|• Mayor||François Mudry CVP/PDC|
|• Total||29.81 km2 (11.51 sq mi)|
|Elevation||500 m (1,600 ft)|
|• Density||1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (Central European Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)|
|Surrounded by||Ayent, Conthey, Grimisuat, Grône, Les Agettes, Nax, Nendaz, Saint-Léonard, Salins, Savièse, Vernamiège, Vex|
|Twin towns||Colón (Argentina), Philippi (United States)|
Geography[change | change source]
The older area of the city still stays and is well preserved. As well as the two Château's, a number of other important buildings are there, such as the Château de la Majorie, the Hôtel de Ville and the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Sion.
History[change | change source]
Sion started to develop during the time of the Celts.
On 1 January 2013, the former municipality of Salins merged into the municipality of Sion.
In 2017, Les Agettes became part of the municipality.
Economy[change | change source]
The tertiary sector is the main economic sector in Sion. Tourism is also an important sector due to its historic château's and museums.
Finally, the commune has a waste incinerator which disposes of the waste from 44 surrounding communes. This incinerator has a catalytic converter, something that reduces harmful gases to acceptable levels. The heat created from the burning is converted into electrical energy that is then provided to local communes.
Airshows[change | change source]
Transport[change | change source]
Sion is on the main railway line and the motorway. It also has an airport (Sion Airport).
References[change | change source]
- "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
- https://www.pxweb.bfs.admin.ch/pxweb/fr/px-x-0102020000_201/-/px-x-0102020000_201.px; retrieved: 2 June 2020.