Martigny district

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District Martigny
fr. District de Martigny
District Martigny, French District de Martigny
Basic data
Country: SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of ValaisCanton of Valais 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
Map of District Martigny, French District de Martigny

The District de Martigny ( German  district Martinach , only used in the German-speaking part of Valais) in the canton of Valais consists of the following communities:

coat of arms Name of the parish Population
(December 31, 2018)
in km²
per km²
Bovernier 894 13.07 68
Charrat 1849 7.59 244
Fully 8763 37.81 232
Isérables 832 15.25 55
Leytron 3205 26.82 120
Martigny 18,309 25.00 732
Martigny-Combe 2315 37.41 62
Riddes 3133 23.90 131
Saillon 2620 13.74 191
Saxon 5902 23.22 254
Trent 161 39.56 4th
Total (11) 47,983 263.37 182

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

Web links

Commons : Martigny 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. . Federal Statistical Office (FSO), August 31, 2019, accessed on December 22, 2019 .
  2. ^ Martinach district on the German-language website of the canton of Valais
  3. Federal Statistical Office Generalized Limits 2020.