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Former municipality of Switzerland
Rueun Dorf.jpg
Coat of arms of Rueun
Coat of arms
Rueun is located in Switzerland
Rueun is located in Canton of Graubünden
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
 • 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
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]


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.


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.


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


  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 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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