Entremont district

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Entremont district
Entremont district
Basic data
Country: SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of ValaisCanton of Valais Valais (VS)
Main town : Sembrancher
FSO number : 2303
Area : 632.97  km²
Height range : 628–4312 m above sea level M.
Residents: 15,261 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 24 inhabitants per km²
Map of Entremont district

The district of Entremont ( French District d'Entremont ) is a district in the canton of Valais with the capital Sembrancher . It corresponded to the Zehnde Entremont from 1798–1810 and 1813–1850 and the canton Entremont from 1810–1813 .


In 1798, Entremont was one of the then ten Valais Zehndi that were incorporated into the Helvetic Republic . Between 1802 and 1810 it was one of the twelve tens of the Republic of Valais . From 1810 to 1813 it belonged as the canton of Entremont to the sub-prefecture of Saint-Maurice in the Simplon department of France. When the Valais joined the Confederation in 1815, Entremont first formed a Zehnden, then from 1850 a district.


The district consists of the following municipalities:

coat of arms Name of the parish Population
(December 31, 2018)
in km²
per km²
Bagnes 8096 284.10 28
Bourg-Saint-Pierre 198 89.80 2
Liddes 720 58.65 12
Orsières 3187 164.93 19th
Sembrancher 1042 17.68 59
Vollèges 2018 17.81 113
Total (6) 15,261 632.97 24

Located away from the Rhone plain , the Entremont district benefited little from the economic development of the Valais at the beginning of the 20th century. Depopulation continued until 1950 (8499 inhabitants) due to the emigration to the industrial centers of the Rhone Plain and the city of Geneva.

Since 1955 there has been a demographic change in Verbier with winter tourism (1960 9471 inhabitants, 1970 9950, 2000 12,138). In the district with good transport connections (road through the Grosser St. Bernhard tunnel , railroad Transports de Martigny et Régions ) the population lives scattered in villages, in holiday resorts of various sizes and in more than sixty hamlets. Despite the differences between the municipalities, the tertiary sector, construction and dynamic agriculture are the main pillars of the economy.


Postcode Name of the place local community
Bonatchiesse Bagnes
Bruson Bagnes
Champsec Bagnes
Fionnay Bagnes
Fontenelle Bagnes
1934 Le Châble Bagnes
Le Cotterg Bagnes
Le Fregnoley Bagnes
Le Sapey Bagnes
Les Morgnes Bagnes
Les Places Bagnes
Lourtier Bagnes
Médières Bagnes
Mauvoisin Bagnes
Montagnier Bagnes
Prarreyer Bagnes
Sarreyer Bagnes
Tongue Bagnes
Val de Bagnes Bagnes
Verbier Bagnes
Versegères Bagnes
Villette Bagnes
Arpalles Bourg-Saint-Pierre
Bourg-Saint-Bernard Bourg-Saint-Pierre
Chardonne Liddes
Chez-Petit Liddes
On it Liddes
Fontaine lingerie Liddes
Fontaine-Dessus Liddes
Fornex Liddes
Les Moulins Liddes
Palasuit Liddes
Rive-Haute Liddes
Vichères Liddes
Branch Orsière
Chamoille Orsière / Sembrancher
1938 Champex-Lac Orsière
Chez-les-Addy-Maligue Orsière
Chez-les-Giroud Orsière
Chez-les-Reuses Orsière
Commeire Orsière
Issert Orsière
La Fouly Orsière
La Rosière Orsière
Le Biolley Orsière
Les Arlaches Orsière
Prassurny Orsière
Prayon Orsière
Praz-de-Fort Orsière
Reppaz Orsière
Som la proc Orsière
Soulalex Orsière
Verlonnaz Orsière
La Garde Sembrancher
Chemin-Dessus Vollèges
Cries Vollèges
Etiez Vollèges
Le Levron Vollèges
Vens Vollèges


The landscape of the district is characterized by the three large valleys Val de Bagnes , Val d'Entremont and Val Ferret . Between the Val d'Entremont and the Val Ferret is the lonely valley of Combe de l'A .

Web links

Commons : Entremont district  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Permanent and non-permanent resident population by year, canton, district, municipality, population type and gender (permanent resident population). In: bfs. admin.ch . Federal Statistical Office (FSO), August 31, 2019, accessed on December 22, 2019 .
  2. Federal Statistical Office Generalized Limits 2020.