Chur facts for kids
|• Total||28.09 km2 (10.85 sq mi)|
|Elevation||593 m (1,946 ft)|
|Highest elevation (Fürhörnli)||1,885 m (6,184 ft)|
|Lowest elevation (Bettlerküche)||554 m (1,818 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2015 )|
|• Density||1,233.61/km2 (3,195.0/sq mi)|
|Localities||Altstadt, Sand, Kasernenquartier, Industriegebiet, Loestrasse-Lürlibad, Masans, Rheinquartier|
|Surrounded by||Churwalden, Domat/Ems, Felsberg, Haldenstein, Maladers, Malix, Trimmis|
|Twin towns||Bad Homburg (Germany), Cabourg (France), Mayrhofen (Austria), Mondorf-les-Bains (Luxembourg), Olathe (USA), Terracina (Italy)|
Chur or Coire is the capital city of the caton of Graubünden (also called Grisons). About 34.000 people live in the city, which is probably the oldest in Switzerland. The city is located on the Rhine.
Archaeological evidence of settlement at the site goes back as far as the Pfyn culture (3900-3500 BC), Various artefacts from the Bronze Age and Iron Age have been found in the city. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Chur was created in the 4th century. It is probably the first Roman Catholic diocese to be created north of the Alps.
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