What is the meaning of Valais?
British Dictionary definitions for Valais Valais. / (French valɛ) / noun. a canton of S Switzerland: includes the entire valley of the upper Rhône and the highest peaks in Switzerland; produces a quarter of Switzerland’s hydroelectricity. Capital: Sion.
How many districts does Valais have?
Valais is divided into 13 districts, represented by the 13 stars on the coat of arms of Valais: Brig with capital Brig-Glis. Conthey with capital Conthey. Entremont with capital Sembrancher.
Which Canton is Zermatt in?
Swiss canton of Valais
The municipality of Zermatt lies at 1620 metres at the upper end of the Matter valley in the western Swiss canton of Valais, just across the border from its neighbour Italy. In other words: holidays in Zermatt are on the sunny side of Switzerland.
What percentage of Switzerland is German?
Over 60% of the Swiss population speak German as their main language.
Is Valais a city?
The Valais (German: Wallis) is exactly that: a long, narrow, L-shaped valley in the Swiss Alps. The main cities in this region are along the river Rhone which cuts through the bottom of the valley, between its source at the Rhone glacier in the east and its temporary destination of Lake Geneva in the west.
What Canton is the Matterhorn in?
canton of Valais
The mountain overlooks the Swiss town of Zermatt, in the canton of Valais, to the north-east and the Italian town of Breuil-Cervinia in the Aosta Valley to the south.
Which canton is best in Switzerland?
Rüschlikon, Meggen and Zug – located on lakes Zurich, Lucerne and Zug – are the top three Swiss places to live, according to a ranking published on Thursday by Die Weltwoche , a weekly Swiss news magazine.
Is Valais a good place to live?
Valais offers a beautiful setting and a quality of life that is highly sought after by Swiss people and foreigners who want to live in an extraordinary landscape of great green plains and eternal snows.
How do you get to Valais?
The nearest international airport is Geneva, from there you can take the train to Valais. If you want to visit the upper part of the Valais, the nearest airport is Zurich with a travel time of approximatively 2 hours to Visp or Brig. Trains part directly to the Valais from both airports (direction Brig in both cases).