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Tschiertschen village
Country Switzerland
Canton Graubünden
District Plessur
Coordinates 46°49′N 9°36′E / 46.817°N 9.600°E / 46.817; 9.600Coordinates: 46°49′N 9°36′E / 46.817°N 9.600°E / 46.817; 9.600

Population 311 (Dec 2012)[1]
- Density 11 /km2 (29 /sq mi)
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Elevation 1,350 m (4,429 ft)
Postal code 7063, 7063
SFOS number 3932
Localities Praden, Tschiertschen
Surrounded by Calfreisen, Castiel, Churwalden, Maladers, Arosa, Lüen, Molinis, Parpan, Vaz/Obervaz
Website SFSO statistics

Tschiertschen-Praden is a municipality in the district of Plessur in the Grisons, Switzerland. It was formed on 1 January 2009 through the merger of Praden and Tschiertschen.[2]


Tschiertschen has a combined area, as of 2006, of 27.8 km2 (10.7 sq mi).[3]

The municipality is located in the Churwalden sub-district of the Plessur district on the mountain slopes above the left side of the Schanfigger valley. It consists of the haufendorf village (an irregular, unplanned and quite closely packed village, built around a central square) of Tschiertschen at an elevation of 1,351 m (4,432 ft) and the linear villages of Inner- and Usserpraden at an elevation of 1,100 m (3,600 ft) and 1,250 m (4,100 ft) respectively.


Tschiertschen-Praden has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 311.[1]

The combined historical population is given in the following table:[4][5]

year population
1803 280
1850 268
1900 270
1950 272
2000 326


Tschiertschen has an average of 123.9 days of rain per year and on average receives 1,095 mm (43.1 in) of precipitation. The wettest month is August during which time Tschiertschen receives an average of 140 mm (5.5 in) of precipitation. During this month there is precipitation for an average of 12.7 days. The month with the most days of precipitation is June, with an average of 13.1, but with only 128 mm (5.0 in) of precipitation. The driest month of the year is February with an average of 61 mm (2.4 in) of precipitation over 12.7 days.[6]


External links

  • Adolf Collenberg: Tschiertschen-Praden in Lexicon Istoric Retic.
  • Praden in Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  • Tschiertschen in Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
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