La Punt-Chamues-ch - Geography

Geography

La Punt-Chamues-ch has an area, as of 2006, of 63.2 km2 (24.4 sq mi). Of this area, 33.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 15.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.1% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (50.4%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains). The municipality is located in the Oberengadin sub-district of the Maloja district. The municipality consists of two once separate towns, nowadays almost grown together. La Punt lies on the northern side of the valley, where the Albula pass ends. The railway line, with a station, and the main road - road 27 - also pass through La Punt, as does the Inn river. Chamues-ch (pronounced Tshamois-tsh), which lies on the southern side of the valley, at the end of the Val Chamuera valley and on the foot of the Piz Mezzaun.

Both towns feature hotels and some stores, while the buildings used by the municipality and fire department lie in between.

Until 1943 La Punt-Chamues-ch was known as by its Italian name of Ponte-Campovasto.

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