|Canton :||Valais (VS)|
|Municipal municipality :||Mont Noble|
|Postal code :||1973|
|former BFS no. :||6086|
|Coordinates :||599 246 / 119.84 thousand|
|Height :||1286 m above sea level M.|
|Area :||24.5 km²|
|Residents:||466 (December 31, 2010)|
|Population density :||19 inhabitants per km²|
Nax , in the background the Dent de Perroc
Nax is a civic community with a civic council and until December 31, 2010 was a political municipality in the Hérens district in the French-speaking part of the canton of Valais in Switzerland .
Nax is located on the north side of Mont Noble above the Rhone Valley . The neighboring municipalities of Nax are Vernamiège , Mase , Saint-Martin , Grône , Anniviers and Sitten .
In the referendum on February 24, 2008, the planned merger of the three municipalities Vernamiège , Nax and Mase only narrowly failed . Nax and Mase said yes, but Vernamiège rejected the project with 67 to 61 votes. Another referendum took place on September 7, 2008, in which all three municipalities accepted the project. The new municipality of Mont-Noble was created on January 1st, 2011.
Economy and tourism
The local economy is shaped by agriculture. To develop a modest tourism and on private initiative a swing golf course was built.
A chair lift leads to the Dzorniva middle station below Mont Nobles . From there, two chairlifts built in 2012 and a ski lift on the west side of the mountain open up a small ski area with 30 km of marked ski slopes.
- Catherine Raemi-Berthod: Les sanctuaires de Nax, Vernamiège, Mase et Saint-Martin (Val d'Hérens). Canton du Valais. (Swiss Art Guide, No. 617/619, Series 62). Society for Swiss Art History GSK. Bern 1997, ISBN 3-85782-617-7 .
- Pierre Carruzzo: Nax. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland . 2017 .