|Former municipality of Switzerland|
|• Total||7.38 km2 (2.85 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,239 m (4,065 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2011)|
|• Density||23/km2 (60/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Degen, Lumbrein, Obersaxen, Sankt Martin, Suraua|
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.
Vignogn is first mentioned in 1325 as Vinanne. In 1469 it was mentioned as Viends.
Vignogn had an area, as of 2006[update], 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).
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.
Vignogn had a population (as of 2011) of 170. As of 2008[update], 0.6% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -14%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks Romansh (88.8%), with German being second most common (10.1%) and French being third ( 0.6%).
As of 2000[update], the gender distribution of the population was 53.0% male and 47.0% female. The age distribution, as of 2000[update], 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.
Vignogn has an unemployment rate of 1.06%. As of 2005[update], 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.
The historical population is given in the following table:
- Carmen Casanova, Women's Alpine Skier (born 1980 in Vignogn)
- Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 2 January 2013
- Vignogn in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived January 5, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. accessed 25-Nov-2009
- Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB[permanent dead link] Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (in German) accessed 3 October 2012
- Graubunden Population Statistics Archived August 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. (in German) accessed 21 September 2009
- Graubunden in Numbers Archived September 24, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. (in German) accessed 21 September 2009
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