Vex VS

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VS is the abbreviation for the canton of Valais in Switzerland and is used to avoid confusion with other entries of the name Vexf .
Vex coat of arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of ValaisCanton of Valais Valais (VS)
District : Hérensw
BFS no. : 6089i1 f3 f4
Postal code : 1981
Coordinates : 596 931  /  117926 coordinates: 46 ° 12 '46 "  N , 7 ° 23' 56"  O ; CH1903:  five hundred ninety-six thousand nine hundred thirty-one  /  117926
Height : 939  m above sea level M.
Height range : 511–2466 m above sea level M.
Area : 13.05  km²
Residents: 1811 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 139 inhabitants per km²
Vex by night

Vex by night

Location of the municipality
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Vex (German [obsolete] Vesch ) is a municipality , a civic community and the main town in the district Hérens of the French-speaking canton of Valais in Switzerland .


Aerial photo (1955)

Vex lies on the western side of the Dixence valley , a tributary of the Borgne , which flows into the Rhone from the south . The municipality consists of the districts of Vex, Les Collons, Les Prasses, Thyon and Ypresses. Neighboring communities of Vex are the canton capital Sion in the north, Mont-Noble in the east, Saint-Martin in the south-east, Hérémence in the south, Nendaz in the south-west and Les Agettes in the west .


Population development
year 1850 1900 1950 2000 2016
Residents 798 957 855 1311 1813


The main road 206 connects Sion with the Val d'Hérens , it leads past Vex. Vex is on the Sion – Vex– Evolène - Les Haudères post bus line . The Theytaz Excursions Sion TSD connects Sitten and Vex with Dixence , Mâche and Thyon 2000 .


A little outside the village, by the cemetery, is the Saint-Sylve church, founded in the 12th or 13th century . The nave and the bell tower are partly Romanesque. The square choir was rebuilt in 1498.

There are some chalets with decorated facades in the village .

Tavelli tower.


Web links

Commons : Vex  - 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. Schweizer Kursbuch: 12.381 , 2015/16, accessed on October 26, 2015
  3. Swiss course book: 12.373 , 2015/16, accessed on October 26, 2015
  4. Swiss course book: 12.372 , 2015/16, accessed on October 26, 2015
  5. Swiss course book: 12.371 , 2015/16, accessed on October 26, 2015