Cazis(Romansh: Tgazas) is a municipality in the Viamala Region in the Swisscanton of Graubünden. On 1 January 2010 the municipalities of Portein, Präz, Sarn and Tartar merged into the municipality of Cazis.[3]

Municipality in Switzerland in Graubünden

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Location of Cazis


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Country Switzerland
Canton Graubünden
District Viamala

  Mayor Eduard Decurtins

  Total 31.18 km2 (12.04 sq mi)

659 m (2,162 ft)

  Total 2,223
  Density 71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
SFOS number 3661
Surrounded by Fürstenau, Masein, Paspels, Pratval, Rhäzüns, Rodels, Rothenbrunnen, Thusis, Tumegl/Tomils
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Cazis is first mentioned in 926 as Cacias.[4]

Aerial view (1970)

Cazis has an area, as of 2006[update], of 7.3 km2 (2.8 sq mi). Of this area, 41% is used for agricultural purposes, while 41.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 13.6% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (4.3%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[5]

Before 2017, the municipality was located in the Thusis sub-district, of the Heinzenberg district, after 2017 it was part of the Viamala Region.[6] It is located on the western side of the Hinterrhein valley. It consists of the linear village of Cazis and the hamlets of Ober- and Unterrealta, Luvreu, Ratitsch, Summaprada, Schauenberg and Valleina. The municipalities of Cazis, Portein, Präz, Sarn, and Tartar merged on 1 January 2010 into a new municipality that will be known as Cazis.

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