Bex

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bex
Coat of arms of Bex
Coat of arms
Bex is located in Switzerland
Bex
Coordinates: 46°15′N 7°1′E / 46.25°N 7.017°E / 46.25; 7.017Coordinates: 46°15′N 7°1′E / 46.25°N 7.017°E / 46.25; 7.017
Country Switzerland
Canton Vaud
District Aigle
Government
 • Mayor Michel Flückiger
Area[1]
 • Total 96.56 km2 (37.28 sq mi)
Elevation 424 m (1,391 ft)
Population (Dec 2015[2])
 • Total 7,364
 • Density 76.263/km2 (197.521/sq mi)
Postal code 1880
SFOS number 5402
Surrounded by Chamoson (VS), Collonges (VS), Conthey (VS), Fully (VS), Gryon, Lavey-Morcles, Leytron (VS), Massongex (VS), Monthey (VS), Ollon, Ormont-Dessus, Saint-Maurice (VS)
Twin towns Tuttlingen (Germany)
Website www.bex.ch
Profile (French), SFSO statistics

Bex is a municipality in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. It has an area of 96.60 km², an altitude of 424 m, and a population of about 5709. It is a few miles south of its sister town municipality of Aigle.

Geography[change | change source]

Bex sits on the east side of the Rhone River in a big valley bordered on the east by the Bernese Alps and west by the Chablais Alps. Famous Swiss and French ski resorts are nearby. It is on Swiss National Route 9. Bex is connected to Les Diablerets by the mountain pass Col de la Croix


  1. Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016