The Valais is exactly that: a long, narrow, L-shaped valley in the . The main cities in this region are along the river Rhone which cuts through the bottom of the valley, between its source at the Rhone glacier in the east and its temporary destination of in the west.
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is the capital of the canton of Valais in . Photo: Belappetit, CC0.

is one of the most famous mountain resorts in . Photo: Paul Asman and Jill Lenoble, CC BY 2.0.

is a town in the French-speaking part of Valais. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

, officially Brig-Glis, is a municipality of 13,000 people in Valais in . Photo: JoachimKohlerBremen, CC BY-SA 4.0.


is a city in Central Valais. While the city is in the French part of Valais, there is a large German-speaking population and you will encounter many people being fluent in both languages. Photo: Famberhorst, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is the biggest town in the Saas valley in the canton of Valais. Photo: Gürkan Sengün, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a mountain spa and ski resort in the canton of Valais in . Photo: Chinalace, CC BY 3.0.

is a German-speaking town in the canton of Valais. Photo: Fabienp, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a cosy small town in Valais, . Photo: Björn S..., CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a village in the Valais. It is the access point for the nearby villages of Fiescheralp, Fieschertal and Bellwald. Photo: Tobi 87, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a town in Canton Valais, . Photo: Pvt pauline, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a resort town in the eastern part of the canton of Valais near . Photo: KlausFoehl, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a municipality in the district of Leuk in the canton of Valais in . Photo: Xenos, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a protected area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site between the Valais and the in the . Photo: Alps, Public domain.

is in the canton of Valais in . Photo: Mo4jolo, CC BY-SA 2.5.


Latitude of center
46.2293° or 46° 13' 45.3" north
Longitude of center
7.4597° or 7° 27' 35" east
1350 metres (4429 feet)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Kanton Valais
  • Albanian: Kantoni Valais
  • Arabic: Valais
  • Arabic: كانتون فاليز
  • Aragonese: Cantón d'o Valais
  • Armenian: Վալե
  • Arpitan: Canton du Valês
  • Asturian: Cantón del Valais
  • Asturian: Valais
  • Balinese: Kanton Valais
  • Basque: Valais
  • Basque: Valais kantonamendua
  • Belarusian: Вале (кантон)
  • Belarusian: Вале
  • Belarusian: Валіс
  • Belarusian: кантон Вале
  • Bengali: ক্যান্টন অব ভ্যালাইস
  • Bosnian: Valais
  • Breton: Valais
  • Bulgarian: Вале
  • Catalan: Valais
  • Cebuano: Canton du Valais
  • Chinese: Valais Chiu
  • Chinese: 瓦莱州
  • Chinese: 瓦萊州
  • Chinese: 華麗州
  • Chuvash: Вале
  • Croatian: Valais
  • Czech: Valais
  • Danish: VS
  • Danish: Valais
  • Danish: Wallis
  • Dutch: Wallis
  • Egyptian Arabic: كانتون فاليز
  • English: Canton of Valais
  • English: Canton of Wallis
  • English: VS
  • English: Wallis
  • Esperanto: Kantono Valezo
  • Estonian: Valais' kanton
  • Finnish: Valais
  • Finnish: Wallis
  • French: Canton Valais
  • French: Canton du Valais
  • French: VS
  • French: Valais
  • French: canton du Valais
  • Galician: Valais
  • Georgian: ვალეს კანტონი
  • German: Canton du Valais
  • German: Kanton Wallis
  • German: VS
  • German: Wallis
  • Greek: Βαλαί
  • Greek: Καντόνι του Βαλαί
  • Gujarati: વાલાઇસ કેન્ટન
  • Hebrew: ואלה
  • Hebrew: קנטון ואלה
  • Hindi: वाले कैन्टन
  • Hindi: वैलाइस कैंटन
  • Hungarian: Valais
  • Hungarian: Wallis kanton
  • Icelandic: Valais
  • Iloko: Valais
  • Indonesian: Kanton Valais
  • Interlingue: Canton de Vallais
  • Italian: Canton Vallese
  • Italian: VS
  • Italian: Vallese
  • Japanese: ヴァレー州
  • Javanese: Valais
  • Kannada: ವಲಾಯಿಸ್ ಕ್ಯಾಂಟನ್
  • Kazakh: Вале
  • Korean: 발레 주
  • Korean: 발레주
  • Lao: Valais
  • Latin: Valesia
  • Latvian: Valē kantons
  • Limburgan: Wallis
  • Lingala: Kanton ya Mbwaku
  • Lithuanian: Valė
  • Lombard: Canton Vales
  • Luxembourgish: Valais
  • Macedonian: Вале
  • Malay: Valais
  • Marathi: व्हाले
  • Min Nan Chinese: Valais Chiu
  • Neapolitan: Cantone Vallese
  • Northern Frisian: Wallis
  • Northern Sami: Valais
  • Norwegian: Wallis
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Wallis
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Valais
  • Occitan (post 1500): Canton de Valés
  • Persian: ایالت وله
  • Persian: کانتون وله
  • Piemontese: Canton ëd Valais
  • Polish: Valais
  • Portuguese: Cantão de Valais
  • Portuguese: Valais
  • Portuguese: Vallesi
  • Portuguese: Wallis
  • Pushto: والیز
  • Romanian: Cantonul Valais
  • Romansh: Chantun Vallais
  • Romansh: Vallais
  • Russian: Вале
  • Russian: Валлис
  • Saterfriesisch: Kanton Wallis
  • Scots: Valais
  • Scottish Gaelic: Valais
  • Serbian: Кантон Вале
  • Serbo-Croatian: Valais
  • Sicilian: Canton Vallisi
  • Sinhala: වලයිස් පළාත
  • Slovak: Valais
  • Slovenian: Valais
  • South Azerbaijani: وله
  • Spanish: Cantón del Valais
  • Spanish: Valais
  • Spanish: canton del Valais
  • Spanish: cantón del Valais
  • Swahili: Valais
  • Swedish: Valais
  • Swedish: Wallis
  • Swiss German: Kanton Wallis
  • Tamil: கண்டோம் ஆப் வலைஸ்
  • Tamil: வலெய்ஸ்
  • Telugu: కాంటన్ ఆఫ్ వాలెయిస్
  • Thai: รัฐวาเล
  • Tosk Albanian: Kanton Wallis
  • Turkish: Valais
  • Turkish: Valais kantonu
  • Ukrainian: Вале
  • Urdu: والے
  • Venetian: Canton Vałexe
  • Vietnamese: Valais
  • Waray (Philippines): Valais
  • Welsh: Valais
  • Western Panjabi: ویلائس
  • Wu Chinese: 瓦莱州
  • Yiddish: קאנטאן וואליס
  • Yue Chinese: 華麗州

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