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Former municipality of Switzerland
Tomils Kirche.jpg
Coat of arms of Tumegl/Tomils
Coat of arms
Tumegl/Tomils is located in Switzerland
Location of Tumegl/Tomils
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Tumegl/Tomils is located in Canton of Graubünden
Tumegl/Tomils (Canton of Graubünden)
Coordinates: 46°45′N 9°26′E / 46.750°N 9.433°E / 46.750; 9.433Coordinates: 46°45′N 9°26′E / 46.750°N 9.433°E / 46.750; 9.433
Country Switzerland
Canton Graubünden
District Hinterrhein
 • Total 3.21 km2 (1.24 sq mi)
Elevation 801 m (2,628 ft)
 • Total 365
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Postal code 7418
SFOS number 3642
Surrounded by Cazis, Paspels, Rothenbrunnen, Scheid, Trans
Website www.tumegl-tomils.ch
SFSO statistics

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


Tumegl/Tomils is first mentioned in 1141 as in Tumillis.[2]


Village of Tomils

Tumegl/Tomils has an area, as of 2006, of 3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi). Of this area, 34% is used for agricultural purposes, while 55.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 5.3% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (5%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[3]

The village is located in the Domleschg sub-district, of the Hinterrhein district. It is located on a low terrace on the right bank of the Hinterrhine. In 2009 Tumegl/Tomils merged with Feldis/Veulden, Scheid and Trans to form the municipality of Tomils.[1] Until 1943 Tumegl/Tomils was known as Tomils.[1]


Tumegl/Tomils has a population (as of 2007) of 365, of which 5.2% are foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 7.7%.[3]

As of 2000, the gender distribution of the population was 51.5% male and 48.5% female.[4] The age distribution, as of 2000, in Tumegl/Tomils is; 48 people or 15.0% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old. 31 people or 9.7% are 10 to 14, and 26 people or 8.1% are 15 to 19. Of the adult population, 24 people or 7.5% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 55 people or 17.1% are 30 to 39, 52 people or 16.2% are 40 to 49, and 22 people or 6.9% are 50 to 59. The senior population distribution is 17 people or 5.3% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 28 people or 8.7% are 70 to 79, there are 12 people or 3.7% who are 80 to 89, there are 5 people or 1.6% who are 90 to 99, and 1 person or 0.3% who is 100 or more.[5]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SPS which received 36.8% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SVP (28%), the CVP (21.1%) and the FDP (13.4%).[3]

The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Tumegl/Tomils about 86.6% 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]

Tumegl/Tomils has an unemployment rate of 0.87%. As of 2005, there were 12 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 5 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 8 businesses in this sector.[3]

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

year population
1803 202
1850 226
1900 233
1950 266
2000 321


Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (91.3%), with Romansh being second most common ( 4.0%) and Albanian being third ( 2.2%).[3]

Languages in Tumegl/Tomils
Languages Census 1980 Census 1990 Census 2000
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
German 169 77.88% 228 87.69% 293 91.28%
Romanish 35 16.13% 17 6.54% 13 4.05%

Heritage sites of national significance[edit]

The S. Maria e Maurezzi Church, Burg Ortenstein (Ortenstein castle) and Sogn Murezi (an early medieval church) are listed as Swiss heritage sites of national significance.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 23 September 2009
  2. ^ a b Tumegl/Tomils in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived 4 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine. accessed 06-Oct-2009
  4. ^ Graubunden in Numbers Archived 24 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine. (in German) accessed 21 September 2009
  5. ^ Graubunden Population Statistics Archived 27 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine. (in German) accessed 21 September 2009
  6. ^ Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance Archived 1 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine. 21.11.2008 version, (in German) accessed 06-Oct-2009

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