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Tarasp

former municipality of Switzerland

Tarasp is a former municipality in the district of Inn in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. Its eleven settlements are situated within the Lower Engadin valley along the Inn River, at the foot of the Sesvenna Range. On 1 January 2015 the former municipalities of Ardez, Guarda, Tarasp, Ftan and Sent merged into the municipality of Scuol.[1]

Tarasp
Lake Tarasp at dawn
Lake Tarasp at dawn
Coat of arms of Tarasp
Coat of arms
Location of Tarasp
Tarasp is located in Switzerland
Tarasp
Tarasp
Tarasp is located in Canton of Graubünden
Tarasp
Tarasp
Coordinates: 46°46′N 10°15′E / 46.767°N 10.250°E / 46.767; 10.250Coordinates: 46°46′N 10°15′E / 46.767°N 10.250°E / 46.767; 10.250
CountrySwitzerland
CantonGraubünden
DistrictInn
Area
 • Total46.99 km2 (18.14 sq mi)
Elevation
1,403 m (4,603 ft)
Population
 (Dec 2014)
 • Total337
 • Density7.2/km2 (19/sq mi)
Postal code
7553
SFOS number3745
LocalitiesFontana, Vulpera, Sparsels, Aschera, Avrona, Chaposch, Chants, Florins, Nairs, Sgnè, Vallatscha
Surrounded byArdez, Ftan, Scuol, Tschierv, Zernez
Websitewww.tarasp.ch
SFSO statistics

Originally a Romansh language area, the majority of the population today speaks High Alemannic German. Unlike the surrounding municipalities, the Tarasp parish is mainly Catholic.

HistoryEdit

Tarasp was also a Lordship of the Holy Roman Empire, which joined the Austrian Imperial Circle in 1512 and was passed to the Princes of Dietrichstein in 1683.

Tarasp was an Austrian enclave inside the Free State of the Three Leagues, an associate of the Old Swiss Confederacy until 1809, when Austria ceded the territory to Revolutionary France, who subsequently passed it to Graubünden.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 27 April 2016

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