Rueun

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Rueun
Former municipality of Switzerland
Rueun Dorf.jpg
Coat of arms of Rueun
Coat of arms
Rueun is located in Switzerland
Rueun
Rueun
Rueun is located in Canton of Graubünden
Rueun
Rueun
Coordinates: 46°46.7′N 9°9′E / 46.7783°N 9.150°E / 46.7783; 9.150Coordinates: 46°46.7′N 9°9′E / 46.7783°N 9.150°E / 46.7783; 9.150
Country Switzerland
Canton Graubünden
District Surselva
Area
 • Total 11.58 km2 (4.47 sq mi)
Elevation 788 m (2,585 ft)
Population (Dec 2011)
 • Total 414
 • Density 36/km2 (93/sq mi)
Postal code 7156
SFOS number 3614
Surrounded by Andiast, Flond, Ilanz, Obersaxen, Pigniu, Schnaus, Siat, Waltensburg/Vuorz
Website www.rueun.ch
SFSO statistics

Rueun is a former municipality in the district of Surselva in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. On 1 January 2014 the former municipalities of Rueun, Castrisch, Ilanz, Ladir, Luven, Pitasch, Riein, Ruschein, Schnaus, Sevgein, Duvin, Pigniu and Siat merged into the new municipality of Ilanz/Glion.[1]

History[edit]

Rueun is first mentioned in 765 as Ruane.[2] Until 1943 Rueun was known as Ruis.[3]

Coat of arms[edit]

The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Gules St. Andrew issuant holding a wooden saltire cross.[4] The motif of St. Andrew comes from the local Church of St. Andrew, which was under the authority of Disentis Abbey.

Geography[edit]

Before the merger, Rueun had a total area of 11.6 km2 (4.5 sq mi).[5] Of this area, 46% is used for agricultural purposes, while 43.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 4.4% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (5.9%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[5]

The former municipality is located in the Ruis sub-district of the Surselva district. It is located in the Vorderrhein valley.

Demographics[edit]

Rueun had a population (as of 2011) of 414.[5] As of 2008, 8.0% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.[6] Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -1.1%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks Romansh (72.0%), with German being second most common (14.3%) and Serbo-Croatian being third ( 4.1%).[5]

As of 2000, the gender distribution of the population was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.[7] The age distribution, as of 2000, in Rueun is; 67 children or 14.6% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 52 teenagers or 11.3% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 44 people or 9.6% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 88 people or 19.1% are between 30 and 39, 69 people or 15.0% are between 40 and 49, and 34 people or 7.4% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 43 people or 9.3% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 36 people or 7.8% are between 70 and 79, there are 23 people or 5.0% who are between 80 and 89,and there are 4 people or 0.9% who are between 90 and 99.[6]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the CVP which received 48.4% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SVP (27.7%), the SP (12.4%) and the FDP (11.5%).[5]

In Rueun about 62.1% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[5]

Rueun has an unemployment rate of 1.29%. As of 2005, there were 26 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 12 businesses involved in this sector. 46 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 8 businesses in this sector. 43 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 14 businesses in this sector.[5]

The historical population is given in the following table:[2]

year population
1850 365
1900 371
1910 495
1950 501
2000 460
2010 420

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nomenklaturen – Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz (German) accessed 13 December 2014
  2. ^ a b Rueun in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  3. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 23 September 2009
  4. ^ Flags of the World.com accessed 02-Dec-2009
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 23 January 2014 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "SFSO" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  6. ^ a b Graubunden Population Statistics (German) accessed 21 September 2009
  7. ^ Graubunden in Numbers (German) accessed 21 September 2009

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