Moesa District

Moesa District, often referred to as Moesano, is a former administrative district in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. It had an area of 473.74 km2 (182.91 sq mi) corresponding to the Val Mesolcina, the valley of the eponymous Moesa River. It was replaced with the Moesa Region on 1 January 2017 as part of a reorganization of the Canton.[1]

Moesa

Distretto di Moesa
District
Location of Moesa
Country  Switzerland
Canton Graubünden
CapitalRoveredo
Area
 • Total473.74 km2 (182.91 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2015)
 • Total8,125
 • Density17/km2 (44/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipalities14
Moesa scenery

It had a population of 8,125 in 2015. The official language is Italian.

It consisted of three Kreise (circles) and fourteen municipalities:

Calanca circle
Municipality Population (31 December 2019)[2] Area (km²)
Buseno 89 11.26
Calanca 200 37.72
Castaneda 274 3.94
Rossa 151 58.93
Santa Maria in Calanca 109 9.32
Mesocco circle
Municipality Population
(31 December 2019)[2]
Area (km²)
Lostallo 805 50.91
Mesocco 1,344 164.76
Soazza 319 46.37
Roveredo circle
Municipality Population
(31 December 2019)[2]
Area (km²)
Cama 552 15.06
Grono 1,406 14.83
Leggia 138 9.15
Roveredo 2,581 38.78
San Vittore 841 22.03
Verdabbio 163 13.11

LanguagesEdit

The official language of Moesa is Italian, traditionally the Western Lombard dialect spoken by the native population.

Languages of Moesa District, GR
Languages Census 2000
Number Percent
German 528 7.1%
Romansh 10 0.1%
Italian 6,578 88.0%
TOTAL 7,471 100%

Mergers and name changesEdit

On 1 January 2015 the former municipalities of Arvigo, Braggio, Selma and Cauco merged to form the new municipality of Calanca.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz - Mutationsmeldungen 2016 accessed 16 February 2017
  2. ^ a b c "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.
  3. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 2 January 2013

Coordinates: 46°14′N 9°07′E / 46.233°N 9.117°E / 46.233; 9.117