Valais

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Canton du Valais
Kanton Wallis
Coat o airms o Canton du Valais Kanton Wallis
Coat o airms
Cairt o Swisserland, location o Valais highlighted
Location in Swisserland
Cairt o Valais

Karte Kanton Wallis 2010.png
Coordinates: 46°4′N 7°36′E / 46.067°N 7.600°E / 46.067; 7.600Coordinates: 46°4′N 7°36′E / 46.067°N 7.600°E / 46.067; 7.600
CaipitalSion
Subdivisions143 municipalities, 13 districts
Govrenment
 • ExecutiveConseil d'État, Staatsrat (5)
 • LegislativeGrand Cooncil (130)
Area
 • Total5,224.49 km2 (2,017.19 sq mi)
Population
 (12/2015)[2]
 • Tot335,696
 • Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeCH-VS
Heichest point4,634 m (15,203 ft): Monte Rosa
Lawest point372 m (1,220 ft): Lake Geneva
Joined1815
LanguagesFrench, German
WabsteidVS.ch

The Canton o Valais (French pronunciation: ​[valɛ]; German: Wallis, German pronunciation: [ˈvalɪs] ( listen)) is ane o the 26 cantons o Swisserland, situatit in the soothwastren pairt o the kintra, aroond the valley o the Rhône frae its heidwaters tae Lake Geneva, separatin the Pennine Alps frae the Bernese Alps.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Arealstatistik Land Cover - Kantone und Grossregionen nach 6 Hauptbereichen accessed 27 October 2017
  2. Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 30 August 2016