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Encyclopedia > Davos
Canton Graubünden
District Prättigau/Davos
Coordinates  46°48′N 9°50′E
Population 10,998   (December 2003)
Area 254.48 km²
Elevation 1560 m
Postal code 7260 Davos-Dorf
7270 Davos-Platz
SFSO nbr 3851
Mayor
Website www.gemeinde-davos.ch
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Davos viewed from air
Davos viewed from air

Davos is a town in eastern Switzerland, in the canton of Graubünden, on the Landwasser River. Image File history File links Wappen_Davos. ... The twenty-six cantons of Switzerland are the states of the federal state of Switzerland. ... Grisons or Graubünden (German: Graubünden; Italian: Grigioni; Romansh: Grischun) is the largest and easternmost canton of Switzerland. ... In contrast to centrally organised states, in the federally constituted Switzerland each Canton is completely free to decide its own internal organisation. ... Prättigau/Davos is an administrative district in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. ... This article is about longitude and latitude; see also UTM coordinate system Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (vertically) and longitude (horizontally); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which... 2003: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August _ September - October - November - December - → A timeline of events in the news for December, 2003. ... -1... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The metre (Commonwealth English) or meter (American English) (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ... Here are postal codes of Switzerland and Liechtenstein: Zone 1 1000s are found in Lausanne, Lavaux and parts of Morges, 1100s in parts of Morges, 1200s are in Geneva and parts of La Côte, Vaud, 1300s in La Vallée, 1500s are found in Clavaleyres, the 1700s are found... The Official Munipality Key, formerly also known as the Official Municipality Characteristic Number or Municipality Code Number, is a number sequence for the identification of politically independent municipalities or municipality-free areas. ... A mayor (from the Latin maÄ«or, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 151 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 151 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The twenty-six cantons of Switzerland are the states of the federal state of Switzerland. ... Graubünden or Grisons (German: Graubünden; Italian: Grigioni; Romansh: Grischun, French: Grisons) is the largest and easternmost canton of Switzerland. ...


Davos is mostly known as a winter sports town (where the annual Spengler Cup ice hockey tournament is played, hosted by local hockey team HC Davos), but it is also host to the annual meetings of the World Economic Forum (WEF), an annual meeting of global political and business elites, which is often referred to as simply Davos. A winter sport is a sport commonly played during winter, usually a sport played on snow or ice. ... The Spengler Cup, which was first awarded in 1923 to a team of Canadian Students from Oxford University, is the oldest international ice hockey club team tournament in the world. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Hockey Club Davos is Swiss ice hockey club from Davos. ... The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Geneva-based foundation whose Annual Meeting of chief executives of the worlds richest corporations, some national political leaders (presidents, prime ministers and others), and selected intellectuals and journalists, about 2000 people in all, is usually held in Davos, Switzerland. ...


Its claim to fame derives from the fact that the microclimate in the high valley was deemed excellent by doctors and recommended for lung disease patients. Arthur Conan Doyle wrote an article about skiing in Davos in 1899. Davos is also the setting of Thomas Mann's novel Der Zauberberg (The Magic Mountain), which takes place at a sanatorium. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... In medicine, pulmonology is the specialty that deals with diseases of the lungs and the respiratory tract. ... Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (May 22, 1859 – July 7, 1930) was a Scottish author most famously known for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction. ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Thomas Mann Paul Thomas Mann (June 6, 1875 – August 12, 1955) was a German novelist, social critic, philanthropist and essayist, lauded principally for a series of highly symbolic and often ironic epic novels and mid-length stories, noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and intellectual and... The Magic Mountain book cover The Magic Mountain (Der Zauberberg) is a 1924 novel by Thomas Mann and is widely considered to be one of the most influential works of 20th century German literature. ... Sanatório Heliantia A sanatorium refers to a medical facility for long-term illness, typically cholera or tuberculosis. ...


Subsequently, Davos became famous as a ski resort, especially with citizens from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. After a peak in the 1970s and 1980s, the two-part city has re-established itself as a leading, yet less high-profile, tourist attraction. A ski area is a place where one goes to participate in the sports of skiing and snowboarding. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


It is claimed to be the highest city in Europe. This list shows the town/city by country, and state, and the (locally) claimed altitude and title as highest. ... World map showing Europe Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiogeographic one. ...

Weissfluhjoch
Weissfluhjoch

The five main ski areas are: Weissflujoch (Davos) Picture taken in 2003 by Matteo Corti. ... Weissflujoch (Davos) Picture taken in 2003 by Matteo Corti. ...

  • Parsenn / Gotschna
  • Jakobshorn
  • Pischa
  • Rinerhorn
  • Schatzalp


Municipalities of Prättigau/Davos administrative district

Conters im Prättigau | Davos | Fanas | Furna | Fideris | Grüsch | Jenaz | Klosters-Serneus | Küblis | Luzein | Saas im Prättigau
Schiers | Seewis im Prättigau| St. Antönien Ascharina | St. Antönien | Valzeina 
Image File history File links Description: coat of arms Grisons/Wappen Kanton Graubünden Painter: de:Benutzer:Tschubby First upload in de. ... Prättigau/Davos is an administrative district in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. ... Furna or Furnas refers to: Places: Furna, a village in the northeastern part of the island of Brava, Cape Verde Furna, a village in the eastern part of the island of Fogo, Cape Verde Furna, a municipality of Switzerland Furnas, a parish in the municipality of Povoação, Azores Other... Klosters is a municipality located in the canton of Grisons, eastern Switzerland. ...

Canton of Graubünden | Districts of Canton Graubünden | Municipalities of the canton of Graubünden
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Davos Switzerland (370 words)
Davos is regarded as one of Europe's oldest mountain resorts.
Davos extends for almost 2.5 miles and is divided into Davos-Dorf and Davos-Platz and is located in Graubunden in the East of Switzerland on the Landwasser river.
Robert Louis Stevenson completed Treasure Island while resident at a Davos sanatorium in 1882 and Thomas Mann, the great German writer and Nobel Prize winner in Literature in 1929, spent time in Davos in 1911 where his wife was in a sanatorium.
Davos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (168 words)
Davos is a town in eastern Switzerland, in the canton of Graubünden, on the Landwasser River.
Davos is also the setting of Thomas Mann's novel Der Zauberberg (The Magic Mountain), which takes place at a sanatorium.
Subsequently, Davos became famous as a ski resort, especially with citizens from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
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