Survey of the Grisons.

Facts and Figures

Graubünden is the largest region in Switzerland, making up 17.2 % of Switzerland’s total land area. Graubünden is also the most sparsely populated region with only 200'096 inhabitants – Switzerland has 8.6 million in total.
Area: 7105 km2
Woodland: 27.6 %
Population: 200'096 
Capital: Chur
Languages: German (73 %), Romansh (14 %), Italian (13 %)
Overnight stays: 5'153’155


Valleys: 150
Lakes: 1038
Mountain peaks: 937
Highest point: Piz Bernina at 4049 m above sea level
Lowest point: San Vittore (borders with Ticino) 279 m above sea level
Piz Bernina - Morteratsch Glacier (Photo: © Switzerland Tourism / Martin Mägli)

Sport and Activites

Hiking trails: 11'000 km
Bike trails: 4500 km
Golf courses: 15
Ski slopes: 2200 km
Cross-country skiing trails: 1700 km
Skiing in Disentis Sedrun (Photo: © Sedrun Disentis Tourismus / Stefan Schlumpf)

Important Phone Numbers

Police: Tel. 117
Fire department: Tel. 118
Ambulance/rescue: Tel. 144
Swiss Air Rescue REGA : Tel. 1414
Breakdown Service TCS Touring Club Switzerland: Tel. 140
Weather forecast: Tel. 162
Avalanche bulletin: Tel. 187
Road conditions: Tel. 163
General information: Tel. 1811
Rhine Gorge (Photo: © Switzerland Tourism, Ivo Scholz)
Steinböcke Gian und Giachen (Bild: © Graubünden Ferien / Jung von Matt) Steinböcke Gian und Giachen (Bild: © Graubünden Ferien / Jung von Matt)
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Useful Information about Graubünden.

Frequently Asked Questions

We asked our community on Instagram and Facebook what they have always wanted to know about Graubünden (also known as Grisons in English). Here you find 12 questions and their answers.

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