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Davos

Davos Introduction

Davos is located in the Prattigau/Davos district, and it is a municipality in the Graubunden canton in the country of Switzerland. It has a permanent resident population of roughly 11,150 people. It is situated on the Landswasser, in the Alps, between the Albula and Plessure Range. At 5,120 feet, it has the highest elevation of any city in Europe.

Davos hosts the World Economic Forum (WEF), a yearly meeting of business and global elites (sometimes just referred to as Davos), and it is also the site of some of the biggest ski resorts in Switzerland. At every year’s end, it acts as the site of the Spengler Cup. The Spengler Cup is an ice hockey tournament, and the HC Davos hockey team hosts it.

Culture 

Davos is an important municipality in Switzerland, but let’s take a second to explore its culture. Davos has a unique cultural hodgepodge represented. The municipality is the site of seven Swiss heritage sites of national significance. While some municipalities just have a handful of heritage sites, Davos has more than half a dozen of them. These heritage sites include the Forest Cemetery, the Kirchner Museum, and the Town Archives, to name a few. There are some spas and hotels included on the list as well.

Davos is the host city for yearly meetings of the World Economic Forum, a very important group that is comprised of leaders from politics and business. The city was seen in an episode of the show, Viva La Bam, when places around Europe were visited.

Research 

Davos has a number of research institutes that focus on trauma and musculoskeletal disorders, allergies, snow and avalanches, and radiation. A lot of important things are studied at research institutes in Davos.

Demographics 

Davos has a population of roughly 11,150. When it was measured in 2008, about 24% of the population was made up of nationals from foreign countries. Over the last decade the population has gone down at a 5.5% rate. The majority of the population is German-speaking (roughly 86%), and Serbo-Croatian is the 2nd most commonly spoken language (roughly 3%) and Italian is the 3rd most commonly spoken language (about 3%). 

The gender distribution of the place is pretty even at 50/50. 

Davos has an unemployment rate that is under 1%, which is very good. About 75% of the population have finished either their upper secondary education or further higher education of some kind.

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