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Coat of arms of Hérémence
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of ValaisCanton of Valais Valais (VS)
District : Hérensw
BFS no. : 6084i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 1987
Coordinates : 597 325  /  114393 coordinates: 46 ° 10 '52 "  N , 7 ° 24' 14"  O ; CH1903:  five hundred and ninety-seven thousand three hundred and twenty-five  /  114393
Height : 1237  m above sea level M.
Height range : 671–3870 m above sea level M.
Area : 107.46  km²
Residents: 1392 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 13 inhabitants per km²
Website: www.heremence.ch
Panorama of Hérémence

Panorama of Hérémence

Location of the municipality
Lac de Tseuzier Lac de Moiry Lac des Dix Lac de Mauvoisin Lago di Place Moulin Italien Kanton Bern Kanton Waadt Bezirk Conthey Bezirk Entremont Bezirk Leuk Bezirk Martigny Bezirk Siders Bezirk Sitten Bezirk Visp Ayent Evolène Hérémence Mont-Noble Saint-Martin VS Vex VSMap of Hérémence
About this picture

Hérémence , formerly German Armensi or Ermenz, is a political municipality and a civil parish in the district of Hérens in the French-speaking part of the canton of Valais in Switzerland . The municipality is known for the Lac des Dix reservoir and its huge Grande-Dixence dam .


Aerial photo (1955)

The municipality is located in the Val d'Hérémence valley of the same name . The neighboring municipalities starting from the north in a clockwise direction are Vex , Saint-Martin , Evolène , Bagnes and Nendaz .


Hérémence was first mentioned in 1195 as Aremens . After the place had belonged to Savoy for a long time , it was transferred to the diocese of Sion in 1260 . In 1268 it moved back to Savoy, where the entire Val d'Hérémence remained until 1476. This is in contrast to the Val d'Hérens .


Population development
year 1850 1900 1930 1950 1960 2000 2016
Residents 1137 1101 1736 1648 1868 1294 1377


The Catholic parish church ( St. Nicolas (Hérémence) ) is a monumental concrete building by the architect Walter Maria Förderer , built between 1967 and 1970. Controversial at the time of its construction, it is now considered to be an important architectural and historical church building of the 20th century in Switzerland.


Web links

Commons : Hérémence  - 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 .