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Mesocco

Where Is Mesocco?

Mesocco is located in the Moesa district, and it is a municipality in Graubunden, which is a Swiss canton. It has a population of about 1,260 people.

Geography

Mesocco has a total area, when it was measured in 2006, of about 64 square miles. Out of this whole area, about 20% of it is put to use for agriculture, and about 20% is covered in forest. Out of the remainder of the land, about 1% is settled (roads or buildings) and the rest of it (about 59%) is non-productive (mountains, glaciers, or rivers). 

It is located in the Mesocco district, and specifically the Moesa sub-district. In the valley of Misox, it is the northernmost municipality, and it is one of the biggest in the canton. It has a secondary school for municipality, and it is also where government offices and district courts are based too. It is comprised of the village of Mesocco with about a dozen sections, including San Bernardino, which is a mountain village.

Demographics 

When it was measured in 2012, Mesocco had a population of about 1,260. When it was measured in 2008, roughly 13% of the population was composed of foreign nationals. Over the last decade the population has gone down at a rate of about 1%. The majority of the population, as of the year 200, spoke Italian (about 90%), and German was the 2nd most commonly spoken language (about 6%), and Albanian was the 3rd most commonly spoken language. 

When it was measured in 2000, the gender distribution of the population was about 50% female and 50% male, with slightly more of a male population.

Sights 

There are interesting historical sites in the municipality, and there are some heritage sites of national significance. The Church of S. Maria al Castello and the Castello di Mesocco are a few of the Swiss heritage sites of national significance in the area.

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