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Canton du Valais
Kanton Wallis
Canton o Swisserland
Coat o airms o Canton du Valais  Kanton Wallis
Coat o airms
Cairt o Swisserland, location o Valais highlighted
Location in Swisserland
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
Caipital Sion
Subdivisions 143 municipalities, 13 districts
Govrenment
 • Executive Conseil d'État, Staatsrat (5)
 • Legislative Grand Cooncil (130)
Aurie[1]
 • Tot 5,224.25 km2 (2,017.09 sq mi)
Population (12/2015)[2]
 • Tot 335,696
 • Density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code CH-VS
Heichest point 4,634 m (15,203 ft): Monte Rosa
Lawest point 372 m (1,220 ft): Lake Geneva
Joined 1815
Languages French, German
Wabsteid VS.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 Standard - Kantonsdaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016