|Former municipality of Switzerland|
|• Total||8.83 km2 (3.41 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,146 m (3,760 ft)|
|Population (December 2010)|
|• Density||9.1/km2 (23/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Breil/Brigels, Trun|
Schlans is first mentioned in 765 as Selaunum.
Schlans had an area, as of 2006[update], of 8.8 km2 (3.4 sq mi). Of this area, 43.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 25.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.7% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (28.7%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
The municipality is located in the Disentis sub-district of the Surselva district on the heights above the Vorderrhein valley. It consists of the village of Schlans.
Schlans had a population (as of 2010) of 80. As of 2008[update], 2.3% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -10%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks the Sursilvan dialect of Romansh(81.5%), with German being second most common (14.1%) and Spanish being third ( 3.3%).
As of 2000[update], the gender distribution of the population was 46.7% male and 53.3% female. The age distribution, as of 2000[update], in Schlans is; 15 children or 16.3% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 11 teenagers or 12.0% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 7 people or 7.6% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 13 people or 14.1% are between 30 and 39, 10 people or 10.9% are between 40 and 49, and 8 people or 8.7% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 9 people or 9.8% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 12 people or 13.0% are between 70 and 79, there are 7 people or 7.6% who are between 80 and 89.
Schlans has an unemployment rate of 0.69%. As of 2005[update], there were 7 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 4 businesses involved in this sector. No one is employed in the secondary sector. 4 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 4 businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
- Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 21 December 2011
- Schlans in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 04-Nov-2009
- Graubunden Population Statistics (German) accessed 21 September 2009
- Graubunden in Numbers (German) accessed 21 September 2009
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