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Moesa District

Distretto di Moesa
Location of Moesa
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Graubünden
Capital Roveredo
 • Total 496.03 km2 (191.52 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 8,338
 • Density 17/km2 (44/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 14
Moesa scenery

Moesa District, often referred to as Moesano, is an administrative district in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. It has an area of 496.11 km2 (191.55 sq mi) corresponding to the Val Mesolcina, the valley of the eponymous Moesa River.

It has a population of 8,338 (as of 31 December 2014).[1] The official language is Italian.

It consists of three Kreise (circles) and seventeen municipalities:

Calanca circle
Municipality Population
(31 December 2014)[1]
Area (km²)
Buseno 90 11.26
Calanca 206 37.73
Castaneda 265 3.94
Rossa 139 58.93
Santa Maria in Calanca 110 9.32
Mesocco circle
Municipality Population
(31 December 2014)[1]
Area (km²)
Lostallo 762 50.91
Mesocco 1,308 164.76
Soazza 353 46.37
Roveredo circle
Municipality Population
(31 December 2014)[1]
Area (km²)
Cama 573 15.06
Grono 1,016 14.83
Leggia 137 9.15
Roveredo 2,478 38.78
San Vittore 754 22.03
Verdabbio 166 13.11


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 changes

On 1 January 2015 the former municipalities of Arvigo, Braggio, Selma and Cauco merged to form the new municipality of Calanca.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 31 August 2015
  2. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 2 January 2013

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