Monthey, Switzerland

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Coat of arms of Monthey
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Valais
District Monthey
 • Mayor Fernand Mariétan
 • Total 22.7 km2 (8.8 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 15,299
 • Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Les Montheysans
Postal code 1870
Surrounded by Bex (VD), Châtel (FR-74), Collombey-Muraz, Massongex, Montriond (FR-74), Ollon (VD), Troistorrents, Val-d'Illiez, Vérossaz
Twin towns Diekirch (Luxembourg), Ivrea (Italy), Tübingen (Germany)

Monthey is the capital of the district of Monthey in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.

It has a population is of 15,118 (as of 2004) people (Montheysans). Monthey is located on the west side of the Rhone valley, south to Lake Geneva. Monthey is important to Swiss industry, with many important companies including chemical companies. The city is close to the famous winter sports region, the Portes du Soleil.


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