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Former municipality of Switzerland
Coat of arms of Vignogn
Coat of arms
Vignogn is located in Switzerland
Location of Vignogn
Karte Gemeinde Vignogn 2012.png
Vignogn is located in Canton of Graubünden
Vignogn (Canton of Graubünden)
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 (in German) accessed 2 January 2013
  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 Archived January 5, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. accessed 25-Nov-2009
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ a b Graubunden Population Statistics Archived August 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. (in German) accessed 21 September 2009
  6. ^ Graubunden in Numbers Archived September 24, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. (in German) accessed 21 September 2009

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