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Short NameGraubünden
Local NamesKanton Graubünden
Chantun Grischun
Cantone dei Grigioni
Lat Deg46|lat_min=45
Lon Deg9|lon_min=30
Area Rank1st
Population Rank14th
Population Density26
LanguagesGerman, Romansh, Italian
ExecutiveRegierungsrat, Regenza, Governo
Executive Members5
LegislativeGrosser Rat, Cussegl Grond, Gran Consiglio
Parliament Members120
HighestPiz Bernina
Highest M4049
Lowestborder to Ticino at San Vittore
Lowest M260
Municipalities Number180
Districts DesignationBezirke, District, Distretto
Districts Number11

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Graubünden or Grisons ( , -deɡraʊˈbʏndənDe-Graubuenden.ogg; -itɡriˈdʒoːni; -rmɡʁiˈʒunRoh-sursilvan-grischun is the largest and easternmost canton of Switzerland. The canton shares borders with the cantons of Ticino, Uri, Glarus and St. Gallen and international borders with Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein. The name Graubünden translates as the "Grey Leagues," referring to the canton's origin in three local alliances, the League of God's House, the Grey League, and the League of Ten Jurisdictions. Graubünden is also home to three of Switzerland's ethnic groups and the subsequent languages of Swiss German, Italian and Romansh are all native to the state. It is also the only canton where the dialects of the ancient Romansh language are still spoken.

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