Mörel-Filet is a municipality in the district of Östlich Raron in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. It was formed on 1. January 2009 when Mörel and Filet were merged.[3]

Coat of arms of Mörel-Filet
Coat of arms
Location of Mörel-Filet
Mörel-Filet is located in Switzerland
Mörel-Filet is located in Canton of Valais
Coordinates: 46°20′N 8°3′E / 46.333°N 8.050°E / 46.333; 8.050Coordinates: 46°20′N 8°3′E / 46.333°N 8.050°E / 46.333; 8.050
DistrictÖstlich Raron
 • MayorImesch Irmina
(as of 0)
 • Total8.4 km2 (3.2 sq mi)
746 m (2,448 ft)
 • Total680
 • Density81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
SFOS number6203
LocalitiesMörel, Filet
SFSO statistics


Mörel is first mentioned in 1203 as Morgi.[4] Throughout the Middle Ages Filet was known as Gifrisch. It was first mentioned in 1374 as Gifris.[5]


Mörel-Filet has an area, as of 2011, of 8.4 square kilometers (3.2 sq mi). Of this area, 18.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 51.5% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 6.3% is settled (buildings or roads) and 23.5% is unproductive land.[6]


Mörel-Filet has a population (as of December 2019) of 695.[7] As of 2008, 10.5% of the population are resident foreign nationals.[8] Over the last 10 years (2000–2010 ) the population has changed at a rate of -6.1%. It has changed at a rate of -3.5% due to migration and at a rate of -3.3% due to births and deaths.[6]

Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (95.0%) as their first language, Serbo-Croatian is the second most common (1.5%) and French is the third (0.7%).[6]

As of 2008, the population was 49.8% male and 50.2% female. The population was made up of 297 Swiss men (43.9% of the population) and 40 (5.9%) non-Swiss men. There were 309 Swiss women (45.6%) and 31 (4.6%) non-Swiss women.[9]

As of 2000, children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 23.2% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 58.3% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 18.5%.[6]

The vacancy rate for the municipality, in 2010, was 2.6%.[6]

Historic PopulationEdit

The historical population is given in the following chart:[4][5][10]


As of  2010, Mörel-Filet had an unemployment rate of 2.9%. As of 2008, there were 21 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 10 businesses involved in this sector. 62 people were employed in the secondary sector and there were 13 businesses in this sector. 271 people were employed in the tertiary sector, with 33 businesses in this sector.[6]

Of the working population, 18.7% used public transportation to get to work, and 44.8% used a private car.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Ständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Staatsangehörigkeitskategorie Geschlecht und Gemeinde; Provisorische Jahresergebnisse; 2018". Federal Statistical Office. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  3. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 19 July 2011
  4. ^ a b Morel in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  5. ^ a b Filet in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 4 October 2011
  7. ^ "Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit". bfs.admin.ch (in German). Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB. 31 December 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  8. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - Superweb database - Gemeinde Statistics 1981-2008 (in German) accessed 19 June 2010
  9. ^ Ständige Wohnbevolkerung nach Geschlecht und Heimat am 31.12.2009.xls (in German and French) accessed 24 August 2011
  10. ^ Federal Statistical Office STAT-TAB Bevölkerungsentwicklung nach Region, 1850-2000 Archived 17 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine (in German) accessed 29 January 2011

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