|Canton :||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|
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:
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(December 31, 2018)
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.
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 .
- Catherine Raemy-Berthod: Entremont. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
- Entremont district on the ETHorama platform
- 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 .
- Federal Statistical Office Generalized Limits 2020.