fr. District de Martigny
|Canton :||Valais (VS)|
|Main town :||Martigny|
|FSO number :||2307|
|Area :||263.37 km²|
|Height range :||450–3540 m above sea level M.|
|Residents:||47,983 (December 31, 2018)|
|Population density :||182 inhabitants per km²|
|coat of arms||Name of the parish||Population
(December 31, 2018)
Frequent and long-lasting conflicts of a military and legal nature between the Counts of Savoy and the Bishops of Sitten fed the distrust of the inhabitants of the Martigny district towards the bishop, who was unable to protect them from enemy attacks. In 1351 the Kastlanei Martigny therefore placed itself under the protection of the Count of Savoy. With the conquest of Lower Valais by the Zenden in 1475, the Castlanei went back to the bishop. As castlane, he used members of Upper Valais families, who had a greater influence than the Viztume. Their power actually passed into the hands of their governors, who came from rich bourgeois families from Martigny and worked as merchants and notaries.
Changes in the community
- 1900: Split from Martigny-Combe → Trient
- 1956: Merger of La Bâtiaz and Martigny-Ville → Martigny-Ville
- 1964: Merger of Martigny-Bourg and Martigny-Ville → Martigny
- 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 .
- Martinach district on the German-language website of the canton of Valais
- Federal Statistical Office Generalized Limits 2020.