Mesocco has an area, as of 2006, of 164.8 km2 (63.6 sq mi). Of this area, 20.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 20.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.3% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (58.6%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
The municipality is located in the Moesa sub-district of the Mesocco district. It is the northern most municipality in the Misox valley and is one of the largest in the canton. It contains the secondary school for the area, the local district courts and numerous government offices. It consists of the village of Mesocco with eleven sections, including the mountain village of San Bernardino.
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