Salouf

Salouf

Salouf (until 1943 officially called Salux) is a municipality in the district of Albula in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.

The population is predominately Romansh-speaking.

Coat of arms

Salouf's coat of arms depicts a shield with a black background, in the middle a white fleur-de-lys. In each corner and at the bottom is one six pointed silver star. The design is from the shield of Benedict Fontana (a hero of Graubünden) who lived in Salouf.

Geography

The village lies on a ledge on the east side of Piz Toissa (2657 meters).

Languages

The main language of the local people is the Surmiran dialect of Romansh. Its use has declined in recent decades, though to a lesser degree than in neighbouring communities. In 1880 it was 99.1% and 88.54% in 1980.

Languages in Salouf

Census 1980 Census 1990 Census 2000
German 13 / 8,28% 24 / 12,97% 40 / 19,51%
Rätoroman 139 / 88,54% 152 / 82,16% 159 / 77,56%
Italian 4 / 2,55% 4 / 2,16% 2 / 0,98%
Residents 157 185 205

At the end of 2005, 208 of its 213 residents (= 97.65%) were Swiss citizens.

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