|Former municipality of Switzerland|
|• Total||1.68 km2 (0.65 sq mi)|
|Elevation||684 m (2,244 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2013)|
|• Density||160/km2 (410/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Almens, Cazis, Paspels, Pratval|
Rodels (Romansh: Roten) is a former municipality in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland, located in the district of Hinterrhein. On 1 January 2015 the former municipalities of Almens, Paspels, Pratval, Rodels and Tomils merged to form the new municipality of Domleschg.
Rodels is first mentioned in the mid-12th Century as ad Rautine.
Before the merger, Rodels had a total area of 1.7 km2 (0.66 sq mi). Of this area, 50% is used for agricultural purposes, while 35.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 10.7% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (4.2%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
The former municipality is located in the Domleschg sub-district, of the Hinterrhein district. It consists of a linear village and a haufendorf (an irregular, unplanned and quite closely packed village, built around a central square) as well as the hamlet of Nueins. The municipality is located on a low terrace on the right side of the Hinterrhein.
As of 2000[update], the gender distribution of the population was 50.8% male and 49.2% female. The age distribution, as of 2000[update], in Rodels is; 35 people or 12.5% of the population are between 0 to 9 years old. 27 people or 9.6% are 10 to 14, and 17 people or 6.0% are 15 to 19. Of the adult population, 34 people or 12.1% of the population are between 20 to 29 years old. 52 people or 18.5% are 30 to 39, 46 people or 16.4% are 40 to 49, and 28 people or 10.0% are 50 to 59. The senior population distribution is 18 people or 6.4% of the population are between 60 to 69 years old, 16 people or 5.7% are 70 to 79, there are 7 people or 2.5% who are 80 to 89, and there are 1 people or 0.4% who are 90 to 99.
Rodels has an unemployment rate of 0.52%. As of 2005[update], there were 23 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 7 businesses involved in this sector. 5 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 2 businesses in this sector. 23 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 12 businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
|Languages in Rodels|
|Languages||Census 1980||Census 1990||Census 2000|
- Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 2 January 2013
- Rodels in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 16 January 2015
- Graubunden in Numbers (German) accessed 21 September 2009
- Graubunden Population Statistics (German) accessed 21 September 2009
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