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St Moritz

St. Moritz Introduction

St. Moritz is a little resort area in the valley of Engadine in the country of Switzerland. It has a population of roughly 5,200. It is located in the Maloja district, and it is a municipality there. It is located in the Graubunden Canton. It is a very popular place for the elite and internationally rich and famous, and it is a very expensive place to vacation in Switzerland. 

St. Moritz has a climate that has cold, somewhat snowy winters and mild, rainy summers. It has an Alpine climate.

Geography

When the data was collected in 2006, the municipality had an area of about 11 square miles. Of this land, about 28% is for agriculture, while about 19% is covered in forest. Of the remaining land, about 8% is developed (either roads or buildings) and the rest (about 44%) is unproductive (mountains, glaciers, or rivers). 

It is located in the sub-district of Oberengadin, in the district of Maloja. It is comprised of the settlements of Champfer, Bad, and St. Moritz-Dorf, and the village of Suvretta is also a part of it.

Tourism

Because of its great location, St. Moritz has more than 300 sunshine-filled days each year. It is the site of a horse race every winter, called “White Turf”. It hosts the event on Lake St. Moritz, which is frozen over. The race is attended by some of the wealthiest and most well-traveled people in the world. 

Some of the popular pastimes of the area include hiking, snowboarding, and skiing, and there is also a very famous toboggan course located nearby. 

The population is about 5,600 year-round, and there are an additional 3,000 seasonal employees who support the rental units and hotels with more than 13,000 beds. St. Moritz was at one time the site of the world championships for skiing.

Top Sights

The Segantini Museum, the bobsled run, the glacier landscape, and the Piz Corvatsch are some of the most visited sights in the municipality.

Demographics

When the data was collected in 2012, the municipality had a population of about 5,150. Foreign nationals made up about 38% of the population, when the data was taken in 2008. Over the last decade the population has changed at a 5% rate.

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