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Coat of arms of Visp
Location of Visp
 • Total13.17 km2 (5.08 sq mi)
658 m (2,159 ft)
 • Total7,948
 • Density600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
SFOS number6297
Surrounded byBaltschieder, Brig-Glis, Bürchen, Lalden, Raron, Visperterminen, Zeneggen
SFSO statistics

Visp is the capital city of the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.

It has a population of around 7,000 people. The two valleys are Mattertal and Saastal. It borders Brig-Glis

The majority of the population are German-speaking.


Economy[change | change source]

It has a chemical business named LONZA AG. There are also several smaller businesses.

Transportation[change | change source]

In 2007, Visp will become a junction of the Neue Eisenbahn-Alpentransversale or NEAT, connecting with many other rail-lines.

The bus and the train station of Visp and Brig is the starting point for many outdoor activities, trips, and tours in the surrounding mountain resorts of Zermatt and Saas-Fee.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. "Ständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Staatsangehörigkeitskategorie Geschlecht und Gemeinde; Provisorische Jahresergebnisse; 2018". Federal Statistical Office. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.

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