St. Peter, Switzerland
|Former municipality of Switzerland|
|• Total||6.88 km2 (2.66 sq mi)|
|Elevation||688 m (2,257 ft)|
|• Density||24/km2 (63/sq mi)|
St. Peter (Romansh: Son Peder) is a village in the district of Plessur in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. An independent municipality before, it merged on 1 January 2008 with neighboring Pagig to form the municipality of St. Peter-Pagig.
St. Peter has an area, as of 2006[update], of 6.9 km2 (2.7 sq mi). Of this area, 61% is used for agricultural purposes, while 30.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 4.2% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (4.7%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
The village is located in the Schanfigg sub-district of the Plessur district in the northern slope of the mid-Schanfigg at an elevation of 1,160 m (3,810 ft). It consists of the village of St. Peter which is made up of two sections. In 2008 St. Peter merged with Pagig to from St. Peter-Pagig.
St. Peter has a population (as of 2007[update]) of 168, of which 15.5% are foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 8.4%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (95.5%), with Albanian being second most common ( 2.6%) and French being third ( 0.6%).
As of 2000[update], the gender distribution of the population was 54.2% male and 45.8% female. The age distribution, as of 2004[update], in St. Peter is; 7 children or 4.5% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 16 teenagers or 10.4% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 13 people or 8.4% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 15 people or 9.7% are between 30 and 39, 25 people or 16.2% are between 40 and 49, and 26 people or 16.9% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 27 people or 17.5% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 19 people or 12.3% are between 70 and 79, there are 4 people or 2.6% who are between 80 and 89 there are 2 people or 1.3% who are between 90 and 99.
The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In St. Peter about 67% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).
St. Peter has an unemployment rate of 0.43%. As of 2005[update], there were 6 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 2 businesses involved in this sector. 14 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 3 businesses in this sector. 18 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 9 businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
- Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 23 September 2009
- St. Peter in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 28 October 2009
- Graubunden in Numbers (in German) accessed 21 September 2009
- Graubunden Population Statistics (in German) accessed 21 September 2009
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