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Chamoson coat of arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of ValaisCanton of Valais Valais (VS)
District : Contheyw
BFS no. : 6022i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 1955
Coordinates : 583201  /  116862 coordinates: 46 ° 12 '11 "  N , 7 ° 13' 16"  O ; CH1903:  583201  /  116862
Height : 490  m above sea level M.
Height range : 469–3029 m above sea level M.
Area : 32.47  km²
Residents: 3897 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 120 inhabitants per km²
St. Pierre de Clages church, Chamoson parish

St. Pierre de Clages church, Chamoson parish

Location of the municipality
Lac de Senin Bassin de Godey Lac de Derborence Lac Supérieur de Fully Lac de Vaux Lac de Louvie Lac du Grand Désert Lac de Cleuson Lac des Dix Lac des Audannes Lac de Tseuzier Kanton Bern Kanton Waadt Bezirk Entremont Bezirk Hérens Bezirk Hérens Bezirk Martigny Bezirk Saint-Maurice Bezirk Siders Bezirk Sitten Ardon VS Chamoson Conthey Nendaz VétrozMap of Chamoson
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Chamoson ( Eng . Tschamboss ) is a political municipality and a civil parish in the Conthey district in the French-speaking part of the canton of Valais in Switzerland . Chamoson is the second largest wine-growing community in Switzerland (see also Viticulture in Switzerland ).

The district of Saint-Pierre-de-Clages is the only book village in Switzerland. In the village Suisse du Livre to 14 have antique shops and bookstores located.


Chamoson is located on the north side of the Rhone on the southern slope, which is excellent for viticulture, about halfway between Sion and Saint-Maurice, both of which are about 18 km away. The municipality consists of the settlements of Chamoson, Grugnay, Les Vérines, Mayens-de-Chamoson, Némiaz and Saint-Pierre-de-Clages. The neighboring communities of Chamoson are Conthey in the north, Ardon in the east, Nendaz in the south-east, Riddes in the south, Leytron in the west and Bex ( VD ) in the north-northwest .

Historic aerial photo by Werner Friedli from 1955


Population development
year 1850 1900 1950 1980 2000 2010 2012 2014 2015 2016
Residents 1140 1731 2053 2094 2497 3068 3286 3461 3587 3721


On August 7, 2018, a mudslide fell in the municipality of Chamoson (in the Grugnay district). Nobody was injured, there was minor property damage .



Sion has a city partnership with the community Degersheim SG .


Web links

Commons : Chamoson  - 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. mudslide in Chamoson VS . In: Fatherland online . ( [accessed on August 8, 2018]). Mudslide in Chamoson VS ( Memento of the original from August 8, 2018 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /