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German Chur (khoor), Romansh Cuera (KWAY-rah) or Cuoira (KWOI-rah), Italian Coira (KOI-rah)

Capital of the Swiss canton of the Grisons.
Inhabitants: 33,500.
Languages: Swiss German, Italian, Romansh.

Chur derives its name from Celtic kora, koria, "clan, tribe."
Capital of the Roman province of Rhaetia Prima in 15 BC.
When the Grisons became a canton in 1803 Chur was chosen to become its capital.

The highlights of Chur are the Romano-Gothic[?] cathedral where lie the remains of the Swiss patriot Jürg Jenatsch[?], the Bishop's château (Bischöflicher Hof) and the church of St. Luzius. In this town you may also visit the Giger Bar[?] designed by the swiss artist H. R. Giger.

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