Rongellen

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Rongellen
Coat of arms of Rongellen
Coat of arms
Rongellen is located in Switzerland
Rongellen
Rongellen
Rongellen is located in Canton of Graubünden
Rongellen
Rongellen
Coordinates: 46°40′N 9°26′E / 46.667°N 9.433°E / 46.667; 9.433Coordinates: 46°40′N 9°26′E / 46.667°N 9.433°E / 46.667; 9.433
Country Switzerland
Canton Graubünden
District Viamala
Area[1]
 • Total 2.02 km2 (0.78 sq mi)
Elevation 1,003 m (3,291 ft)
Population (Dec 2015[2])
 • Total 59
 • Density 29/km2 (76/sq mi)
Postal code 7430
SFOS number 3711
Surrounded by Lohn, Sils im Domleschg, Thusis, Zillis-Reischen
Website www.rongellen.ch
SFSO statistics

Rongellen is a municipality in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland, located in the Viamala Region.

History[edit]

Rongellen is first mentioned in 1344 as Rungal.[3]

Geography[edit]

Rongellen has an area, as of 2006, of 2 km2 (0.77 sq mi). Of this area, 15.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 63.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 5.4% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (16.2%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

Before 2017, the municipality was located in the Schams sub-district, of the Hinterrhein district, after 2017 it was part of the Viamala Region.[5] It consists of scattered individual farm houses and small groups of houses in a clearing along the old Viamala road.

Demographics[edit]

Rongellen has a population (as of 31 December 2015) of 59.[2] As of 2008, 11.1% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -4.3%.[4]

As of 2000, the gender distribution of the population was 53.3% male and 46.7% female.[6] The age distribution, as of 2000, in Rongellen is; 2 people or 3.8% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old. 2 people or 3.8% are 10 to 14, and 11 people or 20.8% are 15 to 19. Of the adult population, 8 people or 15.1% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 7 people or 13.2% are 30 to 39, 5 people or 9.4% are 40 to 49, and 8 people or 15.1% are 50 to 59. The senior population distribution is 2 people or 3.8% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 7 people or 13.2% are 70 to 79, there is 1 person or 1.9% who is 80 to 89.[7]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 65.6% of the vote. The next two most popular parties were the FDP (11.1%) and the CVP (10%).[4]

In Rongellen about 69.6% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[4]

Rongellen has an unemployment rate of 4.8%. As of 2005, there were 3 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 1 business involved in this sector. No one is employed in the secondary sector and there are no businesses in this sector. 3 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 1 business in this sector.[4]

The historical population is given in the following table:[3]

year population
1780 75
1850 63
1900 49
1950 71
2000 53

Languages[edit]

Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (88.7%), with Romansh being second most common ( 9.4%) and Klaf being third (sdja%).[4]

Languages in Rongellen
Languages Census 1980 Census 1990 Census 2000
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
German 28 87.50% 45 93.75% 47 88.68%
Romanish 3 9.38% 1 2.08% 5 9.43%
Population 32 100% 48 100% 53 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016
  3. ^ a b Rongellen in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 7 October 2009
  5. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz - Mutationsmeldungen 2016 accessed 16 February 2017
  6. ^ Graubunden in Numbers (German) accessed 21 September 2009
  7. ^ Graubunden Population Statistics (German) accessed 21 September 2009