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Coat of arms of Visp
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Valais
District Visp
 • Total 13.2 km2 (5.1 sq mi)
Elevation 658 m (2,159 ft)
Population (Dec 2016[2])
 • Total 7,726
 • Density 590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Postal code 3930
SFOS number 6297
Surrounded by Baltschieder, 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.

Other websites[change | change source]

  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 2017