KlostersSerneus
Klosters is a municipality in the district
of PrÃ¤ttigau/Davos
in the Swiss canton of GraubÃ¼nden.
Its wellknown ski resort lies from
Zurich,
the nearest international airport. Transfer time is about 1.5
hours.
Klosters is from Davos. It
is a popular ski location and the slopes are easily accessible via
a large cable car.
History
KlostersSerneus is first mentioned in 1222 as
ecclesiam sancti
Iacobi. In 1436 it was mentioned as
zuo dem
Closter.
Geography
StÃ¼tzbach stream between Klosters and
DavosLaret
KlostersSerneus has an area, , of . Of this area, 25.3% is used
for agricultural purposes, while 18.9% is forested. Of the rest of
the land, 1.3% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder
(54.5%) is nonproductive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
The municipality is located in and is the only municipality in
Klosters subdistrict of the PrÃ¤ttigau/Davos district. It was
created in 1865 through the merger of the formerly independent
municipalities of Serneus and Klosters. Until 1973 KlostersSerneus
was known as Klosters. It is the last and uppermost village in the
PrÃ¤ttigau valley. It consists of the
villages of Klosters and Serneus and is made up of the sections of
Platz, Dorf, Selfranga, Ã„uja and Monbiel
Demographics
KlostersSerneus has a population ( ) of 3,872, of which 17.2% are
foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has
decreased at a rate of 2.8%. Most of the population ( ) speaks
German (88.7%), with Portugese being second most common ( 2.9%) and
SerboCroatian being third ( 2.6%).
, the gender distribution of the population was 48.9% male and 51.1% female. Graubunden in Numbers accessed 21 September 2009 The age distribution, , in KlostersSerneus is; 423 children or 10.9% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 398 teenagers or 10.2% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 518 people or 13.3% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 588 people or 15.1% are between 30 and 39, 552 people or 14.2% are between 40 and 49, and 540 people or 13.9% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 422 people or 10.8% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 268 people or 6.9% are between 70 and 79, there are 145 people or 3.7% who are between 80 and 89 there are 35 people or 0.9% who are between 90 and 99, and 1 person who is 100 or more.
In the 2007
federal
election the most popular party was the
SVP which received 46.5% of the vote.
The next three most popular parties were the
FDP (28.7%), the
SP (17.2%)
and the
CVP
(4.7%).
The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In
KlostersSerneus about 76.4% of the population (between age 2564)
have completed either nonmandatory
upper secondary education
or additional higher education (either University or a
Fachhochschule).
KlostersSerneus has an unemployment rate of 0.93%. , there were
189 people employed in the
primary economic sector and
about 80 businesses involved in this sector. 590 people are
employed in the
secondary sector and there
are 66 businesses in this sector. 1,271 people are employed in the
tertiary sector, with
203 businesses in this sector.
From the , 895 or 23.0% are
Roman
Catholic, while 2,587 or 66.5% belonged to the
Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of
the population, there are 106 individuals (or about 2.72% of the
population) who belong to the
Orthodox
Church, and there are 13 individuals (or about 0.33% of the
population) who belong to another Christian church. There are 32
(or about 0.82% of the population) who are
Islamic. There are 14 individuals (or about 0.36% of
the population) who belong to another church (not listed on the
census), 221 (or about 5.68% of the population) belong to no
church, are
agnostic or
atheist, and 27 individuals (or about 0.69% of the
population) did not answer the question.
Village church of Serneus
The historical population is given in the following table:
year 
population 
1850 
1,302 
1900 
1,555 
1930 
2,558 
1950 
2,978 
2000 
3,890 

Skiing
Klosters
is well known as a favorite ski resort for Prince Charles and subsequently one cable car
to the top of Gotschnagrat is named the "Prince of
Wales".
Heritage sites of national significance
The
Reformierte Kirche am Platz is listed as a Swiss
heritage site of national significance.
References
 Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz
published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 23
September 2009
 Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed
28Oct2009
 Graubunden Population Statistics accessed 21
September 2009
 Swiss inventory of cultural property of national
and regional significance 21.11.2008 version, accessed
28Oct2009