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Former municipality of Switzerland
Schlans Lage.jpg
Coat of arms of Schlans
Coat of arms
Schlans is located in Switzerland
Schlans is located in Canton of Graubünden
Coordinates: 46°45′N 9°01′E / 46.750°N 9.017°E / 46.750; 9.017Coordinates: 46°45′N 9°01′E / 46.750°N 9.017°E / 46.750; 9.017
Country Switzerland
Canton Graubünden
District Surselva
 • Total 8.83 km2 (3.41 sq mi)
Elevation 1,146 m (3,760 ft)
Population (December 2010)
 • Total 80
 • Density 9.1/km2 (23/sq mi)
Postal code 7168
SFOS number 3984
Surrounded by Breil/Brigels, Trun
SFSO statistics

Schlans is a former municipality in the district of Surselva in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. The municipality of Schlans merged on 1 January 2012 into the municipality of Trun.[1]


Schlans is first mentioned in 765 as Selaunum.[2]


Schlans had an area, as of 2006, 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).[3]

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, 2.3% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.[4] Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -10%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks the Sursilvan dialect of Romansh(81.5%), with German being second most common (14.1%) and Spanish being third ( 3.3%).[3]

As of 2000, the gender distribution of the population was 46.7% male and 53.3% female.[5] The age distribution, as of 2000, 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.[4]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the CVP which received 40.6% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SVP (27.1%), the SP (25.2%) and the FDP (5.2%).[3]

In Schlans about 56.7% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[3]

Schlans has an unemployment rate of 0.69%. As of 2005, 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.[3]

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

year population
1656 180
1836 112
1850 169
1900 174
1950 192
2000 92


  1. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 21 December 2011
  2. ^ a b Schlans in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  3. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 04-Nov-2009
  4. ^ a b Graubunden Population Statistics (German) accessed 21 September 2009
  5. ^ Graubunden in Numbers (German) accessed 21 September 2009

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