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Canton Graubunden

  • Romansh: Grishun
  • Italian: Grisons

  • Vicinity: Central Alps
  • Type: Swiss Canton
  • Canton Capital: Chur

Situated in the Central Alps, Graubunden is the largest and most easterly canton of Switzerland. Within the confines of this mountainous state are peaks and glaciers of the Adula, Albula, Bernina, Silvretta, Todi and Rhatikon ranges, broken by level valleys, such as those of the Upper Rhine. Notable tourist resorts include Davos, St Moritz, Pontresina and Arosa.

A culturally blended area, about half of the population, mainly around Chur, speak German; about one-sixth, in the southern valleys, speak Italian; and about one-third, in the Bundner Oberland and the Vorderrhein and Engadin valleys, speak Romansh and Ladin, decedents of an ancient Romance language. - AsNotedIn

Benedictine Convent of St John at Mustair
Bergun Village
Chur Town
Davos Town
Engadine Mountains Mountain Range
Flims, CH Town
Furstenau Village
Paspels Town
Samedan Town
St Moritz Town
Thusis Town
Vals, CH Village
Vrin, CH Village

Eat and Drink »

Birnbot Pastry Bundener Birnbrot is from the Canton Graubunden.

Geography »

Physiographic FeaturesTypeAsNotedIn
Engadine Mountains Mountain Range

Data »

Particulars for Canton Graubunden:
Locale Type Swiss Canton

Creative Works »

The Magic Mountain (Mann Book) Book Thomas Mann "The Magic Mountain" begins at a tuberculosis sanatorium high up in the Swiss Alps, in Davos, Graubunden, Switzerland

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