Davos, Switzerland, a resort town in Graubünden (Grisons) canton, eastern Switzerland. It lies in a picturesque valley of the Rhaetian Alps, about 5,100 feet (1,550 m) above sea level. The town consists of two adjoining villages—Davos-Platz and Davos-Dorf. Davos first gained fame as a fashionable health resort in the late 19th century. In the 20th it became a winter sports and summer resort of international renown. Settlement at Davos dates from as early as the 12th century A.D. The town was a part of Austria from 1477 until 1649.
Population: about 11,000.