Bernina District

Bernina District
Distretto di Bernina
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Graubünden
Capital Poschiavo
  Total 237.30 km2 (91.62 sq mi)
Population (2015)
  Total 4,619
  Density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 2

Bernina District is an administrative district in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. It has an area of 237.2 km² and has a population of 4,619 (as of 31 December 2015).[1]

It is the most south-easterly district in Switzerland, being surrounded on three sides by Italy and is predominantly Italian-speaking. As of 2000, 91% of the population speak Italian, followed by German (7.2%) and Romansh (0.5%).

Bernina District consists of two sub-districts, Brusio and Poschiavo, each of which contains a single municipality of the same name.

Brusio sub-district
Municipality Population (31 December 2015)[1] Area (km²)
Brusio 1,106 46.25
Poschiavo sub-district
Municipality Population (31 December 2015)[1] Area (km²)
Poschiavo 3,513 190.95


The official language of the district of Bernina is Italian.

Languages of Bernina District, GR
Languages Census 2000
Number Percent
Italian 4,028 91.0%
German 319 7.2%
Romansh 22 0.5%
TOTAL 4,427 100%


  1. 1 2 3 Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016

Coordinates: 46°20′8″N 10°4′40″E / 46.33556°N 10.07778°E / 46.33556; 10.07778

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