Lake Tarasp at dawn
|• Total||46.99 km2 (18.14 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,403 m (4,603 ft)|
|• Density||7.2/km2 (19/sq mi)|
|Localities||Fontana, Vulpera, Sparsels, Aschera, Avrona, Chaposch, Chants, Florins, Nairs, Sgnè, Vallatscha|
|Surrounded by||Ardez, Ftan, Scuol, Tschierv, Zernez|
Tarasp is a former municipality in the district of Inn in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. Its eleven settlements are situated within the Lower Engadin valley along the Inn River, at the foot of the Sesvenna Range. On 1 January 2015 the former municipalities of Ardez, Guarda, Tarasp, Ftan and Sent merged into the municipality of Scuol.
History[change | change source]
Tarasp was an Austrian enclave inside the Free State of the Three Leagues, an associate of the Old Swiss Confederacy until 1809, when Austria ceded the territory to Revolutionary France, who subsequently passed it to Graubünden.
References[change | change source]
- Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 27 April 2016
Other websites[change | change source]
- Media related to Tarasp at Wikimedia Commons
- Tarasp in Romansh, German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.