Sierre

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Sierre
Coat of arms of Sierre
Coat of arms
Location of Sierre
CountrySwitzerland
CantonValais
DistrictSierre
Government
 • MayorManfred Stucky (CVP/PDC)
Area
 • Total1,918 km2 (741 sq mi)
Elevation
533 m (1,749 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[2]
 • Total16,860
 • Density8.8/km2 (23/sq mi)
Postal code
3960
SFOS number6248
Surrounded byChalais, Chandolin, Chermignon, Chippis, Grône, Lens, Montana, Randogne, Saint-Léonard, Saint-Luc, Salgesch, Venthône, Veyras
Twin townsAubenas (France), Cesenatico (Italy), Delfzijl (Netherlands), Schwarzenbeck (Germany), Zelzate (Belgium)
Websitewww.sierre.ch
SFSO statistics

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

Sierre seen from Crans-Montana.

It has a population of 14,355. It is situated at the language border of the German-speaking upper part of the "Wallis" and the French-speaking "Valais". This city counts as one of the three official bilingual towns in Switzerland. Sierre is starting point for the tourist sites of the Val d'Anniviers including the villages of Vercorin, Chandolin, St-Luc Vissoie, St-Jean Chandolin, Grimentz, Zinal and Ayer. Sierre is connected with Crans-Montana by a cable car.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Sierre became economically important as very early aluminium smelting is enabled by its access to hydroelectricity.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. "Bilanz der ständigen Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Staatsangehörigkeit (Kategorie), Geschlecht und demographischen Komponenten". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 12 January 2019.