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Canton of Valais - CH012

EU regions: Switzerland > SCHWEIZ/SUISSE/SVIZZERA > Lake Geneva region > Canton of Valais

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number of inhabitants2020345 525
population density201966.4
old-age dependency ratio202030.4

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From wikipedia:

Valais (UK: VAL-ay, US: val-AY, French: (Canton du) Valais, French: [valɛ] (listen)), sometimes Wallis (German: (Kanton) Wallis [ˈvalɪs] (listen)), more formally the Canton of Valais, is one of the 26 cantons forming the Swiss Confederation. It is composed of thirteen districts and its capital and largest city is Sion. The flag of the canton is made of thirteen stars representing the districts, on a white-red background.

Valais is situated in the southwestern part of the country. It borders the cantons of Vaud and Bern to the north, the cantons of Uri and Ticino to the east, as well as Italy to the south and France to the west. It is one of the three large southern Alpine cantons, along with Ticino and the Grisons. It is a bilingual canton, French and German being its two official languages. Traditionally, the canton is divided into Lower, Central and Upper Valais, the latter region constituting the German-speaking minority.

Valais essentially coincides with the valley of the Rhône from its headwaters to Lake Geneva, separating the Pennine Alps from the Bernese Alps. A major wine region, the canton is simultaneously one of the driest regions of Switzerland in its central Rhône valley and among the wettest, having large amounts of snow and rain up on the highest peaks found in Switzerland, such as Monte Rosa and the Finsteraarhorn.

other: Lake Geneva region, Canton of Vaud, Canton of Geneva, Canton of Valais

neighbours: Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Uri, canton of Bern, Haute-Savoie, Ticino, Canton of Vaud, Aosta Valley, Province of Vercelli


Current statistics

September 2021: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 210456, of which 95768 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 7.8 % (3.5 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Revúca 22.4 % (14.1 %), Rimavská Sobota 22.0 % (13.9 %), Kežmarok 18.6 % (10.4 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Nitra 3.9 %, Trenčín 4.0 %, Hlohovec 4.0 %, Piešťany 4.1 %, Trnava 4.1 %