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Former municipality of Switzerland
Coat of arms of Vignogn
Coat of arms
Vignogn is located in Switzerland
Coordinates: 46°41′N 9°09′E / 46.683°N 9.150°E / 46.683; 9.150Coordinates: 46°41′N 9°09′E / 46.683°N 9.150°E / 46.683; 9.150
Country Switzerland
Canton Graubünden
District Surselva
 • Total 7.38 km2 (2.85 sq mi)
Elevation 1,239 m (4,065 ft)
Population (Dec 2011)
 • Total 170
 • Density 23/km2 (60/sq mi)
Postal code 7147
SFOS number 3604
Surrounded by Degen, Lumbrein, Obersaxen, Sankt Martin, Suraua
SFSO statistics

Vignogn is a former municipality in the district of Surselva in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. The municipalities of Cumbel, Degen, Lumbrein, Morissen, Suraua, Vignogn, Vella, and Vrin merged on 1 January 2013 into the new municipality of Lumnezia.[1]


Vignogn is first mentioned in 1325 as Vinanne. In 1469 it was mentioned as Viends.[2]


Vignogn had an area, as of 2006, of 7.9 km2 (3.1 sq mi). Of this area, 57.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 31.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 2.7% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (8.6%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[3]

The former municipality is located in the Lugnez sub-district of the Surselva district. It consists of the linear village of Vignogn at an elevation of 1,241 m (4,072 ft) at the foot of the Piz Sezner. Until 1983 Vignogn was known as Vigens.[1]


Vignogn had a population (as of 2011) of 170.[4] As of 2008, 0.6% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.[5] Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -14%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks Romansh (88.8%), with German being second most common (10.1%) and French being third ( 0.6%).[3]

As of 2000, the gender distribution of the population was 53.0% male and 47.0% female.[6] The age distribution, as of 2000, in Vignogn is; 11 children or 6.1% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 21 teenagers or 11.7% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 26 people or 14.5% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 13 people or 7.3% are between 30 and 39, 22 people or 12.3% are between 40 and 49, and 37 people or 20.7% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 27 people or 15.1% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 8 people or 4.5% are between 70 and 79, there are 11 people or 6.1% who are between 80 and 89,and there are 3 people or 1.7% who are between 90 and 99.[5]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the CVP which received 71.4% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SVP (13.4%), the FDP (8.7%) and the SP (6.5%).[3]

In Vignogn about 55.1% 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]

Vignogn has an unemployment rate of 1.06%. As of 2005, there were 36 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 15 businesses involved in this sector. 8 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
1850 199
1900 134
1950 204
2000 179

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ a b Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 2 January 2013 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Fusion" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ a b Vignogn in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  3. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 25-Nov-2009
  4. ^ Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB[permanent dead link] Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 3 October 2012
  5. ^ a b Graubunden Population Statistics Archived August 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. (German) accessed 21 September 2009
  6. ^ Graubunden in Numbers Archived September 24, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. (German) accessed 21 September 2009

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