Trans, Switzerland

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Former municipality of Switzerland
Coat of arms of Trans
Coat of arms
Trans is located in Switzerland
Location of Trans
Karte Gemeinde Trans 2008.png
Trans is located in Canton of Graubünden
Trans (Canton of Graubünden)
Coordinates: 46°45′N 9°27′E / 46.750°N 9.450°E / 46.750; 9.450Coordinates: 46°45′N 9°27′E / 46.750°N 9.450°E / 46.750; 9.450
Country Switzerland
Canton Graubünden
District Hinterrhein
 • Mayor Ursina Tester
 • Total 7.44 km2 (2.87 sq mi)
Elevation 1,473 m (4,833 ft)
 • Total 56
 • Density 7.5/km2 (19/sq mi)
Postal code 7417
SFOS number 3641
Surrounded by Almens, Churwalden, Paspels, Scheid, Tumegl/Tomils
SFSO statistics

Trans is a village in the municipality of Tomils in the district of Hinterrhein in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. In 2009 Trans merged with Feldis/Veulden, Scheid and Tumegl/Tomils to form the municipality of Tomils.[1]


Trans is first mentioned in the middle of the 12th Century as Hof ad Tranne.[2]


Trans has an area, as of 2006, of 7.4 km2 (2.9 sq mi). Of this area, 30.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 46.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.3% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (22%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[3]

The municipality is located in the Domleschg sub-district, of the Hinterrhein district. It consisted of the haufendorf (an irregular, unplanned and quite closely packed village, built around a central square) village of Trans, located on a terrace 1,473 m (4,833 ft) above the eastern side of the Hinterrhine valley.


Trans has a population (as of 2007) of 56, all Swiss. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -17.6%.[3]

As of 2000, the gender distribution of the population was 55.4% male and 44.6% female.[4] The age distribution, as of 2000, in Trans is; 8 people or 11.6% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old. 6 people or 8.7% are 10 to 14, and 4 people or 5.8% are 15 to 19. Of the adult population, 5 people or 7.2% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 7 people or 10.1% are 30 to 39, 11 people or 15.9% are 40 to 49, and 12 people or 17.4% are 50 to 59. The senior population distribution is 5 people or 7.2% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 4 people or 5.8% are 70 to 79, there are 7 people or 10.1% who are 80 to 89.[5]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 66.9% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (17.9%), the FDP (9%) and the CVP (4.8%).[3]

The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Trans about 52.8% 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]

Trans has an unemployment rate of 0%. As of 2005, there were 15 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 7 businesses involved in this sector. 4 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 2 businesses in this sector. 4 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 2 businesses in this sector.[3]

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

year population
1803 84
1850 104
1900 56
1950 61
2000 69


  1. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 23 September 2009
  2. ^ a b Trans in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  3. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived 2011-09-04 at the Wayback Machine. accessed 05-Oct-2009
  4. ^ Graubunden in Numbers Archived 2009-09-24 at the Wayback Machine. (in German) accessed 21 September 2009
  5. ^ Graubunden Population Statistics Archived 2009-08-27 at the Wayback Machine. (in German) accessed 21 September 2009

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