Verdabbio

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Verdabbio
Former municipality of Switzerland
Cama Verdabbio.JPG
Coat of arms of Verdabbio
Coat of arms
Verdabbio is located in Switzerland
Verdabbio
Verdabbio
Verdabbio is located in Canton of Graubünden
Verdabbio
Verdabbio
Coordinates: 46°16′N 9°09′E / 46.267°N 9.150°E / 46.267; 9.150Coordinates: 46°16′N 9°09′E / 46.267°N 9.150°E / 46.267; 9.150
Country Switzerland
Canton Graubünden
District Moesa
Government
 • Mayor Antonio Spadini
Area
 • Total 13.11 km2 (5.06 sq mi)
Elevation 604 m (1,982 ft)
Population (Dec 2015)
 • Total 163
 • Density 12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Postal code 6538
SFOS number 3836
Surrounded by Cama, Castaneda, Cauco, Gordona (IT-SO), Grono, Leggia, Lostallo, Santa Maria in Calanca
Website verdabbio.moesano.ch
SFSO statistics

Verdabbio is a former municipality in the district of Moesa in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. On 1 January 2017 the former municipalities of Leggia and Verdabbio merged into the municipality of Grono.[1]

History[edit]

Verdabbio is first mentioned in 1203 as Vertabio.[2]

Geography[edit]

Verdabbio had an area, as of 2006, of 13.1 km2 (5.1 sq mi). Of this area, 4.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 62.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.1% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (31.9%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[3]

The former municipality is located in the Roveredo sub-district of the Moesa district.

Demographics[edit]

Verdabbio had a population (as of 2015) of 163. As of 2008, 11.8% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.[4] Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -1.9%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks Italian (85.4%), with German being second most common (14.0%).[3]

As of 2000, the gender distribution of the population was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.[5] The age distribution, as of 2000, in Verdabbio is; 18 children or 11.0% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old. 8 teenagers or 4.9% are 10 to 14, and 10 teenagers or 6.1% are 15 to 19. Of the adult population, 13 people or 7.9% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 35 people or 21.3% are 30 to 39, 17 people or 10.4% are 40 to 49, and 33 people or 20.1% are 50 to 59. The senior population distribution is 11 people or 6.7% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 11 people or 6.7% are 70 to 79, there are 7 people or 4.3% who are 80 to 89, and there is 1 person who is 90 to 99.[4]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SP which received 47% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the CVP (24.4%), the SVP (18.5%) and the FDP (10.1%).[3]

In Verdabbio about 59.8% 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]

Verdabbio has an unemployment rate of 2.68%. As of 2005, there were 8 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 3 businesses involved in this sector. 2 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 2 businesses in this sector. 11 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 7 businesses in this sector.[3]

The historical population is given in the following table:[2][5]

year population
1850 198
1900 185
1950 177
1960 154
1970 159
1980 156
1990 143
2000 164

References[edit]

  1. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 27 April 2016
  2. ^ a b Verdabbio in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  3. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 23-Oct-2009
  4. ^ a b Graubunden Population Statistics Archived August 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. (German) accessed 21 September 2009
  5. ^ a b Graubunden in Numbers Archived September 24, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. (German) accessed 21 September 2009

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