosters-Serneus 4,476 193.16
Küblis sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2016)[2]
Area (km²)
Conters im Prättigau 221 18.40
Küblis 860 8.13
Luzein sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2016)[2]
Area (km²)
Luzein 1,550 31.63
St. Antönien 331 52.2
Schiers sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2016)[2]
Area (km²)
Grüsch 2,049 43.30
Schiers 2,627 61.75
Seewis sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2016)[2]
Area (km²)
Seewis im Prättigau 1,397 49.64

The sub-districts Davos, Jenaz, Klosters, Küblis and Luzein belonged until 1986 to the defunct district Oberlandquart; the sub-districts Schiers and Seewis to the defunct district Unterlandquart.

Mergers[edit]

On 1 January 2016 the former municipality of Saas im Prättigau merged into Klosters-Serneus.[3]

Languages[edit]

Languages of Prättigau/Davos District, GR
Languages Census 2000
Number Percent
German 23,492 89.9%
Romansh 285 1.1%
Italian 452 1.7%
TOTAL 26,130 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz - Mutationsmeldungen 2016 accessed 16 February 2017
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 30 August 2017
  3. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz (in German) accessed 18 January 2018

Coordinates: 46°48′N 9°49′E / 46.800°N 9.817°E / 46.800; 9.817