West Raron District
|West of the Raron
|Canton :||Valais (VS)|
|Main town :||Raron|
|FSO number :||2309|
|Area :||398.16 km²|
|Height range :||626-4194 m above sea level M.|
|Residents:||10,940 (December 31, 2018)|
|Population density :||27 inhabitants per km²|
The two semi-districts of Ostlich Raron and Westlich Raron have the same district number assigned by the Federal Statistical Office (BFS).
Raron was part of the Wallis region until 1798, but was dissolved in 1798 and distributed to the Helvetic districts of Goms, Brig, Visp and Leuk. 1802-10 Raron was a Zenden of the Republic of Valais, 1810-14 divided into the two cantons Raron and Mörel of the French department of Simplon. From 1815 to 18-48 Raron was again a Zenden.
From 1848 to 1987 Raron was a district of the canton of Valais, since 1987 Raron has been divided into the two independent semi-districts West and East Raron. This designation appears for the first time in the cantonal constitution of 1844. Both semi-districts are independent constituencies with a district council, prefect and deputy.
The municipalities of the district
Status: Oct 2016
|coat of arms||Name of the parish||Population
(December 31, 2018)
|Total (11)||7915||271.61||29||2309 1|
1 = affects the whole district.
The number of MPs in the Grand Council
- 1847-1881: 3
- 1881-2013: 4
Changes in the community
- 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.