Albula District

Albula District was one of the eleven administrative districts in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. It had an area of 723.13 km² and had a population of 8,210 in 2015. It was replaced with the Albula Region on 1 January 2017 as part of a reorganization of the Canton.[1]

Albula District
Bezirk Albula
District Alvra
Distretto di Albula
District
Location of Albula District
Country  Switzerland
Canton Graubünden
CapitalTiefencastel
Area
 • Total693.47 km2 (267.75 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total8,210
 • Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipalities8

Albula District consisted of four Kreise (sub-districts) Alvaschein, Belfort, Bergün and Surses, which are formed from a total of 8 municipalities following mergers in 2015 and 2016.

Alvaschein sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2020)[2]
Area (km²)
Albula/Alvra 1,295 93.93
Mutten 61 9.9
Vaz/Obervaz 2,802 42.51
Belfort sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2020)[2]
Area (km²)
Lantsch/Lenz 560 21.82
Schmitten 222 11.32
Bergün sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2020)[2]
Area (km²)
Bergün/Bravuogn 480 145.76
Filisur 434 44.58
Surses sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2020)[2]
Area (km²)
Surses 2,377 323.77

Mergers and name changesEdit

LanguagesEdit

The official languages of the district of Albula are German and Romansh. In the municipality of Bivio, Italian has given way to German as the official language there.

Languages of Albula District, GR
Languages Census 2000
Number Percent
German 5,646 66.3%
Romansh 2,163 25.4%
Italian 263 3.1%
TOTAL 8,514 100%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz - Mutationsmeldungen 2016 accessed 16 February 2017
  2. ^ a b c d "Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit". bfs.admin.ch (in German). Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB. 31 December 2020. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  3. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 2 January 2013
  4. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 27 April 2016.

Coordinates: 46°39′43″N 9°34′32″E / 46.6619°N 9.5756°E / 46.6619; 9.5756