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Sevgein Coat of Arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : canton of Grisonscanton of Grisons Graubünden (GR)
Region : Surselva
Political community : Ilanz / Glioni2
Postal code : 7127
former BFS no. : 3584
Coordinates : 736 066  /  180857 coordinates: 46 ° 45 '54 "  N , 9 ° 13' 12"  O ; CH1903:  736 066  /  180857
Height : 861  m above sea level M.
Area : 4.55  km²
Residents: 197 (December 31, 2013)
Population density : 43 inhabitants per km²
View from the west

View from the west

Sevgein (Switzerland)
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Parish before the merger on January 1, 2014

Sevgein ( [sɛvˈɟɛɪ̯n] ? / I , German and until 1943 officially Seewis in the Oberland ) was an independent political municipality in the Gruob near Ilanz in the former Surselva district of the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland until December 31, 2013 . On January 1, 2014 Sevgein merged with the former municipalities of Castrisch , Duvin , Ilanz , Ladir , Luven , Pigniu , Pitasch , Riein , Rueun , Ruschein , Schnaus , Siat to form the new administrative unit of the city of Ilanz / Glion . Audio file / audio sample

coat of arms

Blazon : "In blue a polished silver volute cross (anchor cross with rolled ends)."

The coat of arms is the modification of the motif of a Seewis coat of arms disc, by changing the shield color from red to blue. The combination of blue and silver stands for the free people of Laax with whom Sevgein was connected in the court of the free people above the Flimserwald.


Sevgein is recorded in old documents as Sifis, Sivis, Syfis, Syffis.

The name comes from a basic form sequienos , the name of the Sequani belonging Celtic folk strain that from the province Maxima Sequanorum after Rätien was devious. The real meaning of the name is not known. The name Savognin is of the same origin.


Sevgein is located in the Foppa district south-east of Ilanz on a slope terrace. The western boundary of the municipality was formed by the Glenner .

The municipality Sevgein the hamlets were in addition to the village Curschetta (870- 880  M. m above sea level. ,) Isla , the scattered settlement Darpinaus and several farmsteads. In the east, on the western slope of the Cauma ( 2240  m ) , the community reaches its highest point at 1540  m . Of the entire community area of ​​460 hectares, 237 hectares were covered by forest and wood. Another 182 hectares were used for agriculture. In contrast to many municipalities, only a small part of it is a mountain pasture. Of the rest of the community area, 24 hectares were settlement areas and 17 hectares were unproductive areas (mostly mountains).

The pilgrimage chapel Sontga Fossa stands above the village .


Population development
year 1850 1900 1950 1970 2000 2004 2013
Residents 173 179 210 151 207 211 197

Of the 213 predominantly Catholic residents, 211 were Swiss citizens (end of 2004). It is Sursilvan spoken.



Web links

Commons : Sevgein  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Sifis ( Memento of the original from March 2, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF; 843 kB) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. ^ Robert von Planta (conception), Konrad Huber (ed.): Rätisches Namenbuch. Volume 2: Andrea Schorta: Etymologies (= Romanica Helvetica 63). 2 half volumes. 2nd Edition. Droz, Paris et al. 1985, ISBN 3-7720-0565-9 (half volume 1), ISBN 3-7720-0565-9 (half volume 2).
  3. ^ Catholic parish church of St. Thomas