Hérens district

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District Ering
French District d'Hérens
District Ering French District d'Hérens
Basic data
Country: SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of ValaisCanton of Valais Valais (VS)
Main town : Vex
FSO number : 2305
Area : 466.07  km²
Height range : 506–4356 m above sea level M.
Residents: 10,862 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 23 inhabitants per km²
Map of District Ering French District d'Hérens

The following municipalities belong to the District d'Hérens ( German  district Ering ) in the canton of Valais (capital Vex ): (As of January 1, 2017)

coat of arms Name of the parish Population
(December 31, 2018)
in km²
per km²
Ayent 4058 55.27 73
Evolène 1685 209.84 8th
Hérémence 1392 107.46 13
Mont Noble
Mont Noble 1091 43.45 25th
Saint Martin
Saint-Martin (VS) 825 37.00 22nd
Vex 1811 13.05 139
Total (6) 10,862 466.07 23

The gateway to the Ering district is formed by the famous earth pyramids of Euseigne , steep rock towers with boulders as crowns. A cauldron-like, green high valley opens up behind it, framed by a wreath of peaks and dominated by the mighty Dent Blanche. Valais traditions have been preserved in the mountain villages of Evolène , Les Haudères and Arolla .

In the side valley of Val d'Hérémence there is the large dam wall of the Grande Dixence , the highest dam in the world at 285 meters, built with 6 million cubic meters of concrete. At its base it is as wide as the Great Pyramid , but twice as high and voluminous. It accumulates 400 million cubic meters of water, which is used to generate 1,600 million kWh of electrical energy per year.

Changes in the community

  • 1902: Change of name MageMase
  • 1965: Change of name AgettesLes Agettes

Web links

Commons : Hérens 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.