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Grisons – CH056

EU regions: Switzerland > SCHWEIZ/SUISSE/SVIZZERA > Eastern Switzerland > Grisons

map of Grisons CH056
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2019138

More on wikipedia wikidata Q11925 on OpenStreetMap Grisons slovensky: CH056


number of inhabitants2023202 538
population density202228.5
old-age dependency ratio202335.5
demographic pyramid CH056 Grisons

From Wikipedia:

The canton of (the) Grisons, or canton of Graubünden, is the largest and easternmost canton of Switzerland. It has international borders with Italy, Austria, and Liechtenstein. Its German name, Graubünden, translates as the „Grey Leagues“, referring to the canton's origin in three local alliances, the League of God's House, the Grey League, and the League of the Ten Jurisdictions. Grisons is also home to three of Switzerland's ethnic and linguistic groups, whose spoken languages—Swiss German, Italian, and Romansh—are all native to the canton. It is the only officially trilingual canton and the only canton where the Romansh language has official status.


Grisons is Switzerland's largest canton by area at 7,105.2 square kilometres (2,743.3 sq mi), 19.2 % larger than the Canton of Bern. Only about a third of this is commonly regarded as productive land of which forests cover about a fifth of the total area. The canton is entirely mountainous, comprising the highlands of the Rhine and Inn river valleys. In its southeastern part lies the only official Swiss National Park. In its northern part the mountains were formed as part of the thrust fault that was in 2008 declared a geologic UNESCO World Heritage Site, under the name Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona.

Other: Eastern Switzerland, Schaffhausen, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden, canton St. Gallen, Grisons, Glarus, Thurgau

Neighbours: Uri, South Tyrol, Ticino, Tyrolean Oberland, Province of Como, Glarus, Province of Sondrio, canton St. Gallen, Liechtenstein, Bludenz-Bregenzer Wald

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Grisons – CH056, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PCH056, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164