Schlans

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Schlans
Former municipality of Switzerland
Schlans Lage.jpg
Coat of arms of Schlans
Coat of arms
Schlans is located in Switzerland
Schlans
Schlans
Schlans is located in Canton of Graubünden
Schlans
Schlans
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
Area
 • 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
Website www.schlans.ch
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]

History[edit]

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

Geography[edit]

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.

Demographics[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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