Chur, looking upstream, to the west
|• Executive||Stadtrat |
with 3 members
|• Mayor||Stadtpräsident (list)|
Urs Marti FDP/PRD
(as of February 2014)
|• Parliament||Gemeinderat |
with 21 members
|• Total||28.09 km2 (10.85 sq mi)|
|593 m (1,946 ft)|
|1,885 m (6,184 ft)|
|554 m (1,818 ft)|
|• Density||1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (Central European Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)|
|Localities||Altstadt, Sand, Kasernenquartier, Industriegebiet, Loestrasse-Lürlibad, Maladers, Masans, Rheinquartier|
|Surrounded by||Churwalden, Domat/Ems, Felsberg, Haldenstein, Maladers, Malix, Trimmis|
|Twin towns||Bad Homburg (Germany), Cabourg (France), Mayrhofen (Austria), Mondorf-les-Bains (Luxembourg), Terracina (Italy)|
Archaeological evidence that people lived here goes back as far as the Pfyn culture (3900-3500 BC), Various artefacts from the Bronze Age and Iron Age have been found in the city. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Chur was created in the 4th century. It was probably the first Roman Catholic diocese to be created north of the Alps.
On 1 January 2020 the municipality Maladers became part of Chur.
References[change | change source]
- "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
- "Ständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Staatsangehörigkeitskategorie Geschlecht und Gemeinde; Provisorische Jahresergebnisse; 2018". Federal Statistical Office. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
- Chur in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Schibler, J. 2006. The economy and environment of the 4th and 3rd millennia BC in the northern Alpine foreland based on studies of animal bones. Environmental Archaeology 11(1): 49-65
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Chur.|
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide about: Chur|
- City of Chur – official website (in German)
- Chur tourism office
- Chur on Graubünden Holidays, Switzerland; official Graubünden tourism office - English