Jenins

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Jenins
Jenins -
CountrySwitzerlandCoat of Arms of Jenins
CantonGraubünden
DistrictLandquart
47°0′N 9°33′E / 47.000°N 9.550°E / 47.000; 9.550Coordinates: 47°0′N 9°33′E / 47.000°N 9.550°E / 47.000; 9.550
Population867 (Dec 2012)[1]
- Density82 /km2 (213 /sq mi)
Area10.54 km2 (4.07 sq mi)[2]
Elevation635 m (2,083 ft)
Postal code7307
SFOS number3952
MayorGemeindepräsident
Mathis Störi
(as of 2008)
Surrounded byMaienfeld, Malans, Seewis im Prättigau
Websitewww.jenins.ch
SFSO statistics
Jenins is located in Switzerland
Jenins
 
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Jenins
Jenins -
CountrySwitzerlandCoat of Arms of Jenins
CantonGraubünden
DistrictLandquart
47°0′N 9°33′E / 47.000°N 9.550°E / 47.000; 9.550Coordinates: 47°0′N 9°33′E / 47.000°N 9.550°E / 47.000; 9.550
Population867 (Dec 2012)[1]
- Density82 /km2 (213 /sq mi)
Area10.54 km2 (4.07 sq mi)[2]
Elevation635 m (2,083 ft)
Postal code7307
SFOS number3952
MayorGemeindepräsident
Mathis Störi
(as of 2008)
Surrounded byMaienfeld, Malans, Seewis im Prättigau
Websitewww.jenins.ch
SFSO statistics
Jenins is located in Switzerland
Jenins

Jenins (Romansh: Gianin) is a municipality in the district of Landquart in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.

History[edit]

Jenins is first mentioned in 1139 as Uienennes. In 1142 it was mentioned as Gininnes.[3]

Geography[edit]

Valley with (l to r) Landquart, Maienfeld, Jenins and Malans.

Jenins has an area, as of 2006, of 10.5 km2 (4.1 sq mi). Of this area, 48% is used for agricultural purposes, while 40.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 3.6% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (8.3%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality is located in the Maienfeld sub-district of the Landquart district.

Demographics[edit]

Jenins has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 867.[1] As of 2008, 10.6% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.[5] Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 8.6%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (93.8%), with Romansh being second most common ( 1.2%) and English being third ( 0.9%).[4]

As of 2000, the gender distribution of the population was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.[6] The age distribution, as of 2000, in Jenins is; 107 children or 14.3% of the population are between 0 to 9 years old. 48 teenagers or 6.4% are 10 to 14, and 35 teenagers or 4.7% are 15 to 19. Of the adult population, 71 people or 9.5% of the population are between 20 to 29 years old. 134 people or 18.0% are 30 to 39, 118 people or 15.8% are 40 to 49, and 91 people or 12.2% are 50 to 59. The senior population distribution is 60 people or 8.0% of the population are between 60 to 69 years old, 51 people or 6.8% are 70 to 79, there are 26 people or 3.5% who are 80 to 89, and there are 5 people or 0.7% who are 90 to 99.[5]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 40.7% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SP (22.5%), the FDP (20.4%) and the CVP (13.4%).[4]

The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Jenins about 77.4% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[4]

Jenins has an unemployment rate of 0.68%. As of 2005, there were 107 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 29 businesses involved in this sector. 35 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 8 businesses in this sector. 107 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 14 businesses in this sector.[4]

The historical population is given in the following table:[3][6]

yearpopulation
1850481
1900450
1950461
1960398
1970468
1980557
1990654
2000746

Heritage sites of national significance[edit]

Ruine Neu-Aspermont is listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 16 September 2013
  2. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  3. ^ a b Jenins in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 16-Oct-2009
  5. ^ a b Graubunden Population Statistics (German) accessed 21 September 2009
  6. ^ a b Graubunden in Numbers (German) accessed 21 September 2009
  7. ^ Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance 21.11.2008 version, (German) accessed 16-Oct-2009

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