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Clugin -
Country Switzerland Coat of Arms of Clugin
Canton Graub├╝nden
District Hinterrhein
46┬░37ÔÇ▓N 9┬░26ÔÇ▓E´╗┐ / ´╗┐46.617┬░N 9.433┬░E´╗┐ / 46.617; 9.433Coordinates: 46┬░37ÔÇ▓N 9┬░26ÔÇ▓E´╗┐ / ´╗┐46.617┬░N 9.433┬░E´╗┐ / 46.617; 9.433
Population 34 (December 2007)
  - Density 14 /km2 (35 /sq mi)
Area 2.49 km2 (0.96 sq mi)
Elevation 1,013 m (3,323 ft)
Postal code 7442
Surrounded by Andeer, Casti-Wergenstein, Donat, Pignia
Clugin is located in Switzerland
The former municipality of Clugin

Clugin (Romansh: Clugen) is a village in the municipality of Andeer in the district of Hinterrhein in the Swiss canton of Graub├╝nden. In 2009 Clugin merged with Andeer and Pignia to form the municipality of Andeer.[1]



Clugin is first mentioned in 1243 as de Cloduno.[2]


Clugin village church

Clugin has an area, as of 2006, of 2.5 square kilometers (1.0 sq mi). Of this area, 28.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 62.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 2.4% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (6.5%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[3]

The village is located in the Schams sub-district, of the Hinterrhein district. The haufendorf (an irregular, unplanned and quite closely packed village, built around a central square) of Clugin is located at the foot of the Schamserberg.


Painting of apostles from the Clugin church

Clugin has a population (as of 2007) of 034, of which 2.9% are foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -17.1%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (97.0%), with Romansh being second most common ( 3.0%) and Af being third (gweg%).[3]

As of 2000, the gender distribution of the population was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.[4] The age distribution, as of 2000, in Clugin is; 6 people or 18.2% of the population are between 0 to 9 years old. people or 0.0% are 10 to 14, and people or 0.0% are 15 to 19. Of the adult population, 3 people or 9.1% of the population are between 20 to 29 years old. 6 people or 18.2% are 30 to 39, 2 people or 6.1% are 40 to 49, and 5 people or 15.2% are 50 to 59. The senior population distribution is 6 people or 18.2% of the population are between 60 to 69 years old, 4 people or 12.1% are 70 to 79, there is 1 person or 3.0% who are 80 to 89.[5]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 81.3% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the CVP (8.8%), the SPS (7.5%) and the FDP (1.3%).[3]

The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Clugin about 52.6% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).[3]

Clugin has an unemployment rate of 1.19%. As of 2005, there were 4 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 1 business involved in this sector. 2 people are employed in the secondary sector and there is 1 business in this sector. 6 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 1 business in this sector.[3]

The historical population is given in the following table:[2]

year population
1835 50
1850 59
1860 72
1900 31
1950 62
2000 33


The municipality is almost completely German-speaking, and German is the only official language.

Languages in Clugin
Language Census of 1980 Census of 1990 Census of 2000
Number Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage
German 43 75.44% 27 84.38% 32 96.97%
Romansh 14 24.56% 5 15.63% 1 3.03%
Italian 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Population 57 100% 32 100% 33 100%


  1. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 23 September 2009
  2. ^ a b Clugin in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  3. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 06-Oct-2009
  4. ^ Graubunden in Numbers (German) accessed 21 September 2009
  5. ^ Graubunden Population Statistics (German) accessed 21 September 2009

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