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Schiers
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Coat of arms of Schiers
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Country Switzerland
Canton Graubünden
District Prättigau/Davos
Area
 • Total 61.68 km2 (23.81 sq mi)
Elevation 660 m (2,170 ft)
Population (Dec 2015 )
 • Total 2,643
 • Density 42.850/km2 (110.981/sq mi)
Postal code 7220
Surrounded by Fanas, Furna, Grüsch, Jenaz, Luzein, St. Antönien, Seewis im Prättigau, Tschagguns (AT-8), Vandans (AT-8)

Schiers is a Swiss village in the Prättigau and a municipality of the district of Prättigau/Davos in the canton of Graubünden. The first concrete girder bridge ever built, Salginatobel Bridge, is in Schiers. It was designed by Robert Maillart and completed in 1930. In 1991 it was the first bridgenamed a International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers.


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